By way of private supporters Project WLP has rescued and removed these native Idaho wild horses from the existing taxpayer funded system. This is the second largest adoption in BLM history, however first of its kind in intent and action. Thanks to unprecedented teamwork, we have secured these wild lives in a new manner to remain forever together on permanently protected WLP native wild expanse on home turf in Idaho.
This 2012 Challis Helicopter Roundup was in October, adoptions began in December, along with WLP's purchase of all older authority horses, and our mass adoption took place during the first half of January 2013. Because a mass adoption like this had never been done before, there were many twists, turns and challenges faced to meet BLM requirements, including specially modified corrals and other site-specific logistics. As per the system, the BLM monitors adopted wild horses regularly for a year, before adopters take ownership.
On January 17 and 18, 2013 it was on! The excitement filled the air and the wild horses knew it was their lucky day! All logistics were in place, trucks and trailers and folks from every side of the wild horse issue were at the ready. It was tremendous to arrive at the Challis Wild Horse Corrals knowing that every single horse had a golden ticket out and were officially saved. Trailer after trailer, we loaded everyone up and drove them an hour away to WLP leased corrals.