The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the prosecution of whoever removed a large sign identifying the Saylor Creek Wild Horse Herd Management Area, south of Glenns Ferry.
The BLM says the 12-foot sign, posted at a remote intersection, noted the location of the Saylor Creek Wild Horse Herd Management Area.
Agency officials say they place signs at strategic locations throughout the desert to identify certain features, roads or, in this case, a wild horse herd management area.
“Unfortunately, they become expensive targets for people who use them for target practice. Large signs like the one that was stolen cost the American taxpayer thousands of dollars each year to replace,” BLM spokeswoman Heather Tiel-Nelson said in a news release.
BLM rangeland management staff first noticed the sign missing in mid-June.
The sign was posted at the intersection of the Water Haul and Crows Nest Road.
If you have information regarding the stolen sign, you are asked to contact BLM law enforcement officer Matt Valenta at 208-735-4600.
(Associated Press contributed to this story)