The incident started on September 9. Gather stats through September 27:
- Horses captured: 393
- Escaped: 4
- Goal: 500
- Deaths: 5
- Shipped: Not reported
No deaths occurred on Days 17, 18 and 19. Another horse escaped the trap on Day 19, bringing the total to four. The Forest Service is reporting 396 horses gathered but the sum of the daily results is 393. Escapees are on the other side of the equation.
Animals gathered = Animals returned (escaped) + Animal deaths + Animals shipped
The daily reports can be found here.
The WHT is to be managed principally for wild horses. Resources not assigned to horses go to wildlife. No livestock.
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