Devil’s Garden Roundup Day 4

The incident began on September 16.  Reports covering activity through September 19 have been posted to the Modoc news page:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 98
  • Average daily take: 24.5
  • Capture goal: 600
  • Removal goal: 600
  • Returned: Unknown
  • Deaths: Unknown
  • Shipped: Unknown

Gather operations were cut short yesterday by weather.

The death rate is unknown.

The breakdown between stallions, mares and foals was given for Day 4 only.

Body condition scores were not provided.

The number of unaccounted-for animals is not known.

Losses to the economy of Modoc County, mentioned in the Day 1 report, means the horses have been trying to reclaim some of their food from the public-lands ranchers.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 402
  • Forage assigned to horses: 4,824 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 1,926
  • Forage liberated to date: 1,176 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 980 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: 15,711 AUMs per year (estimated)
  • Horses displaced from WHT by livestock: 1,309 (2.6% of off-range holding)
  • True AML: 1,711

RELATED: Devil’s Garden Roundup Begins.

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