Jackson Mountains Roundup Day 5

The incident began on September 15.  Gather stats through September 19:

  • Type: Emergency
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 126, up from 98 on Day 3
  • Average daily take: 25.2
  • Capture goal: 600
  • Removal goal: 600
  • Returned: 0
  • Deaths: 4, up from 1 on Day 3
  • Shipped: 88, up from 42 on Day 3

Two mares were put down on Day 4 because of hernias and a foal was euthanized because it was orphaned, boosting the death rate to 3.2%.

No effort was made to place the foal with a rescue, such as the nearby Chilly Pepper Miracle Mustang?  All three deaths were justified by IM 2021-007, Euthanasia of Wild Horses and Burros Related to Acts of Mercy, Health or Safety.

Foals represented 22.2% of the horses gathered.  Of the adults, 29.6% were male and 70.4% were female.

Body condition scores were not provided.

Day 5 ended with 34 unaccounted-for animals.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 217
  • Forage assigned to horses: 2,604 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 1,018
  • Forage liberated to date: 1,512 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 1,260 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: 7,394 AUMs per year (estimated)
  • Horses displaced from HMA by livestock: 616 (1.2% of off-range holding)
  • True AML: 833

RELATED: Jackson Mountains Roundup Day 3.

One thought on “Jackson Mountains Roundup Day 5

  1. The BLM’s unchecked “emergency” roundups and massive removals of 100’s & 1000’s of our Iconic Wold Horses & Burros is morally reprehensible, illegal according to Federal Codes of Livestock removal to protect wild horse & burro habitat 43 CFR 4710.5
    43 CFR 4610.6
    Also in violation of PRIA, NEMA & most importantly WFHBA which is the overriding mission of the BLM WHP.
    The BLM is completely lacking in any regard for the truth, for its mission, or for decency . This agency is a cancer in the Federal Government spreading malignant corruption and lies in an Autocratic fashion devoid of accountability to its citizens.

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