Jackson Mountains Roundup Day 10

The incident began on September 15.  Gather stats through September 24:

  • Type: Emergency
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 346, up from 252 on Day 7
  • Average daily take: 34.6
  • Capture goal: 600
  • Removal goal: 600
  • Returned: 1, on Day 10
  • Deaths: 12, up from 6 on Day 7
  • Shipped: 277, up from 142 on Day 7

Two horses were put down on Day 8, two on Day 9 and two on Day 10, all due to pre-existing conditions.  The death rate is now 3.5%, up from 2.4% on Day 7.

The daily reports point to IM 2021-007, Euthanasia of Wild Horses and Burros Related to Acts of Mercy, Health or Safety, as justification for the deaths.

Foals represented 23.1% of the horses gathered.  Of the adults, 37.2% were male and 62.8% were female.

Body condition scores were not provided.

Day 10 ended with 56 unaccounted-for animals.  The report did not indicate if the stallion returned that day was an escape or a release.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 217
  • Forage assigned to horses: 2,604 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 1,018
  • Forage liberated to date: 4,140 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 3,450 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 7.

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