Jackson Mountains Roundup Day 12, Killing Fields Edition

The incident began on September 15.  Gather stats through September 26:

  • Type: Emergency
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 392, up from 346 on Day 10
  • Average daily take: 32.7
  • Capture goal: 600
  • Removal goal: 600
  • Returned: 1, no change from on Day 10
  • Deaths: 18, up from 12 on Day 10
  • Shipped: 320, up from 277 on Day 10

Six horses were put down on Day 11 due to pre-existing conditions, including four that were malnourished.  The death rate is now 4.6%, up from 3.5% on Day 10.

IM 2021-007, Euthanasia of Wild Horses and Burros Related to Acts of Mercy, Health or Safety, was cited as the rationale for the deaths.

Foals represented 23.5% of the horses gathered.  Of the adults, 38.3% were stallions and 61.7% were mares, an assignably large gap between males and females.

Body condition scores were not provided.

Day 12 ended with 53 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: 4,692 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 3,910 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 10.

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