Surprise Complex Roundup Day 5

The incident began on September 28.  Gather stats through October 2:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 441, up from 307 on Day 3
  • Average daily take: 88.2
  • Capture goal: 1,220
  • Removal goal: 1,050
  • Returned: 15
  • Deaths: 7, up from 6 on Day 3
  • Shipped: 281, up from 155 on Day 3

An orphan colt died on Day 4.  The death rate is now 1.6%.

The breakdowns between stallions, mares and foals were not provided.

Body condition scores are not known.

Operations will move to High Rock and Wall Canyon tomorrow.  Six HMAs are involved in the roundup.

Surprise Complex Map 10-02-21

Day 5 ended with 138 unaccounted-for animals.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 496
  • Forage assigned to horses: 5,952 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 1,300
  • Forage liberated to date: 5,112 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 4,260 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: Unknown
  • Horses displaced from Complex by livestock: Unknown
  • True AML: Unknown

RELATED: Surprise Complex Roundup Day 3.

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