Devil’s Garden Roundup Day 27

The incident began on September 16.  Reports covering activity through October 12 have been posted to the Modoc news page:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 428, up from 401 on Day 25
  • Average daily take: 15.9
  • Capture goal: 600
  • Removal goal: 600
  • Returned: 1, no change from Day 25
  • Deaths: Unknown
  • Shipped: Unknown

Foals represented 14.0% of the horses captured.  Of the adults, 50.5% were males and 49.5% were female.

Body condition scores were not provided.

The death rate and number of unaccounted-for animals cannot be determined.

The low percentage of foals may indicate the herd is not growing at a rate of 20% per year, a benchmark often used by land managers.  Whether it is naturally occurring or induced by the advocates is not known.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 402
  • Forage assigned to horses: 4,824 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 1,926
  • Forage liberated to date: 5,124 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 4,270 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 Day 25.

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