Owyhee Roundup Day 5

The incident began on October 11.  Gather stats through October 15:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 190
  • Average daily take: 38.0
  • Capture goal: 947
  • Removal goal: 615
  • Returned: None
  • Deaths: 4
  • Shipped: 79

Two horses were put down on Day 4 and two more on Day 5 due to pre-existing conditions, including a foal that was malnourished.

All four deaths were justified by IM 2021-007, Euthanasia of Wild Horses and Burros Related to Acts of Mercy, Health or Safety.  The death rate through Day 5 is 2.1%.

Foals represented 16.8% of the horses captured.  Of the adults, 52.5% were male and 47.5% were female.

Body condition scores were not reported.

The location of gather ops was not given.  Five HMAs are involved in the roundup.

Owyhee Complex Map 10-04-21

Day 5 ended with 107 unaccounted-for animals.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 999 (across five HMAs)
  • Forage assigned to horses: 11,988 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 1,188
  • Forage liberated to date: 2,280 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 1,900 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: Unknown
  • Horses displaced from Complex by livestock: Unknown
  • True AML: Unknown

RELATED: Owyhee Roundup Delayed.

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