Owyhee Roundup Day 11

The incident began on October 11.  Gather stats through October 21:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 449, up from 305 on Day 9
  • Average daily take: 40.8
  • Capture goal: 947
  • Removal goal: 615
  • Returned: 55, no change from Day 9
  • Deaths: 7, up from 5 on Day 9
  • Shipped: 242, up from 163 on Day 9

Two horses were put down on Day 10 due to pre-existing conditions, per IM 2021-007, Euthanasia of Wild Horses and Burros Related to Acts of Mercy, Health or Safety.

The death rate through Day 11 is 1.6%.

Foals represented 18.7% of the horses captured.  Of the adults, 52.1% were male and 47.9% 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 11 ended with 145 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: 4,728 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 3,940 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: Unknown
  • Horses displaced from Complex by livestock: Unknown
  • True AML: Unknown

RELATED: Owyhee Roundup Day 9.

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