Owyhee Roundup Day 13

The incident began on October 11.  Gather stats through October 23:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 488, up from 449 on Day 11
  • Average daily take: 37.5
  • Capture goal: 947
  • Removal goal: 615
  • Returned: 55, no change from Day 11
  • Deaths: 7, no change from Day 11
  • Shipped: 294, up from 242 on Day 11

Helicopters were grounded on Day 12 due to high winds.

The death rate through Day 13 declined slightly to 1.4%.

Foals represented 18.4% of the horses captured.  Of the adults, 52.3% were male and 47.7% 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 13 ended with 132 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: 5,196 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 4,330 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: Unknown
  • Horses displaced from Complex by livestock: Unknown
  • True AML: Unknown

RELATED: Owyhee Roundup Day 11, Status of Owyhee Allotments.

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