Owyhee Roundup Day 16

The incident began on October 11.  Gather stats through October 26:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 531, up from 488 on Day 13
  • Average daily take: 33.2
  • Capture goal: 947
  • Removal goal: 615
  • Returned: 55, no change from Day 13
  • Deaths: 8, up from 7 on Day 13
  • Shipped: 331, up from 294 on Day 13

Helicopters were grounded on Days 14 and 15 due to rain and low visibility.

A stallion was put down on Day 16 due to pre-existing conditions, bringing the death rate to 1.5%.

Foals represented 17.9% of the horses captured.  Of the adults, 51.1% were male and 48.9% 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 16 ended with 137 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: 5,712 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 4,760 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: Unknown
  • Horses displaced from Complex by livestock: Unknown
  • True AML: Unknown

RELATED: Owyhee Roundup Day 13, Status of Owyhee Allotments.

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