The incident began on October 7. Gather stats through November 19:
- Type: Planned
- Method: Helicopter
- Horses captured: 1,843, up from 1,631 on Day 42
- Average daily take: 41.9
- Capture goal: 4,400
- Removal goal: 3,500
- Returned: 1, no change from Day 42
- Deaths: 7, no change from Day 42
- Shipped: 1,701, up from 1,410 on Day 42
The death rate in this roundup, described as cruel and inhumane by the advocates, is 0.4%. If they are disappointed by any of this it’s that the government is getting rid of the horses, not them.
Foals represented 20.1% of the horses captured. Of the adults, 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female.
Body condition scores were not reported.
Gather activity continued at Salt Wells Creek. Five HMAs are involved in the roundup.
Day 44 ended with 134 unaccounted-for animals.
- AML: 2,165 (across five HMAs)
- Forage assigned to horses: 25,980 AUMs per year
- Pre-gather population: 5,105
- Forage liberated to date: 22,104 AUMs per year
- Water liberated to date: 18,420 gallons per day
- Forage assigned to livestock: 191,791 AUMs per year (estimated)
- Horses displaced from HMAs by livestock: 15,982 (32% of off-range holding)
- True AML: 18,147
RELATED: Rock Springs Roundup Day 42.