Rock Springs Roundup Day 47

The incident began on October 7.  Gather stats through November 22:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 2,038, up from 1,843 on Day 44
  • Average daily take: 43.4
  • Capture goal: 4,400
  • Removal goal: 3,500
  • Returned: 1, no change from Day 44
  • Deaths: 8, up from 7 on Day 44
  • Shipped: 1,970, up from 1,701 on Day 44

Helicopters did not fly on Day 47.  No explanation was given.

A mare ran into the corrals on Day 46 and broke her neck.

The advocates will claim that this and other such losses can be prevented by ending reproduction—not permitted grazing—in areas set aside for wild horses.

Foals represented 19.9% of the horses captured.  Of the adults, 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female.

Body condition scores were not reported.

The death rate is 0.4%.

Gather activity continued at Salt Wells Creek.  Five HMAs are involved in the roundup.

Rock Springs HMAs 10-13-21

Day 47 ended with 59 unaccounted-for animals.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 2,165 (across five HMAs)
  • Forage assigned to horses: 25,980 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 5,105
  • Forage liberated to date: 24,444 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 20,370 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 44.

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