Pancake Roundup Day 7

The incident began on January 11.  Gather stats through January 17:

  • Target: Horses
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Animals captured: 713, up from 514 on Day 4
  • Average daily take: 101.9
  • Capture goal: 2,060
  • Removal goal: 2,030
  • Returned: 4, up from zero on Day 4
  • Deaths: 9, no change from Day 4
  • Shipped: 588, up from 309 on Day 4

No animals were captured on Day 5.

The death rate is 1.3%.

The cumulative total includes 296 stallions, 320 mares and 97 foals.

Youngsters represented 13.6% of the horses captured, consistent with a herd growth rate of 8% per year, assuming a 5% death rate.

Of the adults, 48.1% were stallions and 51.9% were mares.

Body condition scores were not reported.

The location of the trap site within the Complex was not provided.

Pancake Complex Map 01-07-22

Day 7 ended with 112 unaccounted-for animals.

The number of horses removed to date is 709.  Mares returned to the Complex will be treated with population suppression of unspecified type.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 638 (across two HMAs, one WHT and one HA)
  • Forage assigned to horses: 7,656 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 3,244
  • Forage liberated to date: 8,508 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 7,090 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: 43,344 AUMs per year (estimated)
  • Horses displaced from Complex by permitted grazing: 3,612
  • True AML: 4,250
  • Stocking rate at new AML: 3.5 wild horses per thousand acres
  • Horses displaced from Complex by drilling and mining: Ask the advocates

RELATED: Pancake Roundup Day 4.

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