Desatoya Roundup Day 10

The incident began on January 16.  Gather stats through January 25:

  • Target: Horses
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Captured: 188, up from 147 on Day 6
  • Average daily take: 18.8
  • Capture goal: 233
  • Removal goal: 150
  • Returned: 2, no change from Day 6
  • Deaths: 3, up from 2 on Day 6
  • Shipped: 115, up from 83 on Day 6

A stallion was euthanized on Day 9, boosting the death rate to 1.6%.

The cumulative total includes 82 stallions, 80 mares and 26 foals.

Youngsters represented 13.8% of the horses captured, consistent with a herd growth rate of 9% per year, assuming a 5% death rate.

Of the adults, 50.6% were stallions and 49.4% were mares.

Body condition scores were not reported.

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

Desatoya HMA Map 01-19-22

Day 10 ended with 68 unaccounted-for animals.

The number of horses removed to date is 186.  Mares returned to the HMA will be treated with GonaCon Equine.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 180
  • Forage assigned to horses: 2,160 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 277
  • Forage liberated to date: 2,232 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 1,860 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: 9,608 AUMs per year (estimated)
  • Horses displaced from HMA by permitted grazing: 801
  • True AML: 981
  • Stocking rate at new AML: 6.1 wild horses per thousand acres
  • Horses displaced from HMA by drilling and mining: Ask the advocates

RELATED: Desatoya Roundup Day 6.

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