Pancake Roundup Day 17

The incident began on January 11.  Gather stats through January 27:

  • Target: Horses
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Captured: 1,182, up from 982 on Day 14
  • Average daily take: 69,5
  • Capture goal: 2,060
  • Removal goal: 2,030
  • Returned: 4, no change from Day 14
  • Deaths: 11, no change from Day 14
  • Shipped: 999, up from 917 on Day 14

Helicopters did not fly on Day 15 due to high winds.

The death rate is 0.9%.

The cumulative total includes 499 stallions, 531 mares and 152 foals.

Youngsters represented 12.9% of the horses captured, consistent with a herd growth rate of 8% per year, assuming a 5% death rate.  A growth rate of 20% per year is often used by land managers to predict herd sizes.

Of the adults, 48.4% were stallions and 51.6% 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 17 ended with 168 unaccounted-for animals.

The number of horses removed to date is 1,178.  Mares returned to the Complex will be treated with fertility control 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: 14,136 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 11,780 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 14.

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