The incident began on January 11. Gather stats through January 30:
- Target: Horses
- Type: Planned
- Method: Helicopter
- Captured: 1,413, up from 1,182 on Day 17
- Average daily take: 70.7
- Capture goal: 2,060
- Removal goal: 2,030
- Returned: 4, no change from Day 17
- Deaths: 13, up from 11 on Day 17
- Shipped: 1,258, up from 999 on Day 17
Helicopters did not fly on Day 19. The trap site was moved to a new location.
Two horses were euthanized on Day 18. The death rate is 0.9%.
The cumulative total includes 595 stallions, 641 mares and 177 foals. The number of mares captured on Day 14 was changed from 14 to 19.
Youngsters represented 12.5% 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, 48.1% 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.
Day 20 ended with 138 unaccounted-for animals.
The number of horses removed to date is 1,409. Mares returned to the Complex will be treated with fertility control of unspecified type.
- 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: 16,908 AUMs per year
- Water liberated to date: 14,090 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
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