The incident began on January 11. Gather stats through February 5:
- Target: Horses
- Type: Planned
- Method: Helicopter
- Captured: 1,683, up from 1,510 on Day 23
- Average daily take: 64.7
- Capture goal: 2,060
- Removal goal: 2,030
- Returned: 4, no change from Day 23
- Deaths: 15, up from 13 on Day 23
- Shipped: 1,554, up from 1,431 on Day 23
One horse was put down on Day 24 and another died on Day 26. The death rate is 0.9%.
The cumulative total includes 714 stallions, 777 mares and 192 foals.
Youngsters represented 11.4% of the horses captured, consistent with a herd growth rate of six to seven percent per year, assuming a five percent death rate. A growth rate of 20% per year is often used by land managers to predict herd sizes.
Of the adults, 47.9% were stallions and 52.1% were mares.
Body condition scores were not reported.
The location of the trap site within the Complex was not provided.
Day 26 ended with 110 unaccounted-for animals.
With an average daily take of 65, the capture goal should be achieved in another week.
The number of horses removed to date is 1,679. 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: 20,148 AUMs per year
- Water liberated to date: 16,790 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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