Death Valley Auxiliary Roundup Day 9

The incident began on April 25.  Gather stats through May 3:

  • Target: Burros
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Captured: 170, up from 137 on Day 7
  • Average daily take: 18.9
  • Capture goal: 490
  • Removal goal: 490
  • Returned: None
  • Deaths: 1, no change from Day 7
  • Shipped: 170, up from 137 on Day 7

The cumulative total includes 73 jacks, 77 jennies and 20 foals.

Youngsters represented 11.8% of the animals captured.  Of the adults, 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female.

The herd can’t be growing at a rate of 20% per year with a birth rate of 12% per year.

The location of the trap site was not provided.  Three HAs are involved.

Death Valley Auxiliary Roundup Map 04-29-22

Day 9 ended with -1 unaccounted-for animals, more animals disbursed than captured.

The number of burros removed to date is 170.

Other statistics:

  • AML: Zero
  • Forage assigned to burros: None
  • Pre-gather population: Unknown
  • Forage liberated to date: 1,020 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 850 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: Unknown
  • Burros displaced from area by permitted grazing: Unknown
  • True AML: Unknown
  • Stocking rate at new AML: Unknown
  • Burros displaced from area by drilling and mining: Ask the advocates

RELATED: Death Valley Auxiliary Roundup Day 7.

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