Black Mountain Roundup Day 3

The incident began on May 2.  Gather stats through May 4:

  • Target: Burros
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Captured: 124, up from 17 on Day 1
  • Average daily take: 41.3
  • Capture goal: 1,080
  • Removal goal: 1,080
  • Returned: None
  • Deaths: None
  • Shipped: 56, up from 17 on Day 1

The cumulative total includes 45 jacks, 58 jennies and 21 foals.

Youngsters represented 16.9% of the animals captured.  Of the adults, 43.7% were male and 56.3% were female.

The herd can’t be growing at a rate of 20% per year with a birth rate of 17% per year.

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

Black Mountain HMA Map 02-25-22

Day 3 ended with 68 unaccounted-for animals.

The number of burros removed to date is 124.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 478
  • Forage assigned to burros: 2,868 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 3,000
  • Forage liberated to date: 744 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 620 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: 7,333 AUMs per year (estimated)
  • Burros displaced from HMA by permitted grazing: 1,222
  • True AML: 1,700
  • Stocking rate at new AML: 1.7 burros per thousand acres
  • Burros displaced from HMA by drilling and mining: Ask the advocates

RELATED: Black Mountain Roundup Begins.

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