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.
Day 3 ended with 68 unaccounted-for animals.
The number of burros removed to date is 124.
- 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
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