Sinbad Roundup Day 6

The incident began on April 30.  Gather stats through May 5:

  • Target: Burros
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Captured: 153, up from 123 on Day 3
  • Average daily take: 25.5
  • Capture goal: 300
  • Removal goal: 260
  • Returned: None
  • Deaths: 1, up from zero on Day 3
  • Shipped: 152, up from 123 on Day 3

A jack died on Day 5 trying to evade capture.  The death rate is 0.7%.

The cumulative total includes 75 jacks, 67 jennies and 11 foals.

Youngsters represented 7.2% of the animals captured.  Of the adults, 52.8% were male and 47.2% were female.

The herd can’t be growing at a rate of 20% per year with a birth rate of 7% per year.

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

Sinbad HMA Map 04-27-22

Day 6 ended with no unaccounted-for animals.

The number of burros removed to date is 153.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 70
  • Forage assigned to burros: 420 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 328
  • Forage liberated to date: 918 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 765 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: 5,547 AUMs per year (estimated)
  • Burros displaced from HMA by permitted grazing: 922
  • True AML: 992
  • Stocking rate at new AML: 10 burros per thousand acres
  • Burros displaced from area by drilling and mining: Ask the advocates

RELATED: Sinbad Roundup Day 3.

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