The incident began on May 2. Gather stats through May 8:
- Target: Burros
- Type: Planned
- Method: Helicopter
- Captured: 267, up from 124 on Day 3
- Average daily take: 38.1
- Capture goal: 1,080
- Removal goal: 1,080
- Returned: None
- Deaths: None
- Shipped: 173, up from 56 on Day 3
Reports for Days 4 to 7 were not posted until yesterday. Helicopters did not fly on Day 7 due to high winds.
The cumulative total includes 100 jacks, 127 jennies and 40 foals.
Youngsters represented 15.0% of the animals captured. Of the adults, 44.1% were male and 55.9% were female.
The herd can’t be growing at a rate of 20% per year with a birth rate of 15% per year.
Four PZP jennies have been caught to date, part of the Humane Society darting project.
The location of the trap site within the HMA was not disclosed.
Day 7 ended with 94 unaccounted-for animals.
- AML: 478
- Forage assigned to burros: 2,868 AUMs per year
- Pre-gather population: 3,000
- Forage liberated to date: 1,602 AUMs per year
- Water liberated to date: 1,335 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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