Black Mountain Roundup Day 9

The incident began on May 2.  Gather stats through May 10:

  • Target: Burros
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Captured: 421, up from 267 on Day 7
  • Average daily take: 46.8
  • Capture goal: 1,080
  • Removal goal: 1,080
  • Returned: None
  • Deaths: None
  • Shipped: 351, up from 173 on Day 7

The cumulative total includes 158 jacks, 199 jennies and 64 foals.  The figures at the gather page are 159 jacks, 198 jennies and 65 foals, which sum to 422.

Youngsters represented 15.2% of the animals captured.  Of the adults, 44.3% were male and 55.7% 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.

Black Mountain HMA Map 02-25-22

Day 9 ended with 70 unaccounted-for animals.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 478
  • Forage assigned to burros: 2,868 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 3,000
  • Forage liberated to date: 2,526 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 2,105 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 Day 7.

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