Black Mountain Roundup Day 11

The incident began on May 2.  Gather stats through May 12:

  • Target: Burros
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Captured: 524, up from 421 on Day 9
  • Average daily take: 47.6
  • Capture goal: 1,080
  • Removal goal: 1,080
  • Returned: None
  • Deaths: None
  • Shipped: 454, up from 351 on Day 9

The cumulative total breaks down to 203 jacks, 247 jennies and 74 foals, according to figures in the daily reports.  The figures at the gather page are 204 jacks, 245 jennies and 75 foals, which do not sum to 531 as indicated in the sidebar.

Youngsters represented 14.1% of the animals captured.  Of the adults, 45.1% were male and 54.9% were female.

The herd can’t be growing at a rate of 20% per year with a birth rate of 14% 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 11 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: 3,144 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 2,620 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 Day 9.

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