Black Mountain Roundup Over

The incident concluded on May 25, according to information at the gather page, with 1,109 burros captured, 1,090 shipped, none released and no deaths.

Figures for Days 8 and 21 were revised.

The numbers don’t balance.  The 19 unaccounted-for animals may correspond to jennies in the HSUS darting experiment that will be returned to the HMA.

The total consisted of 447 jacks, 550 jennies and 112 foals.

Youngsters represented 10.1% of the animals captured.  Of the adults, 44.8% were male and 55.2% were female.

The percentage of foals went down as the number of animals caught went up.

The herd can’t be growing at a rate of 20% per year with a birth rate of 10%.

The percentages of males and females were outside the expected range of variation for a simple random process centered at 50% males / 50% females with 997 adults.

Abnormal sex ratios are not uncommon in herds subject to the Montana Solution.

The capture and removal goals were 1,080 each.

The HMA is subject to permitted grazing.

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