The incident began on July 15. Gather stats through July 17:
- Target: Horses
- Type: Planned
- Method: Helicopter
- Category: Cruel and costly
- Captured: 292, up from 159 on Day 1
- Average daily take: 97.3
- Capture goal: 1,050
- Removal goal: 750
- Returned: None, no change from Day 1
- Deaths: 2, up from zero on Day 1
- Shipped: 172, up from zero on Day 1
Horses were put down on Days 2 and 3, presumably, due to pre-existing conditions but no details were given. The death rate is 0.7%.
The total includes 106 stallions, 132 mares and 54 foals.
Youngsters represented 18.5% of the animals captured. Of the adults, 44.5% were male and 55.5% were female.
Body condition scores were not given.
The location of the trap site was not disclosed.
The HMA and surrounding lands are subject to permitted grazing.
Day 3 ended with 118 unaccounted-for animals.
Mares treated with fertility control may be returned to the area at a later date.
- AML: 235
- Forage assigned to horses: 2,820 AUMs per year
- Pre-gather population: 1,385
- Forage liberated to date: 3,504 AUMs per year
- Water liberated to date: 2,920 gallons per day
- Forage assigned to livestock: 6,840 AUMs per year (estimated)
- Horses displaced from HMA by permitted grazing: 570
- True AML: 805
- Stocking rate at new AML: 4.2 horses per thousand acres
- Horses displaced from HMA by drilling and mining: Ask the advocates