The incident began on July 15. Gather stats through July 19:
- Target: Horses
- Type: Planned
- Method: Helicopter
- Category: Cruel and costly
- Captured: 392, up from 292 on Day 3
- Average daily take: 78.4
- Capture goal: 1,050
- Removal goal: 750
- Returned: None, no change from Day 3
- Deaths: 2, no change from Day 3
- Shipped: 295, up from 172 on Day 3
The death rate declined from 0.7% on Day 3 to 0.5% on Day 5.
The total, based on the daily reports, includes 143 stallions, 176 mares and 73 foals.
Youngsters represented 18.6% of the animals captured. Of the adults, 44.8% were male and 55.2% 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 5 ended with 95 unaccounted-for animals.
Mares treated with fertility control may be returned to the area at a later date.
- Horses allowed by plan (AML): 235
- Forage assigned to horses: 2,820 AUMs per year
- Pre-gather population: 1,385
- Forage liberated to date: 4,704 AUMs per year
- Water liberated to date: 3,920 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
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