The incident began on July 17. Gather stats through July 27:
- Target: Horses
- Type: Planned
- Method: Helicopter
- Category: Cruel and costly
- Captured: 439, up from 346 Day 9
- Average daily take: 39.9
- Capture goal: 1,900
- Removal goal: 1,800
- Returned: None, no change from Day 9
- Deaths: 10, up from 8 on Day 9
- Shipped: 355, up from 319 on Day 9
Two mares were put down on Day 11 due to pre-existing conditions. They’d be alive today if there was no roundup. The death rate is 2.3%.
The total includes 161 stallions, 201 mares and 77 foals.
Youngsters represented 17.5% of the animals captured. Of the adults, 44.5% were male and 55.5% were female.
The herd can’t be growing at a rate of 20% per year with a birth rate of 18% per year.
A better estimate would be 13% per year assuming a 5% death rate.
Body condition scores were not given.
The location of the trap site was not disclosed.
The Complex and surrounding lands are subject to permitted grazing.
Day 11 ended with 74 unaccounted-for animals.
Mares treated with fertility control may be returned to the area at a later date.
- Horses allowed by plan (AML): 821
- Forage assigned to horses: 9,852 AUMs per year
- Pre-gather population: 3,475
- Forage liberated to date: 5,268 AUMs per year
- Water liberated to date: 4,390 gallons per day
- Forage assigned to livestock: 49,188 AUMs per year (estimated)
- Horses displaced from Complex by permitted grazing: 4,099
- True AML: 4,911
- Stocking rate at new AML: 3.0 horses per thousand acres
- Horses displaced from Complex by drilling and mining: Ask the advocates
RELATED: Triple B Roundup, Day 9.