The incident began on July 17. Gather stats through July 31:
- Target: Horses
- Type: Planned
- Method: Helicopter
- Category: Cruel and costly
- Captured: 552, up from 515 on Day 13
- Average daily take: 36.8
- Capture goal: 1,900
- Removal goal: 1,800
- Returned: None, no change from Day 13
- Deaths: 13, no change from Day 13
- Shipped: 473, no change from Day 13
The figures above are based on the daily reports.
Helicopters did not fly on Day 14. The trap may have been moved to a new location.
The death rate is 2.4%.
The capture total includes 205 stallions, 256 mares and 91 foals.
Youngsters represented 16.5% of the animals gathered. 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 17% per year.
A better estimate would be 12% per year, assuming a death rate of 5% per year.
Body condition scores were not given.
The location of the trap was not disclosed.
The Complex and surrounding lands are subject to permitted grazing.
Day 15 ended with 66 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: 6,624 AUMs per year
- Water liberated to date: 5,520 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
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