Bible Springs Roundup, Day 3

The incident began on August 7.  Gather stats through August 9:

  • Target: Horses
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Category: Cruel and costly
  • Captured: 33, up from 8 on Day 1
  • Average daily take: 11.0
  • Capture goal: 450
  • Removal goal: 410
  • Returned: None
  • Deaths: None
  • Shipped: 33, up from zero on Day 1

The figures above are based on the daily reports.

No animals were taken on Day 3.

The capture total includes 12 stallions, 13 mares and eight foals.

Youngsters represented 24.2% of the animals gathered.

Of the adults, 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female.

A birth rate of 24% is consistent with a growth rate of 19% per year, assuming a death rate of 5%.  That figure will likely change as the incident continues.

Body condition scores were not given.

The location of the trap was not disclosed.

The Complex and surrounding lands are subject to permitted grazing.

Bible Springs Complex Map 02-24-22

Day 3 ended with no unaccounted-for animals.

Mares treated with fertility control would be returned to the area at a later date.

Other statistics:

  • Horses allowed by plan (AML): 170
  • Forage assigned to horses: 2,040 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 831
  • Forage liberated to date: 396 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 330 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: 9,890 AUMs per year (estimated)
  • Horses displaced from Complex by permitted grazing: 817
  • True AML: 987
  • Stocking rate at new AML: 4.6 horses per thousand acres
  • Horses displaced from Complex by drilling and mining: Ask the advocates

RELATED: Bible Springs Roundup Begins.

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