The incident began on August 7. Gather stats through August 11:
- Target: Horses
- Type: Planned
- Method: Helicopter
- Category: Cruel and costly
- Captured: 121, up from 33 on Day 3
- Average daily take: 24.2
- Capture goal: 450
- Removal goal: 410
- Returned: None
- Deaths: 1, up from zero on Day 3
- Shipped: 69, up from 33 on Day 3
The figures above are based on the daily reports.
A mare was put down on Day 5 due to single-eye blindness. She’d be alive today if there was no roundup.
The death rate is 0.8%.
The capture total includes 36 stallions, 59 mares and 26 foals.
Youngsters represented 21.5% of the animals gathered.
Of the adults, 37.9% were male and 62.1% were female.
A birth rate of 22% is consistent with a growth rate of 17% 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 5 ended with 51 unaccounted-for animals.
Mares treated with fertility control would be returned to the area at a later date.
- Horses allowed by plan (AML): 170
- Forage assigned to horses: 2,040 AUMs per year
- Pre-gather population: 831
- Forage liberated to date: 1,452 AUMs per year
- Water liberated to date: 1,210 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, Day 3.