The incident began on September 10. Gather stats through September 12:
- Target: Horses
- Type: Planned
- Method: Helicopter
- Category: Cruel and costly
- Captured: 235, up from 85 on Day 1
- Average daily take: 78.3
- Capture goal: 1,076
- Removal goal: 1,036
- Returned: None
- Deaths: 5, up from 2 on Day 1
- Shipped: 133, up from 43 on Day 1
The figures above are based on the daily reports, not the totals posted by the BLM.
The figures for Day 1 were updated to include 43 horses shipped.
Three females were euthanized on Day 2 for non-life-threatening conditions.
The death rate is 2.1%.
The capture total includes 90 stallions, 105 mares and 40 foals.
Youngsters represented 17.0% of the animals gathered.
Of the adults, 46.2% were male and 53.8% 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 provided.
The location of the trap site was not disclosed.
The HMAs and surrounding lands are subject to permitted grazing.
Day 3 ended with 97 unaccounted-for animals.
Mares treated with fertility control may be returned to the area at a later date.
- Horses allowed by plan (AML): 952
- Forage assigned to horses: 11,424 AUMs per year
- Pre-gather population: 1,593
- Forage liberated to date: 2,820 AUMs per year
- Water liberated to date: 2,350 gallons per day
- Forage assigned to livestock: Unknown
- Horses displaced from Complex by permitted grazing: Unknown
- True AML: Unknown
- Stocking rate at new AML: Unknown
- Horses displaced from Complex by drilling and mining: Ask the advocates
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