Calico Roundup, Day 13

The incident began on September 10.  Gather stats through September 22:

  • Target: Horses
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Category: Cruel and costly (advocates have a better way)
  • Captured: 639, up from 508 on Day 11
  • Average daily take: 49.2
  • Capture goal: 1,076
  • Removal goal: 1,036
  • Returned: None
  • Deaths: 17, up from 15 on Day 11
  • Shipped: 551, up from 478 on Day 11

The figures above are based on the daily reports, not the totals posted by the BLM.

Two stallions were put down on Day 13.  The death rate is 2.7%.

The capture total includes 230 stallions, 302 mares and 107 foals.

Youngsters represented 16.7% of the animals gathered.

Of the adults, 43.2% were male and 56.8% were female.

The herd can’t be growing at a rate of 20% per year with a birth rate of 17% 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.

Calico Complex Map 09-07-22

Day 13 ended with 71 unaccounted-for animals.

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

Other statistics:

  • Horses allowed by plan (AML): 952
  • Forage assigned to horses: 11,424 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 1,593
  • Forage liberated to date: 7,668 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 6,390 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

RELATED: Calico Roundup, Day 11.

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