Calico Roundup Ends Early

The incident concluded yesterday, according to a statement at the gather page, with 863 horses captured, 837 shipped, none released and 26 dead.

The capture goal was 1,076 and the removal goal was 1,036.

There were no unaccounted-for animals.

Data quality was good.

The death rate was 3.0%.

The capture total included 330 stallions, 400 mares and 133 foals.

Youngsters represented 15.4% of the animals gathered, consistent with a herd growth rate of 10% per year.

Of the adults, 45.2% were male and 54.8% were female, within the expected range of variation of a random process centered at 50% males / 50% females.

The plan was to treat up to 40 mares with fertility control and return them to the Complex but the release may occur at a later date.

Captured animals were taken to the off-range corrals in Fallon, NV.

The Complex is subject to permitted grazing but the forage assigned to livestock inside the five HMAs and the number of horses displaced thereby are not known.

The latest schedule still shows capture and removal goals of 1,556 and 1,445.

RELATED: Calico Roundup Announced.

UPDATE: The BLM news release said approximately 40 mares will be treated with fertility control and be released back to the Complex at a later date.

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