Eagle Roundup Day 36

Cumulative totals through 02-20-20, per the BLM roundup page for the Eagle Complex:

  • 1,656 animals gathered
  • 19 deaths (1.1%)
  • 741 studs (44.9%)
  • 910 mares (55.1%)
  • 5 new foals (2019 foals counted as adults)

A five year old stud was put down on day 36 due to injuries sustained while sorting.

The proportions of mares and studs are still outside of statistical limits corresponding to n = 1,651 and p-bar = .50.  The operation has removed a large number of mares from the complex, relative to studs.  The difference cannot be attributed to chance, but to one or more assignable causes.

The thriving ecological balance has been achieved, save for the removal of a few dozen more, followed by selective return.

Clearly, the WHB Act no longer affords the protections sought by Velma.

Eagle HMA Charts-1

RELATED: Eagle Roundup Day 34, Eagle Wild Horses Get Short End of Stick.

Lies in Kerrville

Same woman, different venue.

They’re not overpopulated, not even close.  The government has diverted most of their food to privately owned livestock, on territory set aside for them.  That’s why you’re seeing so many roundups and adoption events.

If you don’t think that’s true, read any of the posts on the right in the section titled ‘Short End of Stick.’

RELATED: Lies at Pauls Valley, BLM News Release.

Eagle Roundup Day 34

Cumulative totals through 02-18-20, per the BLM roundup page for the Eagle Complex:

  • 1,536 animals gathered
  • 17 deaths (1.1%)
  • 687 studs (44.9%)
  • 844 mares (55.1%)
  • 5 new foals (2019 foals counted as adults)

A 20 year old mare was put down on day 34 due to injuries sustained during sorting.

The proportions of mares and studs are still outside of statistical limits corresponding to n = 1,531 and p-bar = .50.  If the herd is growing at a rate of 20% per year, where are the little ones?  Coming soon to Palomino Valley?

The thriving ecological balance is now only 64 wild horses away.

RELATED: Eagle Roundup Day 32, Eagle Wild Horses Get Short End of Stick.

Heber Forage Allocation?

The rationale document for setting the AML on the Heber WHT says 50.0% of the forage will be allocated to horses, 25.6% to privately owned livestock and 24.4% for wildlife or “for future adjustments in the livestock grazing level.”  See page 36.

Does that sound like a pledge to manage the WHT primarily for wild horses, as required by the statute?

Or are those weasel words that allow the forest supervisor to change the management strategy in favor the public-lands ranchers, without going through the customary reviews and approvals?

See page 19 in the draft management plan for the proposed granting of that authority.

RELATED: New Heber Management Plan Puts Supervisor in Charge?

Reveille Roundup Complete, No News Release

The daily reports ended on February 12, with 113 horses gathered, 74 shipped and no deaths.  Thirty nine horses were returned to their home range, including 22 mares that were treated with contraceptives.

Of the horses shipped, 43 were studs and 31 were mares.  Do those results look like they came from a process that produces 50% males and 50% females?

Hint: The gather was classified as selective removal.

Captured animals were taken to the Indian Lakes Off-Range Corrals in Fallon, NV.

RELATED: Reveille Roundup Approved.

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