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Wild Burro Gather
Daily Gather Reports
Date 2012 Comments

Wednesday
June 6 

Summary:   Operations were extremely successful, with a total of 62 burros gathered by 1010 hrs. The temperature at the time operations ended was 87 degrees.  The conditon of the animals gathered (Henneke Body Condition Score) was 5.

Animals gathered:     62
Animals shipped:       0
Gather related animal deaths:  0 
Cause:    none
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0       
Cause:   none  

Thursday
June 7 

Summary:   Gathered 12 burros today.  Temperature was 84 degrees when operations ended.  The average Henneke Body Condition Score was 4 to 5.  Fifty-nine burros, 16 jacks and 43 jennies and foals, were shipped to Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals, near Ridgecrest, California.

Animals gathered:     12
Animals shipped:       59
Gather related animal deaths:  0 
Cause:    none
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0       
Cause:   none  

Friday
June 8 

Summary:   Temperature was 76 degrees when gather began, 82 degrees at end of gather operations.  The majority of the burros were rated at 4 (Henneke Body Condition Score).  There were a few burros that rated a 5. 

Animals gathered:     36
Animals shipped:       0
Gather related animal deaths:  0 
Cause:    none
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0       
Cause:   none  

Saturday
June 9 

Summary:   Temperature at 6:45 am was 80 degrees, and reached 91 degrees when gather operations for the day were concluded.  Henneke Body Condition Score of burros gathered was 4 and one jack was rated at a high 3 due to age.  Fifty-one animals, 19 jacks and 32 jennies and foals, were shipped to Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals.

Animals gathered:     30
Animals shipped:       51
Gather related animal deaths:  0 
Cause:    none
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0       
Cause:   none  

Sunday
June 10 

Summary:   Twenty-seven jennies, and 3 jacks were gathered today.  This was the first day transporting burros down the Colorado River to the temporary holding pens.  The burros were placed on a boat because there is no road access in the area.  Temperature at the start of the day was 78 degrees.  Temperatures when gather ended at 10:30 a.m. was 94 degrees.  The overall condition of the burros gathered today was 3 (Henneke Body Condition Score).

Animals gathered:     30
Animals shipped:       0
Gather related animal deaths:  0 
Cause:    none
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0       
Cause:   none  

Monday
June 11

Summary:  This is the second day of transporting burros down river by boat.  Twenty Six burros, 16 jacks and 10 jennies, were safely delivered to temporary holding pens.  Temperature in the morning when gather operations began was 78 degrees.  Temperature reached 97 degrees five minutes before gather ended for the day at 10:07 a.m.  The overall Henneke Body Condition Score was 3.  Fifty-nine burros, 17 jacks and 42 jennies and foals, were shipped to Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals.

Animals gathered:   26
Animals shipped:     59
Gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:  none
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:  none

Tuesday
June 12

Summary:  This is the final day of transporting burros by boat down river to the temporary holding pens.  Twenty-five jacks and 19 jennies were gathered today.  The temperature at the beginning of the gather was 71 degrees and reached 87 degrees at 9:21 a.m. when the gather ended.  The average Henneke Body Condition Score was 3 to 4.

Animals gathered:     44
Animals shipped:         0
Gather related animal deaths:    0
Cause:  none
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:  none

Wednesday
June 13

Summary:  There were no gather operations today in order to move to the north end of the Herd Management Area.  Gather operations will resume on Thursday.  The public and media are invited to meet at 6:30 a.m. at Wheelie's Gas Station and Store in Palo Verde, California to view the gather.  Seventy burros, 58 jacks and 12 jennies and foals, were shipped to Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals.

Animals gathered:       0
Animals shipped:        70
Gather related animal deaths:    0
Cause:  none
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:  none

Thursday
June 14

Summary:   Gather operations concluded today at 8:30 a.m. and 87 degrees with 113 burros safely trapped.  The reason for the large gather numbers today was because burros in the area have been feeding on Cibola National Wildlife Refuge alfalfa fields, and they are concentrated in large numbers in this area.  The fields are planted to attract migratory waterfowl in the winter.  BLM will ship the burros in two shipments to Ridgecrest Friday June 15 and Saturday June16.  The average Henneke Body Condition Score is 4.

Animals gathered:       113
Animals shipped:        0
Gather related animal deaths:    0
Cause:  none
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:  none

Friday
June 15

Summary:   Today 64 jennies and foals were shipped to Ridgecrest for a cumulative total of 303. The last shipment will be tomorrow. 

Animals gathered: 
      0
Animals shipped:        64
Gather related animal deaths:    0
Cause:  none
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:  none

Saturday
June 16

Summary:  The final shipment of 45 burros, 41 jacks and 5 jennies and foals, were shipped to Ridgecrest. 


Burro Information


Today's Status

Animals
Gathered

Animals
Returned to
Home Range

Animal
Deaths


 

113

0


Cumulative Totals

Animals
Gathered

Animals
Returned to
Home Range

Animal
Deaths


 

353

3

0