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Gather Reports


Date 2013 Comments
Sept. 3
Summary:   
Gather operations started today at approximately 12:08 p.m. Six horses were outside the Wild Horse Range and were identified for capture. All six were captured via bait trap at approximately 2:50 p.m.
Holding capabilities are now being constructed at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Posse. Three of the captured horses will be taken to the Posse on September 4. The remaining will be returned to the range. Two of those horses have not received PZP shots and will be treated prior to release. All horses will remain in the trap until Sept. 4 to become acclimated and reduce stress.


Animals gathered:  6 - We are releasing 3 of these horses tomorrow once we have transportation arranged. While we've trapped 6, only 3 are considered "gathered".  The others will be treated with PZP and returned to the range.  Therefore; total numbers for gather will reflect such.


Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   
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Non-gather related animal deaths:   0  
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Sept. 4 

Summary:   No new gathering attempts were made.  The day was spent moving three of the horses to North Soda for release and three to the Sheriff's Posse.  All six horses were loaded and released without incident.  Three horses awaiting adoption are now at the Sheriff's Posse.  Friends of the Mustangs volunteers are with the horses to ensure safety and care. 


Animals gathered:  6
Animals shipped:   3
Gather related animal deaths:   
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Non-gather related animal deaths:   0  
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Sept. 5
Summary:   No gather attempts planned till after dark.  Active trap is in Low Gap section of the Wild Horse Range. 
Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   
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Non-gather related animal deaths:   0  
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Sept. 6 

Summary:   Gathering operations began after dark on Sept. 5.  Three horses were trapped and appeared very happy to be in the trap.  A fourth member of the band was not with them that evening but did show up early this morning.  The fourth member of that band easily entered the trap.  After sorting, two were loaded for the Posse and two were released.  The two released remained at the trap site and were there after BLM staff departed.

Trap number three is complete and we will attempt to gather horses over the weekend. 

You are reminded you will need a high clearance vehicle to visit the wild horse range. Bring plenty of water and plan any hikes with heavy consideration of your skill level. 

 
Animals gathered:  4
Animals shipped:   2
Gather related animal deaths:   
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Non-gather related animal deaths:   0  
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Sept. 7

Summary:   Six horses were trapped at North Soda today.  Four were released to the wild.  Two are awaiting transport to the Mesa County Sheriff's Posse.


Animals gathered:  6

Animals released: 4
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   
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Non-gather related animal deaths:   0  
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Sept. 8
Summary: Gather operatoins went well with several horses trapped  very easily. Horses appear to be very comfortable entereing traps and continue eating and drinking water after the gate is shut.     
Animals gathered:  12
Animals shipped:   6
Gather related animal deaths:   
Cause:  

Non-gather related animal deaths:   0  
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Sept. 9

Summary:  Gather operations suspended due to weather.  

Gather operations are suspended until further notice due to weather.  This website will be updated again once gather operations resume.

 
Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   
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Non-gather related animal deaths:   0  
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Sept. 10 

Summary:   
Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   
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Non-gather related animal deaths:   0  
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Sept. 11 

 

Summary:   
Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:  
Cause:   NA
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0  
Cause: 

Sept. 12

Summary:  
Animals gathered:   0
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA

Sept. 13 

Summary:

Animals gathered:   0
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA

Sept. 14 

Summary:  Gather operations were attempted and weather again caused gather operatoins to suspend.  No more updates will be posted until gather operations resume.

Two horses were caught.  One was released directly back into the wild.  One was shipped to the Posse.  One at the Posse was returned to the range in exchange for the newly caught horse.  The exchage was to increase genetic diversity.
Animals gathered:   2
Animals shipped:   1
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:  NA
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA

Sept. 15

Summary:  
Animals gathered:   0
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:  NA
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA

Sept. 16

Summary:  
Animals gathered:   0
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:  NA
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA

Sept. 17

Summary:  
Animals gathered:   0
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:  NA
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA

Sept. 18

Summary:  
Animals gathered:   0
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:  NA
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA

Sept. 19

Summary:  
Animals gathered:   0
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:  NA
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA

Sept. 20

Summary:  After multiple attempts to return to gather operations, gather operations returned.  Three horses were caught at Monument Rock.  All were released.
Animals gathered:   3
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:  NA
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA

Sept. 21

Summary: Captured 4 horses.  Two were transported to the adoption site and 2 were released. There are now 13 horses at the adoption site and they are doing fine.  
Animals gathered:   4
Animals shipped:   2
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:  NA
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA

Sept. 22

Summary: Gather operations suspended again due to weather. 
Animals gathered:   0
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:  NA
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA

Sept. 23

Summary:  
Animals gathered:   0
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:  NA
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA

Sept. 24

Summary:  
Animals gathered:   0
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:  NA
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0 
Cause:   NA

Sept. 25Summary: Gather operations have stopped for horses available for adoption Sept. 28.

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      Cumulative Totals Sept. 3, 2013 - Sept 25, 2013

Animals GatheredAnimals Gathered & ReleasedAnimals ShippedAnimals Gathered Up for Adoption Animal Deaths
      

37

 23

14

13

 

 0

   Note: One horse was shipped but returned to the range for genetic purposes.