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Challis Herd Management Area Wild Horse Gather

Gather Reports

 Date/2012 Comments
 Wednesday, Oct. 24 

Summary: The BLM gathered 101 horses today. 

Animals gathered: 101  
Animals shipped: none  
Gather related (Acute) animal deaths:   0
Cause: None  
Non-Gather related (Chronic) animal deaths:   0
Cause: None

 Thursday, Oct. 25 

Summary: The BLM gathered 9 horses today. Heavy fog delayed gather operations until almost noon. 

Animals gathered: 9  
Animals shipped: none  
Gather related (Acute) animal deaths:   0
Cause: None  
Non-Gather related (Chronic) animal deaths:   0
Cause: None

 Friday, Oct. 26 Summary: The BLM gathered 70 horses today. High winds caused helicopter operations to shut down in the early afternoon.  All horses came in safely.  

Animals gathered: 70  
Animals shipped: none  
Gather related (Acute) animal deaths:   0
Cause: None  
Non-Gather related (Chronic) animal deaths:   0
Cause: None

 Saturday, Oct. 27  Summary: The BLM gathered 12 horses today. Heavy fog in Challis delayed helicopter operations until the afternoon. The capture site will be moved tomorrow to gather a small group of horses currently residing outside the Challis HMA.   

Animals gathered: 12  
Animals shipped: none  
Gather related (Acute) animal deaths:   0
Cause: None  
Non-Gather related (Chronic) animal deaths:   1
Cause: A three-year old bay mare came into the capture site in very poor body condition (Henneke Body Condition Score – 2). A veterinarian assessed the mare and concluded that her legs had been previously broken, (possibly from a vehicle accident) and that the chronic/pre-existing condition was causing significant pain, had permanent structural damage, and was impacting her quality of life. The only humane course of action was to euthanize the mare, which was completed by the veterinarian on October 27, 2012. 

 Sunday, Oct. 28 Summary: The BLM gathered 6 horses from outside the Challis HMA today.   

Animals gathered: 6  
Animals shipped: none  
Gather related (Acute) animal deaths:   0
Cause: None  
Non-Gather related (Chronic) animal deaths:   0
Cause: None

 Monday, Oct. 29 Summary: The BLM gathered 45 horses today.  Mostly sunny weather and calmer winds provided a good viewing area of the capture site.  

Animals gathered: 45  
Animals shipped: none  
Gather related (Acute) animal deaths:   0
Cause: None  
Non-Gather related (Chronic) animal deaths:   0
Cause: None

 Tuesday, Oct. 30 Summary: The BLM gathered 24 horses today.  Gather operations were completed; mares treated with fertility control will be released back to the HMA tomorrow, October 31.  

Animals gathered: 24  
Animals shipped: none  
Gather related (Acute) animal deaths:   0
Cause: None  
Non-Gather related (Chronic) animal deaths:   0
Cause: None

Wednesday, Oct. 31Summary: TheChallis Wild Horse Gather concluded on October 30. On October 30, the BLM released 47 male horses back to the Challis HMA.  Today, the BLM released 46 mares treated with fertility control back to the Challis HMA and an additional 10 male horses.  An adoption will be held at the Challis Wild Horse Facility December 14-15.  A public viewing opportunity will be held at the Challis Wild Horse Facility on November 4, from 2-4 p.m.     


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Today's Status
October 31

 

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Gathered

 

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Returned to
Home Range

 

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Deaths

 0 0 0
 

Cumulative Totals 
since Oct. 24

 

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Returned to
Home Range

 

Animal
Deaths

 267 0 1