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Gather Reports


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Mon., Jan 9, 2012

Summary: The Tri-State Calico Complex Wild Horse and Burro Gather concluded today.  One visitor.

Animals gathered: 56 (30 Jacks, 19 Jennies, 7 Foals)
Animals shipped: N/A
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Sun., Jan 8, 2012

Summary: Gather operations began in McGee Mountain Wild Burro HMA. Three observers present. Thirty-two stallions were released back into the Black Rock East HMA yesterday.

Animals gathered: 76 (27 Jacks, 32 Jennies, 17 Foals)
Animals shipped:  N/A
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Sat., Jan 7, 2012

Summary: Gather site was relocated to the McGee Mountain Wild Burro HMA. Two observers present. Visitors observed as three trailer loads of stallions were released back into the Black Rock East HMA. No gather operations today. One mare euthanized and will be necropsied tomorrow. Mare had an acute illness with a very poor prognosis for recovery.

Animals gathered: 0
Animals shipped: 30 (8 stallions, 18 mares, 4 foals)
Gather related deaths: 1
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Fri., Jan. 6, 2012

Summary: Gather operations at Black Rock East HMA. One observer. BLM called contractor off attempt to gather a difficult group of studs. Operations complete at Black Rock East HMA and for the wild horse portion of the Tri-State Calico Gather. Move to McGee Mountain wild burro gather site tomorrow. Tentative start to gather wild burros on Saturday or Sunday.

Animals gathered: 28
Animals shipped: 35
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Thur., Jan 5, 2012

Summary: Gather operations began at the Black Rock East HMA. Three visitors present. The horse that had gotten his leg stuck in the panel of the trailer upon loading at the gather site on Wednesday is being observed at temp. holding and is sore, but has no cuts. 

Animals gathered: 40
Animals shipped: 0
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Wed., Jan. 4, 2012

Summary: Gather operations concluded at Black Rock West HMA. Gather site moving east. Three visitors present. One mare euthanized in the field, was not gathered and was alone, due to a pre-existing leg injury.

Animals gathered: 41
Animals shipped: 32
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 1

Tue., Jan. 3, 2012

Summary: Gather operations resumed today at Black Rock West HMA. Two visitors present. Unseasonably warm weather and sunny skies.

Animals gathered: 46
Animals shipped: 0
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Sun., Dec. 18

Summary: No report. Gather operations suspended until January 3rd. Correction in yesterday's report: 12 mares (not 21) and 21 stallions were released into Warm Springs HMA. Totals were correct (33 animals returned to home range on December 17. Cumulative total of 186 animals returned to home range).

Animals gathered: 0
nimals shipped: 0
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Sat., Dec. 17

Summary: Released 21 mares and 21 stallions into Warm Springs HMA without incident. Thirteen horses were gathered near Highway 34 without incident. Overall animal condition 3.5 - 4.5 on Henneke scale. One stallion roped after breaking off from group several times. He appears to be a little sore, but eating, etc. APHIS Vet and COR are monitoring him closely. Two public visitors were present for the release and tour of holding. No horses shipped today. Final shipment on Sunday.  Gather operations suspended until January 3rd.

Animals gathered: 13
Animals shipped: 0
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Fri., Dec. 16

Summary: Gather operations continued today at the Warm Springs/Black Rock West HMAs. One public visitor present. Overall animal condition 3.5-4.5 on Henneke scale.

Animals gathered: 10
Animals shipped: 28 (14 mares, 5 foals, 9 stallions)
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Thur., Dec. 15

Summary: Gather operations continued today at the Warm Springs/Black Rock West HMAs. Two public visitors present. Mare euthanized due to body condition score of 3 on the Henneke scale and excessive tooth wear. 20 plus years old.

Animals gathered: 26
Animals shipped: 72 (36 mares, 12 foals, 24 stallions)
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 1

Wed., Dec. 14

Summary: Gather operations continued at the Warm Springs HMA. Two visitors. 

Animals gathered: 18
Animals shipped: 0
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Tues., Dec. 13

Summary: Gather operations continued at the Warm Springs HMA. Fertility control was applied to 11 mares. One visitor. 

Animals gathered: 54
Animals shipped: 0
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Mon., Dec. 12

Summary: Gather operations suspended due to wind. Two shipments of horses (stallions, mares and foals) shipped and received at PVC this a.m. One visitor.

Animals gathered: 0
Animals shipped:  72 in two shipments (24 stallions, 36 mares, 12 foals)
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Sun., Dec. 11

Summary: Gather operations continued at the Warm Springs HMA.  One shipment of horses (mare and foals) shipped and received at PVC this a.m. No visitors.

Animals gathered: 49
Animals shipped: 42 (27 mares and 15 foals)
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Sat., Dec. 10

Summary: Gather site continues at Warm Springs HMA. Stallions and burros shipped and received at PVC this a.m. Three visitors on site.

Animals gathered: 68
Animals shipped: 34 (24 stallions, 10 burros)
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Fri., Dec. 9

Summary: Gather site remains at Warm Springs HMA. One load shipped and received at PVC this a.m. Three visitors on site. 45 stallions released back into Calico HMA.

Animals gathered: 46
Animals shipped: 40 (19 mares, 13 foals, 8 stallions)
Gather related deaths: 0
Non-gather related deaths: 0

Thur., Dec. 8

Summary: Gather site now on the Warm Springs HMA. One load shipped and received at PVC this a.m. Released 24 mares. Release of the stallions delayed until tomorrow. 

Animals gathered:   62 (52 horses, 10 burros)
Animals shipped:   33
Gather related deaths:   0
Non-gather related deaths:   0

Wed., Dec. 7

Summary: Gather site moved in the afternoon. Set-up for the new gather site will continue in the morning. No observers. One stallion released at gather site. One load of horses shipped to PVC.

Animals gathered:   21
Animals shipped:   35
Gather related deaths:  0
Non-gather related deaths:   0

Tue., Dec. 6

Summary: Gather operations continued at the Calico HMA gather site. No observers.

Animals gathered:   50
Animals shipped:   33
Gather related deaths:   0
Non-gather related deaths:   0

Mon., Dec. 5

Summary: Gather operations at same gather site in Calico HMA. Sunny and chilly, no winds. No observers.

Animals gathered:   27
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0
Non-gather related deaths:   0

Sun., Dec. 4

Summary: Gather operations at same gather site in Calico HMA. A four-month old foal died due to an apparent inguinal hernia during gather operations. No observers.

Animals gathered:   80
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   1
Non-gather related deaths:  0

Sat., Dec. 3

Summary: No operations due to road maintenance.

Animals gathered:   0
Animals shipped:   34 to Palomino Valley Center
Gather related animal deaths:   0
Non-gather related deaths:   0

Fri., Dec. 2

Summary: Gather operations in the Calico HMA. No observers. Bright sunny day, no winds in the AM. Winds picked up in the afternoon suspending operations at 2 p.m.

Animals gathered:   51
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0
Non-gather related deaths:   0

  Thur., Dec. 1

Summary: Gather operations were suspended because of high winds.

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

Wed., Nov. 30 Summary: Too windy for helicopter operations. Gather site moved to Calico Mountains HMA.

Animals gathered:   0
Animals shipped:   28 to Palomino Valley Center
Gather related animal deaths:   0
Non-gather related animal deaths :  0

Tue., Nov. 29

Summary : Gather operations continued in the Granite Range HMA. 57 mares treated with PZP; 33 released into the Granite HMA. One gather releated death. One mare ran into a panel and broke her neck while she was being loaded into a trailer for release to the range.

Animals gathered:   15
Animals shipped:   77 to Palomino Valley Center
Gather related animal deaths:   1
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0

Mon., Nov. 28 Summary:  Gather operations continued in the Granite Range HMA. Three observers. Some difficulty loading horses, but all are in good condition. Overcast with temps in the 40s.

Animals gathered:   72
Animals shipped:   42 to Palomino Valley Center
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0

Sun., Nov. 27

Summary:  Gather operations continued in the Granite Range HMA. 51 stallions released back to Granite HMA. Two mares euthanized due to pre-existing conditions. No observers.

Animals gathered:   88
Animals shipped:   38 to Palomino Valley Center
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Non-gather related animal deaths:   2

Sat., Nov. 26

Summary:  Gather operations continued in the Granite Range HMA. Two observers. Mostly sunny with temps averaging mid-30s and light winds.  

Animals gathered:   60
Animals shipped:   40 to Palomino Valley Center
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0

Fri., Nov. 25 Summary:  Gather operations continued in the Granite Range HMA. Gather site will move north tomorrow. One horse euthanized due to a non-gather related chronic and incurable disease. No observers.

Animals gathered:   53 
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Non-gather related animal deaths:   1

Thu., Nov. 24 Summary:   Gather operations ended early due to high winds. Horses gathered without incident. One horse died in holding due to a torsion of the bowel (Colic).

Animals gathered:   19 
Animals shipped:   35
Gather related animal deaths:   1 
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0

Wed., Nov. 23 Summary:   Gather operations continued today at Granite Range HMA.  Horses gathered without incident. One colt was roped successfully. No observers.

Animals gathered:   33 
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0 

Tue., Nov. 22 Summary:   Gather operations continued today at Granite Range HMA.  Horses gathered without incident. Two colts were roped successfully. One older mare was euthanized due to a non-gather related chronic condition. No observers.

Animals gathered:   39 
Animals shipped:   39
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Non-gather related animal deaths:   1 

Mon., Nov. 21

Summary:   Gather operations continued today.  Horses gathered without incident. One 20+ mare was euthanized due to the inability to maintain a 3 on the Henneke Body Score condition scale and excessive tooth wear.

Animals gathered:   53 
Animals shipped:   40
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Non-gather related animal deaths:   1   

Sun., Nov. 20

Summary:   Gather operations stopped because of weather.

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

Sat., Nov. 19

Summary:   Gather operations began today.  Horses gathered safely.

Animals gathered:   51 
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0 
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0       


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Cumulative Totals
as of January 9

Animals
Gathered

Animals
Returned to
Home Range

Animal
Deaths


 

1,344

 241

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