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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

Kiger Wild Horse Gather Reports

Daily Statistics

Cumulative totals can be found on the Kiger Wild Horse Gather home page.

Click to closeDate: 07/11/2011

7 Animals Gathered
65 Animals Shipped
0 Animal Death (gather related): NONE
0 Animal Deaths (non-gather related): NONE

General Body Condition

All horses are in the 3 to 5 class

General Terrain & Weather

Mostly clear and sunny; temps in the mid-upper 70's. Terrain is sloped hillsides, small valleys and canyons, juniper, low sage and grass

Notes

***UPDATE: The web administrator inadvertantly counted one corral receiving report twice, posting an incorrect amount of 104 animals shipped on July 11. The correct amount is displayed above.

The gather concluded today with the release of several stallions back into the Riddle Mountain Herd Management Area. Several dry mares will be released on Tuesday, July 12.
  • Approximate Number of Public/Media/Observers Present: 1 (observation at Oregon's Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines)
  • Security-Related Issues and BLM Response: NONE

Click to closeDate: 07/10/2011

77 Animals Gathered
0 Animals Shipped
0 Animal Death (gather related): NONE
0 Animal Deaths (non-gather related): NONE

General Body Condition

All horses are in the 3 to 5 class

General Terrain & Weather

Mostly clear and sunny; temps in the upper 70's. Terrain is sloped hillsides, small valleys and canyons, juniper, low sage and grass.

Notes

The observation area at the Riddle Mountain capture site was at a distance too far for the public to find useful. For the safety of the operation and to follow Federal Aviation regulations, this observation area was the best available. While the capture site remains in the current location, observation will be arranged at the temporary holding area in the field and at Oregon's Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines.
  • Approximate Number of Public/Media/Observers Present: 3
  • Security-Related Issues and BLM Response: NONE

Click to closeDate: 07/09/2011

0 Animals Gathered
46 Animals Shipped
1 Animal Death (gather related): At 6:00 a.m. on July 9, a 4-month old filly was discovered deceased in the mare/foal pen at the temporary holding facility. APHIS Veterinarian Cindy Brasfield did a necropsy on the foal and determined the cause of death was a kick to the left shoulder, resulting in a broken rib and subsequent punctured lung. It appeared the injury occurred in the early morning hours of July 9.
0 Animal Deaths (non-gather related): NONE

General Body Condition

N/A

General Terrain & Weather

Clear, sunny day; approximately 75-80 degrees.

Notes

All remaining Kiger horses at the temporary holding site in the field were shipped to Oregon's Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines this morning. In addition, fifteen selected stallions were released back into their Herd Management Area. The public was able to view and photograph this release from a very close proximity. The capture site was relocated to the Riddle Mountain Herd Management Area in preparation for gather operations to resume on Sunday, July 10.
  • Approximate Number of Public/Media/Observers Present: 4
  • Security-Related Issues and BLM Response: NONE

Click to closeDate: 07/08/2011

86 Animals Gathered
54 Animals Shipped
0 Animal Deaths (gather related)
1 Animal Deaths (non-gather related): A stallion with a previously broken right front leg that had calcified into a stump was humanely euthanized in the field. The horse did not come into the capture site and showed visible signs of pain.

General Body Condition

All horses are in the 4 to 5 class

General Terrain & Weather

Clear, sunny day; approximately 75 degrees

Notes

Observers stated the operation was a “textbook precision gather.”
  • Approximate Number of Public/Media/Observers Present: 5
  • Security-Related Issues and BLM Response: NONE

Click to closeDate: 07/07/2011

30 Animals Gathered
0 Animals Shipped
0 Animal Deaths (gather related)
0 Animal Deaths (non-gather related)

General Body Condition

All horses are in the 4 to 5 class

General Terrain & Weather

Cloudy scattered rain, approx 75 degrees when we stopped gathering @ 0930

Notes

Its was stated by some there that "it was the most professional operation they had ever witnessed."
  • Approximate Number of Public/Media/Observers Present: 7
  • Security-Related Issues and BLM Response: NONE