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BLM Wild Horse & Burro Program LogoAdobe Town & Salt Wells Fall 2013 Gather

      Daily Gather Reports


Date 2013Comments

Wednesday, 
December 4

 

Summary:  The 40 PZP fertility control treated mares from the Bitter Creek temporary holding facility were released today south of the checkerboard in the Adobe Town Herd Management Area. This officially concludes the Adobe Town/Salt Wells Creek Wild Horse Gather for 2013.

Animals released: 40

Tuesday, 
December 3

Summary:  The PZP fertility control vaccine is being administered today, however the release of the treated mares has been postponed due to winter weather conditions.

Animals treated: 40

Monday, 
December 2

Summary:  The PZP fertility control vaccine arrived today and is being prepared so it can be administered tomorrow.

Sunday, 
December 1

Summary:  Gather operations have officially concluded. The number now gathered will meet the criteria of the 586 excess wild horse removal goal. The treated mares are scheduled to be released on Tuesday when we will conclude final operations.

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:
  27
Animals released: 38 - Stud wild horses were released today south of the checkerboard in the Adobe Town HMA.

Saturday, 
November 30

Summary:  Gather operations continued today at the Manuel Gap Trap. Two helicopters were used for gather operations.  Weather conditions are mostly sunny with calm winds, and temperatures ranging from 10 to 44 degrees Fahrenheit. There were a total of 98 horses gathered today which included 39 studs, 37 mares, and 22 colts. Henneke body condition score of animals gathered today 3.0 to 5.0+.   

Animals gathered:  98
Animals shipped:
  0
Animals released:  1 - One stud self-released.

Friday, 
November 29

Summary:  No gather operations occurred today. Crews are constructing the next trap site in the Manuel Gap area following the Thanksgiving Holiday. Weather conditions are mostly sunny with about an 11 mph wind, and temperatures ranging from the mid-20's to the 40's. Gather operations will resume tomorrow. 

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:
  0

Thursday, 
November 28

Summary:  No gather operations occurred on Thanksgiving Day.  

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:
  0

Wednesday, 
November 27

Summary:  Gather operations continued today at the Brady Plant Trap. Two helicopters were used for gather operations today. Weather conditions were sunny with calm winds and temperatures ranging from 15 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit. There were a total of 40 horses gathered today which included 7 studs, 17 mares, and 16 colts. Henneke body condition score of animals gathered today 3.0 to 5.0+.  

Animals gathered:  40
Animals shipped:
  174

Tuesday, 
November 26

Summary:  Gather operations continued today at the Brady Plant Trap. Two helicopters were used for gather operations today. Weather conditions were sunny with calm winds and temperatures ranging from 15 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. There were a total of 136 horses gathered today which included 57 studs, 56 mares, and 23 colts. Henneke body condition score of animals gathered today 3.0 to 5.0+.  

Note: We shipped 66 horses from the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility to Canon City, Colorado today, all of which were mares. These are not part of the contract and will not be counted on the shipped totals for this gather.

Animals gathered:  136
Animals shipped:
  117

Monday, 
November 25

Summary:  Gather operations continued today in a new area, called the Brady Plant trap, was constructed. Two helicopters were used for gather operations today. Weather conditions were sunny with calm winds and temperatures ranging from 22 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. There were a total of 123 horses gathered today which include 43 studs, 53 mares, and 27 colts. Henneke body condition score of animals gathered today 3.0 to 5.0+.  

Animals gathered:  123
Animals shipped:
  67
Accute/Sudden deaths:  1 - Sorrel filly two-month-old stepped on at trap site causing broken left hind leg.
Chronic/Pre-exisitng deaths: 1 - Two-year-old grey mare with severe, pre-existing right hind limb and hoof deformities due to a previous poorly healed fracture of the ankle.

Sunday, 
November 24

Summary:  Gather operations continued today in the Table Rock area. The name of the trap is the Table Rock Trap. We used two helicopters for gather operations today. Weather conditions were sunny with calm winds and temperatures ranging from 17 to 40 degrees. There were a total of 84 horses gathered today which included 40 studs, 34 mares, and 10 colts. Henneke body condition score of animals gathered today 3.0 to 5.0+. The Table Rock Trap was taken down today after operations and trap #2 will be set up tomorrow and will be called the Pinnacle Draw Trap. 

Animals gathered:  84
Animals shipped:
  44

Saturday, 
November 23

Summary:  Gather operations continued today in the Table Rock area. The name of the trap is the Table Rock Trap. We used two helicopters for gather operations today. Weather conditions were partly sunny and windy with temperatures ranging from 10 to 30 degrees. There were a total of 53 horses gathered today which included 24 studs, 19 mares, and 10 colts. Henneke body condition score of animals gathered today 3.0 to 5.0+.

Animals gathered:  53
Animals shipped:
  116
Accute/Sudden deaths:  0
Chronic/Pre-exisitng deaths:
  1 - Grey yearling mare that had a pre-existing angular deformation of the right front leg and hoof.   

Friday, 
November 22

Summary:  Gather operations commenced today in the Table Rock area. The name of the trap is the Table Rock Trap. We used two helicopters for gather operations today. Weather conditions were sunny and calm with temperatures ranging from 10 to 30 degrees. There were a total of 134 horses gathered today which included 41 studs, 63 mares, and 30 colts. Henneke body condition score of animals gathered today 3.0 to 4.0.

Note: We shipped 99 horses from the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility to Canon City, Colorado, of which 88 were geldings, and 11 mares. These are not part of the contract and will not be counted on the shipped totals.

Animals gathered:  134 
Animals shipped:
  41

Thursday, 
November 21

Summary:  Operations today consisted of final setup of traps and holding facilities. Our first trap site is set up and ready to go for tomorrow in the Table Rock area. Actual gather operations were canceled today due to severe weather conditions consisting of blowing snow and windy conditions. Weather conditions look favorable for tomorrow with sunny conditions and moderate winds.

Note: Wednesday 11/20/13 we shipped 112 horses from the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility to Canon City, Colorado, of which 39 were geldings, and 73 mares.

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:
  0


Gather Information

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Documents

  2013 Gather DR/FONSI/EA 

  Humane Handling Expectations

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  Nov. 20, 2013

Cumulative Totals 
for Gather

Animals
Gathered

Animals
Returned to
Complex

Animal
Deaths

668

 79

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