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2017 Marietta Wild Burro Range Gather

Purpose of Gather:Wild Horse and Burro Logo

Overpopulation within the Marietta Wild Burro Range (MWBR) which has led to animals leaving the range and moving into the vicinity of the state highways and has resulted in numerous vehicle collisions creating public safety and animal health risks.

Details of Gather:

The gather will begin July 17 and will be a bait and water trap gather. The contractor for this gather is Sampson Livestock from Utah.

Public Observation:

Because of the nature of the gather being bait and water trap there will be no public observation.

Adoption Information:

Excess wild horses and burros removed from the range will be transported to the Indian Lakes facility located in Fallon, Nevada where they will be prepared for the BLM adoption program. For information on how to adopt a wild horse, visit http://www.blm.gov/whb.  Those that are not adopted will be cared for in off-range pastures, where they retain their "wild" status and protection under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

Background:

At the time of the MWBR designation of this range, wild horses were not present but are now competing with the burros for limited forage and water resources. Today, there is an estimated population of 48 wild horses within, and 341 wild burros within and outside of the MWBR. The AML range for the MWBR is 78-104.   

Gather Reports

The Marietta Wild Burro Gather has been completed.


Friday, August 4

Summary: The weather was clear with a high temperature of 88 degrees.  

Animals gathered:  11 males, 24 females and 7 foals

Animals shipped:  12 males, 24 females and 7 foals 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Thursday, August 3

Summary: The weather was clear with a high temperature of 100 degrees.  

Animals gathered:  1 male
Animals shipped: 0
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Wednesday, August 2

Summary: The weather was clear with a high temperature of 100 degrees.  No animals were gathered today.

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped: 7 male, 7 female, 4 foals
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Tuesday, August 1

Summary: The weather was clear with a high temperature of 100 degrees.

Animals gathered:  4 male; 3 female; 2 foal 
Animals shipped: 0
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Monday, July 31

Summary: Gather operations resumed today. The weather was clear with a high temperature of 90 degrees.

Animals gathered:  1 male; 5 female; 2 foal 
Animals shipped: 0
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Saturday, July 24

Summary: No burros were gathered today. 

Animals gathered:  0  
Animals shipped:  3 (1 male, 1 female, 1 foal)
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Saturday, July 23

Summary: No burros were gathered today. 

Animals gathered:  0  
Animals shipped:  3 (1 male, 1 female, 1 foal)
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Saturday, July 22

Summary: No burros were gathered today. 

Animals gathered:  0  
Animals shipped:  3 (1 male, 1 female, 1 foal)
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Friday, July 21

Summary: Three burros were safely gathered today.

Animals gathered:  3  (1 male, 1 female, 1 foal)
Animals shipped:  3 (1 male, 1 female, 1 foal)
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Thursday, July 20

Summary: No burros were gathered today. 

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  2 males, 7 females, 2 foals
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Wednesday, July 19

Summary: Gathered 11 burros without issues. 

Animals gathered:  11 (2 males, 7 females, 2 foals)
Animals shipped:  6 males, 3 females, 1 foal
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Tuesday, July 18

Summary: Gathered 17 burros without issues. (This number increased by 7 burros because of an error on the Gather report)

Animals gathered:  17 (13 males, 3 females, 1 foal)
Animals shipped:  21 males
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Monday, July 17

Summary: Gathered 37 burros without issues. 

Animals gathered:  37 (14 males, 20 females, 3 foals)
Animals shipped:  20 females, 3 foals
Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

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A death labeled as "acute" is when an animal dies or is euthanized due to acute injuries or medical conditions brought about by the gather and removal process including those that occur during capture, sorting and holding at the gather site. This term will include animals that die for known or unknown reasons thought to be related to gather activities. 

A death labeled as "chronic/pre-existing" is when an animal dies or is euthanized for reasons related to chronic or pre-existing conditions such as body condition, lameness, serious physical defects, etc. This term will include animals that are euthanized for conditions not brought about by the gather activity.

Downloads

Official gather documents can be accessed on ePlanning.

Completed

Cumulative Totals

Animals Gathered
129 (49 males, 62 females 18 foals)

Animal Deaths
0