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Notes from the Roundup, Leigh_ June 8,2012

BLM began the emergency roundup at Jackson Mountain today. The operation began in the area where water has been hauled, literally. The stock tank was located within the wings of the trap.

Temperatures today were unseasonable cool.

The range is in serious compromise. Very little, to no, new growth was noted.

Driving was aprox 2 plus hours to the trap location from Winnemucca. As the roundup progresses distances are expected to increase.

Four runs were made today, two prior to arrival. Meeting time may move to 5am.

The first run witnessed was the largest run of the day. However observation vantage was poor. Two animals broke from the trap and were pursued. After the animals disappeared from site the helicopter was called off.

Vantage point was changed for the last run. 4 animals, body scores of 3/4 came into sight. (Note at no…

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