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Horses wait in a cement culvert along Highway 160 for a Navajo Nation agriculture horse trailer after a roundup near Kayenta. Submitted photo

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Feral horse hunt on Navajo Nation cancelled

President Russell Begaye oppposes horse hunting for population control; advocates for alternative management plan

The growing population of feral horses on the Navajo Nation is a problem that cannot be ignored, but it will not be resolved with a horse hunt, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said.

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President Shelly finalizes feral horse management agreement

Navajo Nation and Foundation to Protect New Mexico Wildlife agree to work together to manage feral horse population on Navajo Nation

WINDOW ROCK - Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly announced that an agreement between the Navajo Nation and the Foundation to Protect New Mexico Wildlife has been completed to fundraise and secure resources for the Navajo Nation to use to start a feral horse management program.