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State seeks management of Virginia Range horses

The Nevada Department of Agriculture has begun the process of setting up a cooperative agreement for the management of Virginia Range feral and estray horses. The Request for Information asks qualified organizations to help development the plan. The department has the legal authority over the horses but no designated funding or staff to manage them. Agriculture Director Jim Barbee said the 2013 Legislature authorized him to make agreements with private groups to manage the horses, maintain healthy horse populations there and protect public safety. He said population growth, encroachment into urban areas, public safety and traffic issues have impacted the …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 23, 2013 01:04PM Published Jul 22, 2013 07:47PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.