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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

23 Cows and One Llama Shot Dead in Oklahoma

Someone is killing cows in Oklahoma.

“As far as we know at least 23 head of cattle and one llama have been shot in recent weeks,” Nowata County Game Ranger Jeff Brown, said. “We don’t know how many may actually (have) been killed because there isn’t any blood or holes when you walk up and look at them. We also think there are probably a lot more that haven’t been reported.”

John Cummins, special ranger for the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s District 4, which includes most of eastern Oklahoma, agreed.

“If you have a dead cow, especially a mature animal, call us,” Cummins said. “You don’t have to be a member of the TSWCR for us to respond. We’d like for you to join, we operate on association money only, but we’ll respond. I know a lot of people see a dead cow and just say to themselves, ‘well I had a cow die’ but we need to be aware of all of these and have someone examine them.”

That's a tough crime to solve, but hopefully someone will get a license number or see something.

Here is the contact info:

Anyone wishing to give information anonymously may call the TSWCRA hot line at 1-888-830-2333. If anyone has information they would like to share or is looking at the act being committed may call the sheriff’s office; Nowata County, 918-273-2446; Rogers County, 918-341-3535; Game Rangers Jeff Brown at 918-331-5078; Jim Gillman, 918-440-0029; Brek Henry, 918-857-8536; or John Cummins at 918-342-0888. Any of these may be reached by calling the nearest sheriff’s office and asking them to pass on your message. You also may call Kevin Martin, investigator for the Department of Agriculture at 918-465-6401.

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