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Mon October 21, 2013

Nowata County Ranchers Report Cattle being Shot

Nowata County Sheriff James Hallet
Nowata County Sheriff James Hallet
Credit Oklahoma Sheriff's Association

NOWATA, Okla. (AP) — Ranchers in northeast Oklahoma's Nowata County say someone has been shooting their livestock — costing them thousands of dollars.

Authorities say seven cows in addition to other livestock have been shot and killed during the past two months — the latest on Friday.

Rancher Jarad Collins told KOTV that Friday's shooting of his Black Angus cost him about $2,000.

Sheriff James Hallet says that in one case, a young girl's pet llama was shot and in another — the calf of a 12-year-old boy was killed.

Hallet says he suspects the person, or persons, responsible are local because the killings have been relatively close together.