Friday, September 2

WE NEED TO BE WATCHING TO PROTECT OUR CATTLE!

8 cattle shot on eastern Idaho grazing allotment





BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Police say eight cattle were shot in the head and neck while they were grazing on a Targhee National Forest allotment.

Kent Shippen from Menan said the animals were at a watering hole near a frequently-traveled dirt road when they were shot. A Fremont County sheriff's deputy discovered the animals Wednesday evening, within about 24 hours of the shooting.

Shippen said two of his calves and two of his cows were killed, and another two of his animals were injured and will likely need to be put down. His business partners owned the other two slain cows.

Deputy Cody Gudmunson said law enforcement officers are trying to recover the bullets from the carcasses as part of their investigation. The cows are estimated to be worth between $10,000 and $12,000.

Copyright 2011 The AP

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