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Eastern South Dakota authorities probe cattle shootings


September 1, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities in eastern South Dakota are investigating incidents in which cattle have been shot in pastures.

Moody County Sheriff Troy Wellman Tells the Argus Leader that a calf in the eastern part of that county was shot in the hip this week. Authorities believe a small-caliber gun was used. The calf is being treated.

Wellman says other cattle in the area have been shot and have died, and a woman in South Shore, about 20 miles southwest of Milbank, says her family lost five calves to bullet wounds last week. Each calf was shot multiple times.

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