Mandan News

Cattle shooting reward funds grow

When someone opened fire in a remote pasture near Hankinson, killing 13 cows and a calf in May, Richard Clise of Camano Island, Wash., was outraged. He added $1,000 to the standing $1,000 reward fund offered by the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association to “loosen the lips” of those who know about the shooting.

Clise hoped others would follow his lead. They did. Since Clise’s donation, Ransom Angus, of Rutland, Sundance Farm Distributing, of Hankinson, Wade and Lynn Moser ,of Bismarck, and Leona Bush, of Bismarck, each added $500 and an anonymous donor added $100 to the reward fund earmarked for the Hankinson case, bringing the total reward up to $4,100.

In a separate but similar incident, someone shot nine head of cattle in Oliver County on the Fourth of July. The animals’ owners, Miles and Marjorie Tomac and John and Kim Dixon, all of Mandan, have added $9,000 to the NDSA’s standing $1,000 reward to help bring those livestock criminals to justice.

Anyone who knows anything about these crimes are urged to contact the NDSA office at 223-2522 or the Richland County Sheriff’s Department at 642-7711 or the Oliver County Sheriff’s Department at 794-3450.