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Published May 31, 2012, 11:30 PM

Reward doubled in cattle death case

HANKINSON, N.D. – A Washington man has donated an additional $1,000 to the reward fund seeking information about who shot 14 cattle near here on May 17.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM

HANKINSON, N.D. – A Washington man has donated an additional $1,000 to the reward fund seeking information about who shot 14 cattle near here on May 17.

The money will be combined with a $1,000 reward the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association is offering for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting the 13 cows and a calf in David Kluge’s pasture.

According to a news release from the NDSA, Richard Clise, from Camono Island, Wash., has family in the ranching business, and heard of the crime through an online beef industry newsletter. Clise said he hopes his donation will entice those who know details of the case to step forward and “do the right thing.”

“We are hopeful that the increased reward will entice people to help us bring whoever is responsible for this senseless livestock crime to justice,” said NDSA Brand Board Chairman Steve Brooks, a rancher from Bowman, N.D. “The NDSA is committed to protecting the state’s livestock producers and their livelihood.”

Anyone with any information about the Richland County case is asked to contact the Richland County Sheriff’s Office at (701) 642-7711.

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