Cow shot to death in Fort Worth pasture

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An unknown gunman opened fire and killed a cow early Sunday while she was lying down in a pasture with a few other head of cattle, the cattle owner and police said Monday.

“I wish I knew who did this,” said James Dwight Wilson of Haltom City. “It was probably kids, but there was no reason to do this.”

No arrests have been made in the case.

Wilson found his 1,200-pound black Angus cow dead about 8 a.m. Sunday when he arrived to provide his small herd some water for the day.

“She was already dead when I found her,” the 86-year-old Wilson said Monday. “I didn’t find any others hurt.”

No one has reported hearing shots fired, Wilson said. Police contacted are residents Sunday, but got no leads on the shooter.

Wilson had three Angus cows and two calves on the four- to five-acre pasture in the 3400 block of Keller Haslet Road. Ponderosa Ranch Road borders the pasture.

Wilson said the cows and calves were fed about 9 p.m. Saturday. He had had them at the pasture for about seven to eight months without any previous problems.

“Oh, I had two killed in Montague County a few years ago, but I haven’t had any problems until now.” Wilson said.

Wilson said the dead bovine, which he just called “Cow,” had been with the herd about two years. He bought her in Ennis.

“This all started as a hobby and he enjoys it,” said Vera Wilson, James Wilson’s wife, on Monday. “I just don’t understand why someone would do this.”

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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