Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says it is believed that 11 cows and horses have had to be put down in three counties of northwest Wisconsin, because they were shot in drive by shootings during the gun deer hunting season in late November. Fitzgerald believes the shootings in Barron, Dunn and St. Croix Counties may be related. Five cows in Barron County were shot during the opening weekend of deer hunting, Fitzgerald says.
Law enforcement in the three counties are working together, looking for suspects, and more information. Fitzgerald says investigators believe at least two people were involved. A reward of $2500 is being offered in Dunn County for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons involved the shooting deaths of three horses.
Kurt Mayer, WXCE