Dusty McBride is a rancher that raises brahmin with his wife, Alice. At night, around 12 AM, Dusty and his wife hear gunshots and mooing while in bed. When he comes to investigate what happened, Dusty finds the corpses of his livestock riddled with bullet holes. Dusty and his wife ask the Courier to find out who is killing their livestock.
"Every night around midnight Alice and I'll wake up to some crazy hollering and gun shots. You'd think the world was ending all over again. But it's just one animal each night. They don't take it or carve it up or nothing. Just leave it there, all full of holes."