Cattle rustling: The tradition lives on

Don’t think cattle rustling is something that just happened in the “old days.”

Last week a Colorado rancher suspected of “violating state cattle branding statutes” turned himself into authorities.

Monty Luke Pilgrim, 51, of Little Snake River, is suspected of being in possession of 36 cows and 31 calves belonging to nine different owners.

He is also suspected of misbranding calves as his own.

Authorities estimated the value of the stray cows and calves at $68,000, according to an arrest affidavit filed last week in Moffat County, Colo.

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