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Cattle Wars, or More News From The McViper Clan, is a story written and drawn by Don Rosa, composed of several pages from an unfinished draft of the third chapter of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. It features Scrooge McDuck, the McVipers, Theodore Roosevelt, Fergus McDuck and Downy O'Drake.


Scrooge McDuck writes home to his parents upon arriving in Montana about his first adventures: hired as a cowboy by the McViper Family (who he hasn't yet realized are dishonest), he is tricked by them into getting his pay in the form of "cattle" which is really just composed of mangy buffalos. He bumps into a friendly man called Theodore Roosevelt, who soon helps him realize his error and get his revenge on the McVipers.


  • This storyboard-story is an abridged form of an earlier draft of The Buckaroo of the Badlands (1992), the 3d chapter of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. It is not actually compatible with the events of the finished version in its entirety, as it would have to involve Scrooge meeting Teddy Roosevelt twice, but it is imaginable that a Teddy-less version of Cattle Wars’s events might have taken place prior to Scrooge's meeting McKenzie in Buckaroo.

Behind the scenes

The Buckaroo of the Badlands was created by Don Rosa in 1992. After being published online on DUCKhunt as part of the Lost Scripts, where it received its individual title of Cattle Wars, the segment was printed in the German, Scandinavian and Brazilian Don Rosa Libraries; the first two pages of it were also printed in Volume 4 of the American Don Rosa Library and in the Italian equivalent thereof.

List of episodes of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
By Don Rosa
Side-Steps and Precursors
Of Ducks, Dimes and DestiniesLast Sled to DawsonThe Dream of a Lifetime
The Original Saga
I: The Last of the Clan McDuckII: The Master of the MississippiIII: The Buckaroo of the BadlandsIV: The King of the Copper Hill
V: The New Laird of Castle McDuckVI: The Terror of the TransvaalVII: Dreamtime Duck of the Never NeverVIII: King of the Klondike
IX: The Billionaire of Dismal DownsX: The Invader of Fort DuckburgXI: The Empire-Builder from CalisotaXII: The Richest Duck in the World
Bonus Chapters
III-B: The Cowboy Captain of the Cutty SarkVI-B: The Vigilante of Pizen Bluff
VIII-B: The Prisoner Of White Agony CreekVIII-C: Hearts of the Yukon
Deleted Scenes & Other Bonus Content
0: The History of the Clan McDuckIII: Cattle WarsVIII: The Phoenix of White Agony CreekX: Teddy's CampaignXI: The Girls Can't Help It
By Others
Bonus Chapters
I-XB: The Orphan's ChristmasVIII-XB: Dime NovelsVIII-XC: Clues of the KlondikeVIII-XD: Christmas on Wheels
Side-Steps & Homages
The Time VortexScrooge vs. Scrooge
Precursors & Inspirations
Christmas on Bear MountainThe Old Castle's SecretOnly a Poor Old ManBack to the KlondikeThe Fantastic River RaceMush!
Black WednesdayNorth of the YukonThe Invisible IntruderThe Secret of the GlacierChairman of the Bored
An Informal Biography of Scrooge McDuckMark Worden's Duck Family TreeOnce Upon a Dime
The Life ands Times of Scrooge McDuck: The Official Score
DuckTales 2017
The Golden Lagoon of White Agony PlainsThe Outlaw Scrooge McDuckThe Richest Duck in the World