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Beg your pardon mister, but them two-headed beeves ain't worth getting shot over.

Dusty McBride is a rancher living in Novac in 2281.


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.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.


Effects of player's actionsEdit

  • After completing "The Screams of Brahmin", he will reward the Courier with several caps and allow them access to the house fridge, which contains 9-10 brahmin steaks.
  • If Alice McBride is killed, Dusty will comment that it's not like her to be gone this long.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Brahmin-skin outfit
Sheriff's hat
Midnight ranch attacks

Notable quotesEdit

  • "Hey there. In from out of town, ain't you? Name's Dusty."
  • "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."
  • "Beg your pardon mister, but them two-headed beeves ain't worth getting shot over."


Dusty McBride appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes after killing the hostile nightkin, you'll be unable to collect the reward from Dusty. It simply doesn't give the dialogue option to speak to Dusty about it.[verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Dusty's face disappears after killing No-bark Noonan.[verified]
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