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Goose Poachers May Face Charges

By January 20, 2013

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Fifteen individuals responsible for the illegal poaching of more than 115 snow geese in California may face possible charges. According to the Sacramento Bee, an additional 10-20 geese were crippled but left in the field. While it is the legal hunting season (October 20 through January 27), it is illegal to kill more than six geese per day. The investigation is still ongoing and no arrests have yet been made, but federal charges are possible because the birds are protected under the Migratory Bird Act.

Do you think these hungers should face charges for violating the hunting limit? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Snow Geese
Photo Chet Williams


January 20, 2013 at 12:11 pm
(1) Darlene says:

Yes, they should be charged, but they probably won’t be, For some reason a lot of game wardens seem reluctant to do anything about poaching. I remember a story about a woman who had almost all of her obviously domestic ducks (black and white non-flying farm ducks) poached from a pond on her private, posted property in sight of her house and the game wardens basically gave her an “oh well” response. And, that’s not the only story I’ve heard about a lackadaisical response when poaching is reported.

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