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Wildlife officials seek culprit after geese poached, left to rot in Carbon County

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 17:54:34-05

CARBON COUNTY, Utah — Wildlife officials are searching for the person(s) responsible after nine Canada geese were killed and then left to rot in northern Carbon County in February.

According to a press release from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, officers responding to a report found the nine geese dead just north of Emma Park Road in Carbon County.

The geese were found scattered near a gate leading to a Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit on the north side of Emma Park Road. The geese were apparently killed elsewhere but dumped in the location they were found.

Officers determined the geese were killed with a shotgun, and all of the necks of the birds had been broken.

Wildlife officials state: “The violators made no attempt to remove any meat. The birds were dumped and left to waste.”

Anyone who has information that may lead to those responsible is asked to call the Utah Turn in a Poacher hotline at 1-800-662-3337. Rewards may be available, the DWR states, and all tips can be made anonymously.