Fish and Game investigating some 40 geese and ducks wasted in south Idaho

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Courtesy Brian Jack, Idaho Fish and Game

The following is a news release from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game

KUNA — Idaho Fish and Game officials are seeking information regarding two recent cases of wanton waste associated with the dumping of multiple Canada goose, mallard and goldeneye duck carcasses near Kuna Butte, southwest of Kuna.

Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward for information in the case and callers can remain anonymous. Contact CAP at (800) 632-5999 twenty four hours a day.

Responding to a call on Jan. 19, Fish and Game conservation officer Brian Flatter found nine Canada geese, and two duck carcasses left to waste along Swan Falls Road south of Kuna. On Feb. 5th, fellow conservation officer Brian Jack responded to a second call and found 31 Canada goose carcasses dumped in the same area.

No meat from any of the birds had been taken. Idaho code requires that the breast meat be removed before disposing of a harvested waterfowl carcass.

Evidence was collected at the scene, but the officers would like to speak with anyone who might have information about the wanton waste case. “I’m hopeful someone will make a call and provide information to move this case forward,” Jack said.

In addition to the CAP hotline, persons with information regarding this case may also contact the Fish and Game Nampa office at (208) 465-8465 weekdays, Idaho State Police at (208) 846-7550 on weekends or the Ada County Sheriff’s Office anytime at (208) 377-6790.

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