Washington game wardens are looking for whomever strew more than 60 dead ducks and geese across a rural part of Whatcom County recently, a “major wastage.”
The mallards, Canadas and other waterfowl were found on and along stretches of Weidkamp and West Badger Roads, which are just west of Lynden and a couple miles south of the US-Canada border.
It’s believed the birds had been shot several days before but were not processed at all.
“None of them were breasted and they appeared to have been dead for several days. The birds were spread out singly. It appears they were thrown from a vehicle traveling up the road,” WDFW Police reported on Facebook this afternoon.
The Northwest Washington Waterfowl Association reported that on Friday, Nov. 30, one of its members came across a warden collecting the birds.
They were initially spotted by a school bus driver earlier in the day, according to a Bellingham Herald article out this morning.
Anyone with information is being asked to call WDFW’s poaching tip line at (877) 933-9847.
Anonymous texts can also be sent to 847411, entering WDFWTIP and then providing details.