CHICO, Calif. – Dozens of dead and gutted geese were found dumped in a north Chico neighborhood.
A morning walk turned into a disturbing sight for many people in north Chico as they stumbled upon more than 40 dead geese.
“It's really sad that somebody would do this,” Roland Resendez, a neighbor in the area, said.
Neighbors near Hicks Lane and Spyglass Road are also sharing a similar reaction.
“We have never seen anything like this before, it's very strange and very hurtful,” said another neighbor, Parmijd Pammi
Each one of the almost four dozen dead geese was breasted and left to rot in an empty field.
“The disposal of them like this is totally irresponsible,” Barry Ceccon, Lieutenant with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, said. “Whoever did this, they should be ashamed of themselves.
Ceccon said it is legal to hunt the geese and to take the meat – but dumping them is not.
“People like this mess it up for legitimate hunters and it doesn't make anyone feel good about hunting when they see something like this,” Resendez said. "For the most part, we have a lot of responsible sportsmen out there and I hate it when people do stuff like this that can make other hunters look bad."
Fish and Wildlife officials are asking anyone who may have information on who is responsible to contact their tip line at 1-888-334-2258.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife said the daily limit for geese hunting is 20.