Wildlife officials: geese killed legally

By The Associated Press

OXFORD — State wildlife officials are investigating the dumping of about 30 dead geese alongside a Lafayette County road over the weekend.

James Walker, spokesman of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, tells the Oxford Eagle that the birds were found by a passing motorist on Sunday.

Walker says the snow and blue geese were shot legally but the hunters were irresponsible for dumping them on the road.

Walker says a hunting season is underway to reduce the population of snow, blue and Ross’ geese. He says there’s no limit on how many geese can be killed.

Walker says those responsible could face state and local illegal littering and dumping fines.