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Two Poachers Shoot at a Flock of 500 Geese Inside City Limits

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Large flocks of geese taunt many hunters in suburban towns. However, most don’t do what these two poachers did.

Drew Wahlin and his wife Cindy were preparing for a walk with the family dog in Meridian, Idaho when they couldn’t help but notice 500 geese in a nearby unharvested wheat field. 

Then, According to the Idaho Statesman, two men made a very poor decision.

As the couple was putting on snowshoes, a truck came down the snow-covered street and stopped next to the field.

‘They were going to shoot the geese,’ Wahlin said. ‘I just had that feeling after looking into the eyes of the driver.’

It turns out Wahlin was right. It’s reported two men got out of the truck and fired into the massive flock of birds. After shooting several rounds each they ran into the field, picked up eight birds and drove off, leaving many more crippled geese in the field.

Wahlin, the president of the Idaho Chukar Foundation, said actions like this gives sportsmen a bad name. 

According to the Idaho Statesman, Mark Edwards, 48, of Star, and Wayne Campbell, 57, of Kuna, were cited for several violations; shooting over the limit goose limit, waste of game and shooting and inside city limits.

Mark and Wayne’s not-so-excellent adventure resulted in 16 dead geese, double the legal limit for the pair.

About the Author: Dominic Aiello is an avid hunter, angler, and wildlife policy expert. He is the President of the Oregon Outdoor Council, Cabela’s Prostaff, and Outdoor Writer. Follow his adventures on Instagram @daiello91 or Twitter @HunterInformant


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Two Poachers Shoot at a Flock of 500 Geese Inside City Limits