Alberta wildlife officials are investigating the discovery around 100 dead geese apparently dumped on a family’s farm.
Twyla Valgardson says her husband Wayne was driving through their property near Taber on Wednesday when he noticed some dead birds scattered in the snow.
When he called provincial wardens they told him there had been a report about dead birds the day before, but the person hadn’t said how many there were.
Valgardson said, “We have a lot of good hunters in the area. A lot of people ask permission. My husband hunts, my whole family hunts, and all of our family is totally appalled by it.”
“So hunters, I don’t think would do that. Not a sensible hunter, anyhow.”
She said she believes the birds were killed somewhere else and dumped on their property, and said the snow that covered them appeared to have been kicked there.
Neighbours told her they had heard a lot of gunshots in the last while, but it’s hunting season, so she said it’s hard to know if any of it was connected with the dumped geese.