Over two dozen geese and ducks were found dead in Bentleyville in early January
(Bentleyville) -- Over a month since more than two dozen dead geese and mallard ducks were found along the Chagrin River in Bentleyville, state wildlife officers are still trying to find out who is responsible.
Jamey Emmert of the ODNR Division of Wildlife tells WTAM 1100 they have received several tips about the dead waterfowl, but not enough to find out who's responsible.
Emmert says a hiker in the Chagrin River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks found the dead birds, tossed over a cliff. They were all frozen. The carcasses were sent to a lab in Wisconsin, which determined the waterfowl were all shot, and had not been poisoned.
Even though there were legal hunting seasons for ducks and Canadian geese before the carcasses were found, Emmert says whoever is responsible could even be charged with littering.
Any tips can be called anonymously to 1-800-POACHER or you can go online to ohiotip.com.
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