Nebraska man cited in killing, abandonment of 51 snow geese

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man is accused of killing over 50 geese without a hunting permit, the Johnson County attorney said Wednesday.

On Sunday, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a group of hunters had found “numerous dead and injured” snow geese near a sanitation pond south of Sterling.

When a deputy arrived at the scene, they found 51 snow geese and one white-fronted goose that had been shot dead.

The deputy also found five spent shotgun shells nearby.

The hunting seasons for those geese ended on Feb. 9, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks website.

Later on, a state conservation officer arrived and helped in the investigation.

A Sterling man was cited on suspicion of hunting during a closed season, hunting without permission, game abandonment, hunting without a permit, hunting without a federal waterfowl stamp and several other charges.

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