ARLINGTON — Sarvey Wildlife Center is offering a $5,000 reward for information about who illegally shot and killed five snow geese.
The geese were found by the side of Starbird Road, off I-5 exit 218, between Stanwood and Mount Vernon. They were brought to Sarvey, in Arlington, on Friday for examination. The geese had been shot multiple times. Two were missing their heads.
The deaths were recent, but hunting season for this species ended weeks ago, according to a news release. Anyone with information is asked to called the state Department of Fish and Wildlife at 360-902-2928 or the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife at 206-902- 2928.
The reward is for information leading to prosecution of the poachers, according to the news release.
In January, Sarvey offered a reward for information regarding the shooting of a bald eagle near Snohomish.
“That case remains unsolved. We hope this case is different and the individual (or individuals) are held accountable,” according to the release.