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Game warden field notes

courtesy Texas Parks & Wildlife

Floyd County Game Warden Mark Collins and Hockley County warden Jay Oyler encountered a group of successful waterfowl hunters in Floyd County on Dec. 4. They were in possession of numerous freshly killed ducks, geese and sandhill crane, and were busy cleaning the birds. The problem was, they were filleting the meat from the breasts and discarding the carcass, failing to leave a wing attached for species identification. The wardens discovered the group had hunted the previous day and had more birds in an ice chest back at their hotel. The cooler was located and found to contain filleted waterfowl breasts. Multiple cases and warnings filed.