The carcasses of about 40 snow geese were found scattered along Coveys Landing Road in Cordova. The dumping is being investigated by the Maryland Natural Resources Police.
The improper disposal of an animal carcass would be considered as a criminal charge of littering, according to NRP.
On Instagram, Donna Cole shared an image taken by someone else of several dead birds along the road between the stream and Chapel Road. Cole was concerned due to the poisoning deaths of bald eagles on the Mid-Shore between 2016 and 2019.
In an email, a Natural Resources Police spokeswoman said, “We are investigating the dumping of the geese due to the fact that there is no limit on how many snow geese can be harvested.”
There is no daily bag limit and no possession limit during the light goose conservation order season. The latest season began Feb. 10 and continues through April 15 and includes greater snow geese, lesser snow geese and Ross’s geese.
The conservation order season is intended to provide “additional hunting opportunities and methods to help reduce light goose overpopulation.”