Dunn County (WQOW) - About two dozen dead ducks in Dunn County are raising concern for many people on social media, and the DNR is taking notice.
A Menomonie area man captured photos of dead mallards, with breasts removed on public land east of Menomonie.
Dunn County DNR Warden Jim Cleven told News 18 leaving the birds is considered littering, but unless somebody saw the incident occur, there is not much the department can do.
The duck hunting season is actually closed for the year in this area, meaning it is possible the mallards were poached. The season is still open in the southern part of the state, however which means its possible the animals were harvested in the southern part of the state.
Cleven said he is going to inspect each bird, before freezing them. He wants to keep them for proof if any suspects come forward.
The warden also wants to make it clear that any carcass needs to either be disposed of at a solid waste facility or be buried.