Teenager found with headless goose in Falmouth, said he wanted to eat it for Thanksgiving

An arrow stuck in a shed on the Lawrence School property.
An arrow stuck in a shed on the Lawrence School property. Massachusetts Environmental Police

A 19-year-old was charged with hunting violations in Falmouth after he was found Thanksgiving morning with a headless goose on the Lawrence School property, police said.

The teeenager, whom authorities did not name, said he was using a bow and arrow to hunt Canadian geese for Thanksgiving dinner, Falmouth Lieutenant Douglas DeCosta said.

Police found one goose with its head removed and several arrows scattered on the school fields, where the geese often congregate, DeCosta said. One of the arrows was stuck in a shed.

The teenager told police he had a license to hunt the geese, but police said they later learned he lying.


The man was charged with not having a Federal Duck Stamp, no hunter education course, procuring a hunter license via false statement, hunting near a dwelling in use within 500 feet, and the careless use of a weapon resulting in property damage.

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