How wildlife crime sleuths solved one of California’s most baffling poaching cases

first_imgClick here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device.When a gun kills a bird, it leaves few clues that link a weapon to the crime.“A rifle bullet rips right through and is long gone,” said wildlife forensic expert Ken Goddard.But careful detective work by a team of state game wardens and Goddard’s team linked the deaths of 159 birds to a Lassen County ranch owner, leading to his conviction in April for one of the most baffling poaching cases in state history. Author …last_img