Game farm owner gets probation for goose sausages

October 22, 2014

MADISON A federal judge has ordered a Chilton game farm owner to serve five years' probation and pay $5,000 in fines for selling snow goose sausages.

According to court documents, 50-year-old Todd Doughty, owner of the Thunderbird Game Farm, killed hundreds of snow geese in Nebraska in 2007. He brought the birds back to Wisconsin and sold 53 pounds of goose sausage in May 2010. Investigators also purchased sausage products made of venison, snow geese, duck or a mixture of all three on three other occasions.

In addition to the probation term and fine, Chief U.S. District Court Judge William Griesbach ordered Doughty on Tuesday to forfeit two shotguns and his sausage-making equipment and barred him from hunting and fishing for five years.

Doughty's attorney didn't immediately return a message.

 

Associated Press