From the San Francisco Chronicle:

_California game wardens say they’ve bagged the biggest bird poacher they’ve seen in modern times – and they warn that with hard economic times pressing down everywhere, there will be more to come. . . .

“This was more than 300 birds, of just about every kind you can think of,” said Foy, spokesman for the state Department of Fish and Game. “It was crazy. Disgusting. Back in the early 1900s we had people who killed birds illegally and brought them back to town, but even the old timers in our force haven’t seen anything of this magnitude.”_