SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are seeking information from the public about 17 Canada geese found sickened or dead Friday in a wildlife refuge.

Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers responded to the Baskett Slough Wildlife Refuge and found the flock, the Statesman Journal reported.

Authorities are asking anyone with information regarding the sudden high mortality rate to call Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888 and leave information for Trooper Boeholt.

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.