Elk NetworkMichigan Seeks Help Solving Second Elk Poaching Within a Week

General | November 26, 2019

Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in Gaylord are seeking information regarding a bull elk poached this week in Montmorency County, north of Atlanta. That marks the second elk illegally killed within days in northern Michigan.

Conservation officers found the bull elk near Teets Trail, west of Voyer Lake Road. They say someone killed it with a single gunshot and they believe a hunter mistook it for a deer.

“The great news is that the information we received from the public earlier this week about a larger bull elk poached over the weekend helped us identify a suspect within 48 hours,” said Lt. James Gorno. “We strongly encourage people to come forward – either the hunter in this new case, to remedy the situation, or anyone who has information that can help us identify a suspect.”

Anyone with information regarding this poaching incident can contact the DNR Customer Service Center in Gaylord at 989-732-3541 or call or text the 24-hour Report All Poaching hotline at 800-292-7800.

(Photo source: Michigan Department of Natural Resources)