Department of Natural Resources in search of poachers

Will Kimeria

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking information regarding Turkey poaching on state land.

If the violators can be found they could see one thousand dollars in fines and up to 90 days in jail.

Lt. Jeremy Payne works with the Michigan DNR.

“So we recieved a RAP complaint that there were turkey carcasses in a field on state land near Castor road in Midland county.”

Lt Payne said the turkeys were left after meat was cut out of them.

“They were breasted out so the carcasses were left in this field. There were five dead turkeys that we located in the field.”

Lt. Payne said the DNR and the Michigan Wild Turkey Hunters Association are offering a reward for anyone with information on the turkeys.

He said the violators could face up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to one thousand dollars.

If you have information call 800-292-7800.

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