Deer hunting season is wrapping up in much of the state, but one organization has another large mammal on its mind.
Officials with Michigan United Conservation Clubs said they are working on a resolution that would increase fines for elk poaching.
DNR officials say Michigan’s state elk population is around 900, that compares to millions of whitetail deer. Currently, elk poaching carries up to $2,500 in fines. Continue reading
DNR officials are kicking off elk season by asking for the public’s help to track down a poacher.
The case happened last December in Montmorency County.
Debbie Munson Badini is a spokesperson for the DNR.
She said the head and antlers of an elk were taken as a trophy, but the rest of the animal was left behind. Continue reading
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