(WXYZ) — Numerous reports of elk poaching incidents in the northern Lower Peninsula has the community concerned.
The Safari Club International-Michigan Involvement Committee is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of those illegally killing elk in Michigan.
In mid-December, area residents found three adult elk cows poached in Otsego County. In mid-November, one bull elk was killed in Montmorency County and another was poached in the Pigeon River Country in Otsego County.
Similarly, the organization is also offering a $1,000 leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone illegally killing moose in Michigan.
To report information on the illegal killing of elk or moose in Michigan, call or text the Michigan DNR's Report All Poaching hotline at 800-292-7800.