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DNR seeking information after three elk poached in northern Michigan

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 12:59:52-05

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking information about three adult cow elk poached in Otsego County.

“This is the worst year we’ve had as far as elk poaching,” said Lt. Jim Gorno.

Residents found the three elk about 50 yards north of Hardwood Lake Road near Bobcat Trail, in the Pigeon River State Forest.

"This is a loss for everyone who appreciates our state’s natural resources. It’s a true shame,” said Gorno. “If you or anyone you know has information that can help us solve this crime, we want to hear from you.”

Anyone with information regarding this poaching incident can contact the DNR Law Enforcement Division at the DNR Customer Service Center in Gaylord at 989-732-3541.