Tips sought in illegal shooting of 2 Michigan bull elk


Michigan conservation officers are seeking help from the public in solving the illegal killing of two bull elk about 7 miles north of Atlanta.

“Both elk were shot, likely sometime around Nov. 15,” said Lt. James Gorno, a district law supervisor with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in Gaylord. “If anyone saw anything or has any information that would assist with the investigation, we’d like to hear from them.”

Lt. James Gorno of the state Department of Natural Resources says the carcasses were discovered Saturday in Montmorency County Road 622, near Roth Road, just south of Clear Lake State Park.

He says both elk apparently had been shot a couple of days earlier when the firearms deer hunting season was getting underway.

Tips may be left anonymously, but monetary rewards are often offered for information that leads to the arrest of violators.

To contact investigators, please call the DNR Law Enforcement Division at the Gaylord Operations Center at 989-732-3541. Tipsters can also call or text the 24-hour Report All Poaching line at 800-292-7800.

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