Michigan DNR officers investigating elk poaching incident

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MONTMORENCY COUNTY (WJRT) (11/19/2018) - Deer hunters in the northern Lower Peninsula may have intentionally or mistakenly targeted two elk instead.

The carcasses of two bull elk were discovered Saturday in Montmorency County on C.R. 622 near Roth Road between the town of Atlanta and Clear Lake State Park.

Lt. James Gorno, a district law supervisor with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in Gaylord, believes the elk were shot around the opening day of firearm deer season on Nov. 15.

Anyone with information can call the DNR Law Enforcement Division at the Gaylord Operations Center at 989-732-3541 or call or text the 24-hour Report All Poaching line at 1-800-292-7800.

“If anyone saw anything or has any information that would assist with the investigation, we’d like to hear from them,” Gorno said.

Michigan offers elk hunting in selected zones during the months of August, September, October, December and January. Very few licenses are available and are distributed through a lottery process.

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