Michigan DNR looking for answers after three poached elk found


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking information into more elk poaching cases in the state in what Lieutenant Jim Gorno is calling “the worst year we’ve had as far as elk poaching.”

Three more elk were poached in northern Michigan, the DNR announced Wednesday. Officers believe all three animals were shot and killed either Saturday or Sunday.

“This is a loss for everyone who appreciates our state’s natural resources. It’s a true shame,” Gorno told NBC25 in mid-Michigan. “If you or anyone you know has information that can help us solve this crime, we want to hear from you.”

The DNR was able to use tips it received from the public to solve a November case in the state.

Anyone with information can contact the DNR Law Enforcement Division at the DNR Customer Service Center in Gaylord at 989-732-3541, or call or text the Report All Poaching hotline at 800-292-7800, available 24/7 year-round.