A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for killing a bull moose.
It happened in late November in Baraga County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, but the moose carcass wasn't discovered until December 13. Based on evidence collected at the site, conservation officers believe the moose was killed along Heart Lake Road near Petticoat Lake Road in the Three Lakes area.
Anyone with information related to this case, or any other fish, game or natural resources violation, is asked to call the DNR’s Report All Poaching hotline at 800-292-7800; the DNR’s Law Enforcement Division at the Marquette Customer Service Center at 906-228-6561 or report the information anonymously online at www.michigan.gov/conservationofficers.
Michigan currently does not have a moose hunting season, and moose are protected under state law. Penalties for poaching a moose include up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000, restitution of $1,500, and a mandatory loss of all hunting privileges for four years.