Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are seeking information regarding an elk poaching incident that occurred in late December in Montmorency County just north of Atlanta.
A large bull elk carcass was located near Decheau Lake Road and Meaford Road in Montmorency County on Dec. 28. Parts were removed from the animal during the incident.
Conservation officers at the Gaylord Operation Center are seeking any information that would assist with the investigation.
"If anyone saw anything or has any information, we'd like to hear from them," said Lt. Jim Gorno.
Elk poaching carries fines of up to $2,500, restitution to the state of up to $1,500, loss of the firearm used in the incident and loss of hunting privileges for up to three years.
Anyone with information regarding the incident may call the DNR Law Division at the Gaylord Operations Center at 989-732-3541 or the 24-hour Report All Poaching Line at 800-292-7800. Information may be left anonymously, and monetary rewards are often offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of violator(s).
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.