DNR Conservation Officers Seek info on Baraga County Moose Poaching

thMichigan DNR sent this bulletin at 12/17/2014 10:55 AM EST

Upper Peninsula DNR News

For Immediate Release Dec. 17, 2014

Contact: Lt. Peter Wright, 906-228-6561 or Debbie Munson Badini, 906-226-1352

DNR conservation officers seek information on Baraga County moose poaching

Conservation officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are seeking information regarding the illegal killing of a bull moose that occurred in late November in Baraga County. The moose carcass was discovered on Saturday, Dec. 13. Based on evidence collected at the site, officers believe the moose was killed in late November along Heart Lake Road near Petticoat Lake Road in the Three Lakes area. Logging is occurring along the road and road hunting violations have been reported in the area, according to officers involved in the investigation.

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A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. 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 at800-292-7800; the DNR’s Law Enforcement Division at the Marquette Customer Service Center at 906-228-6561; or may report the information online atwww.michigan.gov/conservationofficers. Information may be left anonymously. 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. For more information about the Upper Peninsula’s moose population, visitwww.michigan.gov/moose.

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.

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