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3 Elk Illegally Shot in Michigan's Pigeon River State Forest

Area residents found three illegally killed elk in Michigan's Pigeon River State Forest. Area residents found three illegally killed elk in Michigan's Pigeon River State Forest. |  Photo: Michigan DNR

Updated: December 18, 2019 06:56 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Michigan conservation officers say three elk have been shot in Otsego County.

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It's the elk third poaching case in northern Michigan in about a month. Lt. Jim Gorno of the Department of Natural Resources says this is the state's worst year for illegal killings of the animals.

Gorno says the three adult elk cows were found in the Pigeon River State Forest east of Vanderbilt. They apparently were shot last weekend while bedded down near each other.

Officials are appealing to the public for information. Anonymous tips can be left with the Report All Poaching hotline at 800-292-7800.
 

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