By Breelynn Martin for 9and10news.com
Elk poaching is on the rise in Northern Michigan and it has the Department of Natural Resources and conservation groups taking action.
Since the start of firearm deer season, the DNR says they’ve had five to seven cases of elk poaching. That is more cases than usual.
The illegally killed elk were found mainly in the Pigeon River area covering several counties.
The poachings can affect the size of the population, which could ultimately hurt the availability of hunting permits.
The issue is a concern for the DNR who investigates the poachings. Lt. Jim Gorno of the law division says the repercussions for an elk poaching are not enough….