Information Sought in Moose Poaching Incident in Marquette County, Michigan

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Conservation officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are seeking information about a moose poaching incident that occurred sometime between the evening of Oct. 26 and the morning of Oct. 27 in southern Humboldt Township in Marquette County.

The DNR received a call from a township resident about a severed moose head placed on top of a rock with a sign leaning against it reading, "Wolf's (sic) won't get this one!!" Officers investigating the scene noted the blood had not yet coagulated and the antlers had been removed, placing the poaching of the animal within hours of discovery. The head was discovered in an area by the corner of County Road CF and East Road near Helen Lake.

Officers were able to collect fingerprints from the cardboard sign and other evidence in the vicinity. The resident who alerted the DNR to the scene said the head was not there when she came home from work the evening of Oct. 26, but was there by 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

Persons with information about this or any natural resources violation can call the DNR's Report All Poaching (RAP) Line 24 hours a day toll-free at 800-292-7800 or can contact Lt. Tim Robson at the DNR's Marquette Operations Service Center between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 906-228-6561. Information can be left anonymously, and often monetary rewards are offered for information that leads to the arrest of violators.

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


i live in the great state of

i live in the great state of michigan, I think maybe his head should be put on a rock somewhere, not only did he poach he also disrespected a beautiful animal.

Retired2hunt's picture

  Good - the idiot criminals


Good - the idiot criminals were dumb enough to leave their fingerprints behind.  Hopefully they have had a previous arrest and will be caught very sooon.  The "other evidence" in the vicinity is most likely beer cans so hopefully they find their DNA and put this one to rest even quicker.  Maybe the DNR needs to check the local school to see who flunked english or spelling to find the criminal - Wolf's?  Seriously - I look forward to reading the ending of this poaching issue with somebody providing a tip that puts these people in jail... or most likely paying a good fine and spending some quality service time with the MI DNR.


Ca_Vermonster's picture

Whoops! They got the

Whoops! They got the fingerprints now.... Wink

Idiots.  Makes me think of the one from last year out in the northwest, maybe Idaho, where the guy was taking photos of a buck he'd shot, with some sort of sign.  He was poaching them and taunting the fish and game department.

A shame they had to do this to a nice moose.  Hopefully they will be able to track these guys down, or at least get a tip called in to their hotline.  Then they can hammer the poachers hard!