TURKEY POACHERS … Face Stiff Fines and Penalties

After this past winter I was surprised how many turkeys survived, especially in northern Michigan. I was glad to see so many moving around where I live during the mating season of April and May. Several times I had to stop my truck in order to let roaming toms cross...

ELK POACHNG IN MICHIGAN

Elk poaching has beengoing on in Michigan since they were first re-introduced almost 100 years ago. by Jeff Pendergraff October 01, 2015 My first introduction to elk poaching began in the fall of 1997 when I started with the law enforcement division of the DNR as the...

Hot Topics In The Outdoors…

ORV operation in Michigan by Jeff Pendergraff July 01, 2015 There is a lot of misleading information floating out there regarding what people think they can and can’t do when it comes to operating their off road vehicle in Michigan. Since 1991 you could only...

Poached deer will cost $15,500 plus court costs!

by Jeff Pendergraff April 01, 2015 It appears that not everyone has heard about the enhanced restitution on deer poaching or they just figure they will not get caught. In 2014 Governor Snyder signed a bill into law that increases the restitution for whitetail bucks...

Poachers Beware

by Jeff Pendergraff March 01, 2014 After several years of not hiring Conservation Officers (COs) and losing officers from retirement, the Law Enforcement Division (LED) of the DNR has announced that they started a recruit school for 31 Conservation Officer Recruits....