Points North, Ep. 45: Poaching and illegal baiting disrupts Michigan’s elk herd
This week on Points North, we dissect how many elk were poached this winter and why that number has increased.
Plus, guides are illegally helping hunters bag an elk. What’s next for the guide industry?
Northern Michigan sees spike in elk poaching
Last month, three more elk were poached in the Pigeon River State Forest.
It was the latest in a series of elk poaching that has made the past few months some of the worst in recent memory for Michigan’s elk herd.
Elk guides struggle with cheaters in their ranks
Elk hunting crimes are up this year. Some elk guides say a lack of consequences for guides who break the rules, and increased competition to get hunters, is hurting the sport’s reputation.