As criminal elk killings jump, conservationists call for increasing Michigan's penalties December 15, 2014

Michigan Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Under a new law, poachers face a $10,000 fine for illegally killing a buck deer with six points per antler, 12 total. The fine is $1,500 for killing a royal elk ... makes little sense, with less than 700 elk in Michigan, versus more than perhaps 1 million deer ...

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