A female black bear has been killed in North-East Manistee Co., found with shotgun wounds. The Michigan DNR is looking for leads on the identity of the poacher. The bear is believed to have been killed on November 16th at around 5:30pm. This bear is expected to have three orphaned cubs.

A Michigan DNR bulletin has been released with the description of one suspect:

The male is believed to be involved in the killing and is described as having a thin build, standing approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall. The male had facial hair and left the scene driving a dark-colored pickup truck.


Any information should be given to the MI DNR "Report All Poaching" Line at  1-800-292-7800.