Black bear shooting highlights poaching problem

Capital News Service
LANSING – A bear-poaching incident in Manistee County has shed light on a continuing poaching problem throughout Michigan. “A poacher is nothing more than a criminal. If someone goes into a department store and steals a blender, that would be the same thing as someone who goes into the wild and steals a deer,” said Dean Molnar assistant chief of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) law enforcement division. “They’re a criminal. They’re not ethical, licensed hunters.