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DNR seeks information about poaching of 500-pound black bear

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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -

State officials are seeking information about the poaching of a 500-pound black bear that was found fatally shot in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

The state Department of Natural Resources says the male bear's carcass was found Manistee River near a boating access site in Kalkaska County's Springfield Township. A necropsy determined the bear dead from a shotgun wound during the last week of April.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the DNR.

Poaching a black bear is a misdemeanor crime subject to penalties of up to 90 days in jail and fines and restitution totaling up to $4,500. The area where the carcass was found is open for bear hunting only in part of September and October of each year.

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