DNR Looking For Information On Black Bear Killed In Kalkaska County

The DNR is looking for information on a 500 pound bear found dead in Kalkaska County.

The DNR says the male black bear was found in the Manistee River near Rainbow Jim’s Bridge Boat Launch in Springfield Township.

They say the 500 pound bear died from a shotgun wound.

If you have any information, you are asked to call police at 989-275-5151, ext. 7100, or the 24-hour DNR Report All Poaching Line at 800-292-7800.

Poaching a black bear is a misdemeanor and fines could be as high as $4,500.