Michigan DNR looking for information after two trumpeter swans found shot

Posted at 1:32 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 13:32:15-05

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources posted a plea to their Facebook page on Friday looking for information after two trumpeter swans were found dead with multiple gunshot wounds at Wetzel State Park in Macomb County.

According to the DNR, trumpeter swans are a threatened species in Michigan and are illegal to hunt.

The swans were reportedly discovered on Sunday, Dec. 6.

The DNR wrote that they think the adult and juvenile were shot as they were attempting to land on a pond and later put into tall brush nearby either Dec. 4 or Dec. 5.

If you have any information regarding this incident, call or text the DNR’s Report All Poaching Hotline at 1-800-292-7800.