06/22/2020- It’s certainly not the type of deer you might expect to see locally, but officials with the Michigan DNR have been tracking reports of a bull elk seen in Menominee County. The young elk was reported first by a private landowner June 6 about 10 miles from the Wisconsin border. Several additional sightings have been reported since then, including some unconfirmed reports of an accompanying cow elk. The bull elk has been confirmed with photographs. The DNR says they have made contact with private cervid facilities in both Michigan in Wisconsin and no elk have been reported missing at any of those. DNR biologists have also been working closely with their counterparts at the Wisconsin DNR to determine whether the elk may be from one of the state’s two wild elk herds. The bull elk has a three-digit orange ear tag in its left ear that has not been seen clearly enough to read. To report sightings, people can call the DNR’s Report All Poaching hotline, noting the time and nearest crossroads of the animal’s location.