Conservation officers seek information regarding hundreds of tires dumped in Allegan County

Contact: Lt. Gerald Thayer, 269-350-1280
Agency: Natural Resources

Jan. 25, 2021

tires, allegan state game area

Michigan DNR conservation officers in Allegan County are requesting tips from the public regarding more than 500 tires that have been dumped in several locations in and near the Allegan State Game Area over the past week.

A local resident who daily walks in the state game area reported the first pile of tires (more than 300) on Wednesday to the DNR’s Report All Poaching hotline. The local confirmed that the tires – which covered snowmobile trail #59, were not there two days prior. 

Since Wednesday, officers estimate they have located more than 500 tires and continue to locate more piles in and near the state game area and along the roadways between Allegan and Fennville – estimating about 500 total. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the DNR Report All Poaching Hotline at 1-800-292-7800. You can call or text 24/7 and remain anonymous.