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      Ducks run down by snowmobilers on Saginaw River says DNR


      The Michigan State Police have been brought in to help with the identification of two men who are believed to have run down 9 ducks on the Saginaw River.

      The DNR believes that the killing of the ducks was malicious. They are also offering a reward for information that leads to the capture of the snowmobilers.

      The Michigan State Police are hoping they can improve the resolution of the pictures in order to get indentifying marks and numbers off of the snowmobiles.

      The DNR is asking anyone with more information to contact them.

      *** END UPDATE ***

      Officials are working to track down two snowmobilers they say plowed through an area of open water on the Saginaw River, killing several ducks.

      Sgt. Ron Kimmerly of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division in Bay City says the ducks were killed around 4:50 p.m. Saturday. It happened along the east side of Middlegrounds Island, about a half-mile south of the Lafayette Street Bridge.

      Kimmerly tells The Bay City Times that a witness photographed the snowmobilers, who both wore helmets, going through the water and alerted DNR officials. Photos show at least one dead duck on the ice and another stuck to one of the snowmobiles.

      The DNR found at least nine dead ducks. The agency is seeking help from the public in identifying the snowmobilers.