LANSING -- About 10 percent of the state's captive deer and elk facilities have been audited by Department of Natural Resources teams and the results, so far, are less than encouraging.
According to Al Marble, acting chief of the DNR's law division, 35 percent of the facilities checked were out of compliance with state regulations. Most of the violations involved inadequate fencing or incomplete paperwork.
Members of the state's Natural Resources Commission were -- how shall I say this? -- mildly miffed.