Turn in Poachers

Most states provide toll-free hotlines for reporting poaching activity. Dr. Stephen Webb and Dr. Aaron Haines, authors of "To Catch a Poacher" in the December 2012-Jaunary 2013 issue of Quality Whitetails, compiled the list of numbers and websites below.

To help your local conservation officers anytime you witness a poaching incident, collect the following information:
• vehicle make and model
• license plate number
• suspect description
• location (GPS coordinates or address)

When collecting information on poaching suspects, stay a safe distance and do not put yourself in harm’s way.

State

Name of Program / Website

Phone (Tipline)

Alabama

Operation Game Watch

1-800-272-4263

Alaska

Fish and Wildlife Safeguard

1-800-478-3377

Arizona

Operation Game Thief

1-800-352-0700

Arkansas

Turn in Poachers

1-800-482-9262

California

Cal-TIP

1-888-343-2258

Colorado

Operation Game Thief

1-877-265-6648

Connecticut

Turn in Poachers

1-800-842-3333

Delaware

Operation Game Thief

1-800-292-3030

Florida

Wildlife Alert Program

1-888-404-3922

Georgia

Turn in Poachers Program

1-800-241-4113

Hawaii

No official program

1-808-587-0077

Idaho

Citizens Against Poaching

1-800-632-5999

Illinois

Target Illinois Poachers

1-877-236-7529

Indiana

Turn in a Poacher or Polluter

1-800-847-4367

Iowa

Turn in Poachers

1-800-532-2020

Kansas

Operation Game Thief

1-877-426-3843

Kentucky

Eyes and Ears on Kentucky

1-800-252-5378

Louisiana

Operation Game Thief

1-800-442-2511

Maine

Operation Game Thief

1-800-253-7887

Maryland

Catch A Poacher

1-800-653-6124

Massachusetts

No official program; Website

1-800-632-8075

Michigan

Report All Poaching

1-800-292-7800

Minnesota

Turn in Poachers

1-800-652-9093

Mississippi

Report a Violation

1-800-237-6278

Missouri

Operation Game Thief

1-800-392-1111

Montana

TIP-MONT

1-800-847-6668

Nebraska

Nebraska Wildlife Crime Stoppers

1-800-742-7627

Nevada

Operation Game Thief

1-800-992-3030

New Hampshire

Operation Game Thief

1-800-344-4262

New Jersey

Operation Game Thief

1-800-222-0456

New Mexico

Operation Game Thief

1-800-432-4263

New York

TIPP DEC

1-800-847-7332

North Carolina

No official program; Website

1-800-662-7137

North Dakota

Report all Poaching

1-800-472-2121

Ohio

Turn in a Poacher, Inc

1-800-762-2437

Oklahoma

Operation Game Thief

1-800-522-8039

Oregon

Turn-in-Poachers

1-800-452-7888

Pennsylvania

Turn in a Poacher Program

1-888-742-8001

Rhode Island

No official program; Website

401-222-3070

South Carolina

Operation Game Thief

1-800-922-5431

South Dakota

Turn in Poachers

1-888-683-7224

Tennessee

No official program; Website

1-800-831-1174

Texas

Operation Game Thief

1-800-792-4263

Utah

Report a Poacher

1-800-662-3337

Vermont

Operation Game Thief

1-800-752-5378

Virginia

Report a Wildlife Violation

1-800-237-5712

Washington

Turn in a Poacher

1-877-933-9847

West Virginia

Report a Natural Resources Crime

1-800-638-4263

Wisconsin

DNR Violation Hotline

1-800-847-9367

Wyoming

Stop Poaching

1-877-943-3847