Turn in Poachers graphicMost 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 original list of numbers and websites below, and they have been updated most recently in June 2021.

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.

StateProgram Name/Website LinkPhone
AlabamaOperation Gamewatch(800) 272-4263
AlaskaFish and Wildlife Safeguard(800) 478-3377
ArizonaOperation Game Thief(800) 352-0700
ArkansasNo official program(800) 482-9261
CaliforniaCalTIP(888) 334-2258
ColoradoOperation Game Thief(877) 265-6648
ConnecticutTurn In Poachers(800) 842-4357
DelawareOperation Game Theft(800) 292-3030
FloridaWildlife Alert(888) 404-3922
GeorgiaRanger Hotline(800) 241-4113
HawaiiNo official program(808) 643-3567
IdahoReport a Wildlife Crime(800) 632-5999
IllinoisTarget Illinois Poachers(877) 236-7529
IndianaTurn In a Poacher or Polluter(800) 847-4367
IowaTurn in Poachers(800) 532-2020
KansasOperation Game Thief(877) 426-3843
KentuckyNo official program(800) 252-5378
LouisianaOperation Game Thief(800) 442-2511
MaineOperation Game Thief(800) 253-7887
MarylandWildlife Crime Stoppers(443) 433-4112
MassachusettsNo official program(800) 632-8075
MichiganReport All Poaching(800) 292-7800
MinnesotaTurn In Poachers(800) 652-9093
MississippiReport a Violation(800) 237-6278
MissouriOperation Game Thief(800) 392-1111
MontanaTIP-MONT(800) 847-6668
NebraskaWildlife Crime Stoppers(800) 742-7627
NevadaOperation Game Thief(800) 992-3030
New HampshireOperation Game Thief(800) 344-4262
New JerseyOperation Game Thief(855) 648-8477
New MexicoOperation Game Thief(800) 432-4263
New YorkReport an Environmental Violation(844) 332-3267
North CarolinaTurn In Poachers(855) 945-3847
North DakotaReport All Poachers(701) 328-9921
OhioTurn in a Poacher(800) 762-2437
OklahomaOperation Game Thief(800) 522-8039
OregonTurn In Poachers(800) 452-7888
PennsylvaniaOperation Game Thief(888) 742-8001
Rhode IslandNo official program(401) 222-3070
South CarolinaOperation Game Thief(800) 922-5431
South DakotaTurn In Poachers(888) 683-7224
TennesseeNo official program(615) 781-6580
TexasOperation Game Thief(800) 792-4263
UtahTurn in a Poacher(800) 662-3337
VermontOperation Game Thief(800) 752-5378
VirginiaReport a Wildlife Violation(800) 237-5712
WashingtonReport a Violation(877) 933-9847
West VirginiaReport a Natural Resource Crime(304) 558-2784
WisconsinReport a Violation(800) 847-9367
WyomingStop Poaching(877) 943-3847