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Turn In a Poacher

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Don’t Let Poachers Steal Your Game

Indiana is home to a wide variety of natural resources that the vast majority of Hoosiers respect and appreciate. Unfortunately, a small segment of our population would steal our fish and wildlife if we don’t report them.

Poachers are not hunters. Poachers are criminals who:

  • Steal wildlife from you and other law-abiding hunters, trappers, and outdoor enthusiasts
  • Break the law to get an unfair advantage over you and wildlife
  • Use illegal and unsafe methods to take wildlife for their own selfish gain

Indiana Conservation Officers patrol every county, but they can’t be everywhere. That’s where you can help. If you witness poaching or know someone who is stealing Hoosiers’ wildlife, call the Turn In a Poacher (TIP) hotline: 1-800-TIP-IDNR.

Since 1984, more than 12,250 Indiana sportsmen, sportswomen, and other concerned Hoosiers have called the TIP hotline. These calls have led to hundreds of arrests and the conservation of countless fish and wildlife resources.

To help you remember the hotline number while in the field and promote this program, consider buying a TIP cap at tip.wildindiana.com. All cap purchases go to the TIP program to help DNR Law Enforcement continue to catch the criminals they might otherwise not be aware of.

Do your part. Help us get poachers out of the field.

If you see something, say something. Call 1-800-TIP-IDNR (1-800-847-4367).

Reasons You Should Call TIP:

  • You will be helping stop criminals from stealing Indiana’s wildlife.
  • You do not have to provide your name or contact information; you can remain anonymous.
  • Rewards of $500 are available if your information leads to the arrest of someone who has taken fish and/or wildlife illegally. TIP also provides rewards for pollution cases that lead to the death of fish or wildlife.
  • TIP is monitored 24 hours a day—you may call any time.
  • Poachers give all hunters and anglers a bad name. Help us stop them.