11/09/10 Hoosier hunters looking to report wildlife violations this hunting season should look to Indiana’s Turn In a Poacher hotline.  

According to Indiana Conservation Officer/PIO John Salb, the Turn In a Poacher (TIP) hotline is a reward based program, similar to crime stoppers, established as an outlet for sportsmen and the general public to anonymously report wildlife and pollution crimes.   TIP pays for information that leads to an arrest of wildlife or pollution violators.     “You would think that everyone would request a reward, but we have found that many of those passing on information don’t want a reward, but instead are just happy to have an easy way to report wildlife crimes or violations that they may have witnessed or heard about.” said Salb.  He also recommends that hunters enter the TIP hotline number into their cell phone speed dial for easy access to TIP hotline operators.

 Salb encourages those with information about wildlife or pollution crimes to contact the Turn In A Poacher hotline at 800-TIP-IDNR (800-847-4367) or through the TIP website at www.tip.in.gov