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Turn-In-Poachers (TIP)
 
 Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators  
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Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.
 
The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds. 
 
TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish. 
 
In addition, a reward may be issued for information that results in an arrest/conviction of a person who has illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags.  People who “work” the system and falsely apply for resident licenses and/or tags are not legally hunting and/or angling and are considered poachers.
 
Increasing damage to wildlife habitat by off-road vehicles prompted the Oregon Hunters
Association (OHA) in 2009 to create the Natural Resources Reward Program that offers a $300 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone causing natural resources damage by the illegal use of motorized vehicles and is similar to its highly successful TIP program.
  • $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose 
  • $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
  • $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
  • $300 Habitat Destruction 
  • $100 Game Fish and Shellfish
  • $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl
  • $100 Furbearers 

 

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:

 
TIP Hotline:  1-800-452-7888  (24/7)
TIP E-Mail:   TIP@state.or.us   (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)
 
(Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)
 
Download and complete our Violation / Suspicious Activity Report Form and provide the information to us in person or via phone, e-mail, fax, or mail
(click here to access form).
 
*  When reporting a violation, advise the trooper of your interest in requesting the reward.
*  TIPs can also remain anonymous.