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Turn-In-Poachers (TIP)
Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators  
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.

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