December 19, 2013
Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.
Sergeant Todd Hoodenpyl from the Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division worked together with Tillamook-area radio station KTIL 95.9FM / AM1590 to develop a 60-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) encouraging the use of the Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) line to report wildlife and habitat law violations. The MP3 file recording of the PSA is provided in this link and may be used by other radio stations:
The TIP program, developed in partnership with the Oregon Hunters Association, Leupold & Stevens, Inc., and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, provides rewards 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, big horn sheep, mountain goat, moose, 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.
More information about the Turn-In-Poachers reward program is available on our website at:
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