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Turn-in-Poachers (TIP)

Poaching (illegal take of game or fish), trespassing, littering, theft, destroying of property and road closure violations affect all Oregonians.
Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

Our Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) reward pays or offers preference points for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the illegal killing or taking of wildlife or illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling licenses or tags.
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 statue as a game fish.
Complete our online form below or, download a paper copyform and return to us in person, call us, e-mail, fax, or mail.

When making a report, provide as much of the following information as possible:
  • Nature of violation or activity observed or advised about
  • Location of activity (Road number, Milepost, GPS, Range, etc.)
  • Date and time of violation/activity
  • Description of any vehicle involved
  • Name and/or description of violator
When reporting a violation, advise the Trooper of your interest in requesting a cash reward or preference points.Only one will be provided. 

TIPs are anonymous.

ODFW Preference Points Rewards
5 Points-Bighorn Sheep
5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat
5 Points-Moose
5 Points-Wolf
4 Points-Elk
4 Points-Deer
4 Points-Antelope
4 Points-Bear
4 Points-Cougar
Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) Cash Rewards
$1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat & Moose 
$500 Elk, Deer & Antelope 
$300 Bear, Cougar & Wolf
$300 Habitat Destruction 
$200 Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags
$200 Unlawful Lending/Borrowing Big Game Tag(s)
$100 Game Fish & Shellfish
$100 Game Birds or Furbearers

Oregon Wildlife Coalition (OWC) Cash Rewards

$500 Hawk, Falcon, Eagle, Owl, Osprey
All other protected avian species: see category below for listed species 

$500 Cougar, Bobcat, Beaver (public lands only), Black bears, Bighorn Sheep, Marten, Fisher, Sierra Nevada Red Fox

Species listed as threatened" or endangered" under state or federal Endangered Species Act (excludes fish) 
$1,000 (e.g. wolf, wolverine, kit fox, red tree vole, Canada lynx, sea otter, Columbian white-tailed deer, California brown pelican, western snowy plover, California least tern, northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet, short-tailed albatross, streaked horned lark, yellow billed cuckoo, leatherback sea turtle, olive ridley sea turtle, Oregon spotted frog, green sea turtle, loggerhead sea turtle)


Report a Wildlife or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity 
Dial 1-800-452-7888 or
*OSP or *677 from a mobile phone

Or email:​
8:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday - Friday

In Cooperation with Oregon Hunters Association, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Oregon WIldlife Coalition.