If you witness or suspect a wildlife violation, report it to your local conservation agent or call the toll-free number —1-800-392-1111— which is manned 24 hours a day. You may remain anonymous, and you may ask to be considered for a reward if you wish.
If you provide information that results in an arrest and you’ve asked to be considered for a reward, your agent will refer this request to a citizen board of the Conservation Federation of Missouri. That board assigns a reward based on the severity of the violation involved. Rewards range from $50 to $1,000.
Your cell phone programmed with the toll-free number will help you take immediate action when you see violations in the field. Do not attempt to intervene yourself.
When you call, you will be asked simple questions, the answers to which will be vital to the investigation. Here are a few things to remember when you witness a suspected violation.
You may not “feel the pain” of poaching personally, but this crime can affect you in specific ways.
Each year, conservation agents spend time tracking down poachers who disregard regulations protecting wildlife. Here are some of the illegal activities that agents dealt with last year:
A person is poaching if he or she…
Reward money for both Operation Game Thief and Operation Forest Arson comes from a fund administered by a nine-member board. Tax-deductible donations to that fund can be sent to the Conservation Federation of Missouri at this address:Operation Game Thief/ Forest Arson Reward Fund