Turn In a Poacher or Polluter
Call (800) 847-4367 for immediate response. Dispatchers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. File a complaint online.
International Association of Natural Resource Crimestoppers
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From TIP board president Joe Cales
Photo: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cales
"TIP provides an opportunity for Indiana Citizens to have an active part in the protection of our Natural Resources and be the eyes and the ears for our Indiana Conservation Officers, so that our future generations may have the opportunity to enjoy our natural resources as well."
Protect Indiana wildlife
Turn in a Poacher, Inc. (TIP) is a non-profit conservation organization that protects our fish and wildlife resources by increasing public support and involvement in bringing violators to justice.
A poacher is a thief who illegally steals wildlife that belongs to each Indiana citizen. Poachers rob licensed, ethical hunters and fishermen from recreational opportunities they bought through license fees.
Call TIP if you see, hear or learn about a poacher or another fish and wildlife violation. If your “TIP” leads to an arrest, you may receive as much as a $200 reward, and you can remain anonymous.
Indiana conservation officers and ethical sportsmen work as a team to stop poaching!
Turn in a Poacher, Inc.
402 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
TIP Citizens Advisory Board
- Joe Cales
- Lt. William Browne
Conservation Officer TIP coordinator
- Bud Denneman
National Wild Turkey Federation
- Allan Fish
Indy Fly Casters
- Bob Gerdenich
- Harold Gregory
Whiteriver Bowhunters Club
- Gene Hopkins
Sportsmen's Round Table
- Bob Rippe
Indiana Sportsmen’s roundtable
- Phil Seng
D.J. Case & Associates
- Perri Smith
Indiana Deer Hunters Association
- Brent Wheat
Hoosier Outdoor Writers
- Jamie Smyth
DNR Fish and Wildlife Div.
Conservation officers depend on your help to apprehend poachers who illegally take deer, turkey, small game and endangered species. Together, we can be the eyes and ears that make a difference for the fish and wildlife resources of Indiana.
Listed below are the TIPS received and rewards paid by year.
- 2013 - 459 TIPS received and $4,500 rewards paid
- 2012 - 474 TIPS received and $3,200 rewards paid
- 2011 - 455 TIPS received and $5,400 rewards paid
Turn In a Polluter
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) works with the Department of Natural Resources and the public to protect air, land and water quality. Submit a pollution complaint to IDEM.