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Turn In a Poacher or Polluter

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1-800-TIP-IDNR (800-847-4367)

Dispatchers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Protect Indiana Wildlife

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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. Indiana DNR manages wildlife for everyone. Every person can help TIP support DNR’s efforts by reporting potential violations. This will help conserve wildlife for future generations.

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 $500 reward, and you can remain anonymous.

Turn in a Polluter

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TIP supports the efforts of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the Department of Natural Resources to protect air, land, and water quality. You can help by submitting a pollution complaint to IDEM. Or you can call the TIP line, and the complaint will be passed along on your behalf.

International Association of Natural Resource Crimestoppers You Tube video


You can contribute to TIP by sending donations to:
Turn in a Poacher, Inc.
402 W. Washington St.
Room W255D
Indianapolis, IN 46204

TIP Citizens Advisory Board

  • Phil Seng, TIP president, Hoosier Outdoor Writers
  • Gene Hopkins, TIP vice president, Indiana Sportsmen’s Roundtable
  • Joe Cales, Treasurer, National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Lt. Col. Terry Hyndman, Conservation Officer, TIP coordinator
  • Brent Headland, Indiana Hunter Education Association
  • Richard Garrett, Indiana Audubon Society
  • Melinda Smith, Indiana Bowhunters Association
  • Capt. Jet Quillen, Conservation Officer, TIP coordinator
  • Perri Smith, Indiana Deer Hunters Association
  • Jay Demais, National Rifle Association
  • Geriann Albers, Division of Fish & Wildlife
  • Phillip Smith, Bartholomew County Conservation Council
  • Lt. Brent Bohbrink, TIP Coordinator

TIP Rewards

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.

TIPS received:

  • 2023 – 891
  • 2022 – 572
  • 2021 – 317
  • 2020 – 381
  • 2019 – 228
  • 2018 – 327
  • 2017 – 535
  • 2016 – 246
  • 2015 – 345
  • 2014 – 522

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