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Posted by Phil Lilley on October 11th, 2011
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.
Program 1-800-392-1111 into your cell phone—so you can act fast!
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.
Poaching hurts all Missourians
You may not “feel the pain” of poaching personally, but this crime can affect you in specific ways.
How can you tell if someone is poaching?
A person “spotlighting” and shooting deer from a vehicle is poaching. He’s gaining an unfair advantage over his quarry—and over other hunters. The term “poaching” covers all wildlife violations.
A person is poaching if he or she…
Help build our reward fund
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
C/O Conservation Federation of Missouri
728 West Main St.
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
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