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ISP now answering poaching hotline
February 13, 2017
By Mike Demick
IDFG Conservation Information Supervisor

Due to changes in a contractor used for Idaho’s Citizens Against Poaching hotline, callers should not be alarmed when Idaho State Police answers the phone.

On January 31 Idaho State Police (ISP) began fielding calls made to the hotline from people reporting suspected fish and wildlife crimes. The information is quickly forwarded to Fish and Game enforcement officers for investigation.

Callers to the hotline (1-800-632-5999) can report wildlife law violations anonymously, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Cash rewards are available to callers who provide information leading to the citation of suspected wildlife law violators. Reports can also be made online at

“The poaching hotline number is only for reporting fish and wildlife crimes,” said Chris Wright, Fish and Game assistant enforcement bureau chief. “For general questions and non-violation calls, we ask the public to call their nearest Fish and Game regional office.”

Citizens Against Poaching is a private organization funded by citizens established to promote the ethical use of wildlife resources.
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