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Idaho Fish and Game

conservation officer Steve Roberts looking around near Mackay October 2015 wide shot

F&G seeks public help in solving Idaho poaching cases


Over the course of the 2020 hunting season, Idaho Fish and Game has responded to separate poaching incidents where animals were shot and killed and left to waste in areas around the state. Conservation officers investigate these cases but rely on the eyes and ears of the public to help solve crimes against Idaho’s wildlife.

“The public plays a critical role in catching poachers stealing game and fish from Idaho citizens,” said Chris Wright, Idaho Fish and Game Assistant Chief of Enforcement. “Those who 'Make the Call' help us detect and solve cases that in many circumstances, we wouldn't otherwise be able to."


Rewards for information

For those who provide information leading to a poacher’s arrest or citation, Citizens Against Poaching offers the following rewards:

  • $200 for birds, fish, and general violations
  • $300 for most big game animals and wild turkey
  • $600 for trophy species such as bighorn sheep, mountain goat, grizzly, moose, and caribou. 

In special circumstances, rewards are subject to change. 

How can you help?

Anyone with information on a possible poaching incident should report it as quickly as possible by calling the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at (800) 632-5999 (available 24 hours a day), or reporting online at

Please provide as much information as possible, including descriptions of people and vehicles involved.

Recent poaching cases



Magic Valley


Upper Snake Region


If you have any information related to these cases, call the CAP hotline at (800) 632-5999 or report online at