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Idaho Fish and Game

Hunters Give Poaching Fund $43,000

Hunters contributed more than $43,000 to help stop poaching in Idaho when they applied for controlled hunts in May. Hunters applying for controlled hunts are given the option of donating $1 of their application fee to Citizens Against Poaching (CAP). From the 92,670 who applied for hunts in May, $43,232 was raised for CAP. Of those who applied through the Point of Sale Machine (POSM) system, 43 percent donated. About 70 percent who used the telephone and Internet system through Bass Pro Shops donated to CAP. CAP uses the money primarily for rewards to citizens who report violations that result in a citation being issued. Citizens can remain anonymous, even when they collect a reward from CAP. A volunteer board of directors made up of private citizens governs CAP.