Turn poachers in, get cash reward


Poachers are thieves. They steal from our natural resources, which means they steal from all of us. If you see someone poaching turn them in. You can even get a cash reward through programs in both Carolinas.


About the NC WILDTIP Reward Program

After the N.C. legislature’s inception of the Wildlife Poacher Reward Fund Rule, the NCWRC established the NC WILDTIP (Turn-In-Poachers) program as a silent witness, anti-poaching program that encourages the public to report any suspicious activity or knowledge about poaching violations.

The multi-optioned NC WILDTIP reporting system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The TIP Program pays rewards to persons who provide information that result in the arrest and conviction of persons who have committed certain wildlife offenses.

Rewards range from $100 to $1000 depending on the severity of the crime and the fines assessed by the court. Click here to see a complete list of eligible violations.

All tips will remain anonymous, however, to be eligible for the reward your name and contact information must be provided to NCWRC.

The following individuals are not eligible to receive reward money:

  • Any current Wildlife Resources Commission employee or members of his or her immediate family;
  • Any current Wildlife Resources Commissioner;
  • Any sworn law enforcement officer;
  • The perpetrator of the crime for which the information has been given and any accomplice or accessory to that crime; and
  • Any individual who refuses to provide the Commission with his or her name and contact information.

South Carolina has a similar program

Operation Game Thief

Report Poaching 1-800-922-5431

Submit a Tip

SCDNR Tips is an anonymous tip line designed to allow the public to report non-emergency criminal activity directly to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. You may submit a tip in several ways- by using your mobile phone to text tips to keyword SCDNR along with your tip to 847411(tip411), by sharing information through our integrated web form, or by downloading our free smartphone app from iTunes or Google Play.

When submitting a tip

Be prepared to give the fullest possible account of the incident including the name, address, age and description of the suspect, vehicle description, direction of travel, license number, type of violation and when and where it occurred. You do not have to give your name.

Don’t want to be a tattletale? Then you’re part of the problem. Poachers steal from honest sportsmen. They don’t deserve any help from you. They deserve to be turned in and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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