Turn in a poacher! Help us stop thieves from stealing your wildlife.


You may also make a report online.

Who provides the best information to Utah's wildlife officers? It's you, the ethical hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers. Your tips and eyewitness accounts are invaluable in protecting wildlife and punishing poachers.

Do not attempt to stop a wildlife violation yourself. Be safe and be a good witness. You can call anonymously — or work with officers as a confidential informant — but the sooner you contact us, the faster we can respond, gather evidence and catch the poacher.

When should you call?

Call us immediately if you:

  • See a wildlife crime in progress. You witness someone shooting an animal out of season or harvesting more than the limit allows.
  • Notice suspicious activity. You find a headless carcass while on a hike or see someone transporting dead wildlife out of season.
  • Talk to an admitted poacher. You know someone who brags about poaching activities or shows you the animals they’ve poached.
How can you reach us?

Here are the fastest ways to report a wildlife crime:

Call 1-800-662-3337

This is the Utah Turn-in-a-Poacher hotline. It’s staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Hotline operators will ask you detailed questions about what you saw.

Report online

These reports go to the same team that staffs our hotline. Be ready to provide details: GPS coordinates, vehicle descriptions, license plate numbers and other relevant information.

Why should you care?

Poachers are thieves. They steal resources and opportunities that you pay to enjoy. And in many instances, poachers waste wildlife, removing heads or claws and then leaving the rest of the animal to rot.

If you’re an ethical hunter or angler, you care about wildlife and don’t want to see it stolen or wasted. In recent years, dozens of high-profile poaching cases have been cracked with the help of sportsmen who called our hotline. Some of them even earned rewards for their assistance. Do your part to protect Utah’s wildlife by reporting poachers immediately.