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POACHING, Unsolved cases - Can you help?

Operation Game Thief

 

Poaching is the illegal take of game or fish, trespassing, littering, theft, or destroying property.

The table below consists of a list of poaching cases that you may be able to help the Arizona Game and Fish Department solve by calling Operation Game Thief at 1-800-352-0700. Callers can remain anonymous and rewards of up to $8,000 are available for information leading to an arrest.

   

Report a violation online Become a good witness Rewards are available
     
 RECENT CASES
DATE
AREA
STATUS
-Cow Elk Poaching - Pinetop
5/9/12
Pinetop, AZ
 
-Javelina Poaching - Roll, Az
6/7/12
Roll, AZ
 
-Bull Elk Poaching - Overgaard, Az
6/11/12
Overgaard, AZ
 
-Elk Poaching - Kingman, Az
8/28/12
Kingman, AZ
 
-Mule Deer Poaching - Hualapai Mountain Range
9/19/12
Kingman, AZ
 
-Elk and Deer Poaching - Pinetop
11/5/12
Pinetop, AZ
 
-Deer Poaching - Springerville
11/21/12
Springerville, AZ
 
-Elk Poaching - Northern Arizona
12/27/12
Flagstaff, AZ
 
-Bear and Beaver Poaching - Pinetop, Az
11/13/12
Pinetop, AZ
 
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Did you know?

Poaching interferes with the ability to manage wildlife and wildlife habitat effectively, it negatively impacts the ability to enjoy the outdoors, and reduces opportunities to hunt and fish in Arizona.

In Arizona, a lottery-style process called the "Draw," allocates the limited number of big game and other limited species hunt permit-tags to applicants. The department typically receives far more applications than there are available permits. Permits available per species are determined and adjusted annually from the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation principles that include science based studies, surveys, and management goals for maintaining healthy, sustainable wildlife populations and habitats. Therefore, it is important to report poaching.

OPERATION GAME THIEF is a silent witness, anti-poaching program that encourages the public to report any suspicious activity or knowledge about a poaching violation. The toll-free hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to report wildlife violations.

 

 
Operation Game Thief: 1-800-352-0700

OPERATION GAME THIEF

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1-800-352-0700


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