Hunters and anglers, hikers, bikers, leaf color watchers, photographers and others are heading outdoors to enjoy our beautiful state. Citizen's Against Poaching reminds all Idaho outdoor users that poachers may use these activities for their opportunity to steal your wildlife. CAP encourages outdoor users to be watchful during their times out and to report unusual and obvious activities that could be a violation of Idaho Fish and Game hunting and fishing rules.
To report violations call the 24-hour, seven-days-a-week telephone number at 1-800-632-5999, or report online at https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/feedback/getForm.cfm?getForm=3. Every report is held in confidence. A monetary reward is available to those whose report results in charges filed by Fish and Game conservation officers.
Citizens Against Poaching is an Idaho sportsman initiative founded in 1981 as a nonprofit corporation administered by volunteer board members from throughout the state. Its mission is to protect and preserve the wildlife resources of Idaho by increased detection and apprehension of wildlife thieves.
The CAP program includes the violation reporting telephone system, a fund for payment of rewards and public education and information to reduce wildlife violations.
"Poachers steal wildlife from all Idahoans, not just hunters. They paint ethical hunters in a bad light," said Dexter Pitman, chairman of CAP. "We encourage all people using Idaho's outdoors for their recreation to be aware and report wildlife law violators. The best arrests of flagrant poachers come when responsible members of the public come forward with information."
For more information about CAP visit the website above or contact Dexter Pitman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-237-3527.