Turn In Poachers(TIP), Inc. is a private Minnesota 501(C)(3) non-profit organization of conservationists, concerned about poaching problems and encourage the public to report natural resource violations .
Since its inception in 1981, this program has been a deterrent to the senseless waste of wildlife and is extremely beneficial to the DNR Enforcement Division.
Turn In Poachers(TIP), Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to curbing the illegal taking of Minnesota's wildlife and natural resources.
TIP furnishes rewards to callers providing information about wildlife violations which lead to an arrest. Rewards range from up to $100 for fish, small game and non-game species violations. The reward for big game and endangered species violations are up to $250. For flagrant or commercial violations, the reward is up to $1,000. Callers may remain anonymous.
TIP also educates the public about the effect of poaching on Minnesota's game and fish through:
• The TIP Wall of Shame - at sportshows and other events.
• Educational activity books for young conservationists.
• Brochures, billboards, license envelopes, and newsletters.
Statewide toll-free: 1-800-652-9093
24 hours a day, 365 days a year or dial #TIP from your cell phone.
Tips are received through a 24-hour phone line which is answered at the
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources–Enforcement Division Monday through Friday and the Minnesota State Patrol–Dispatchers, nights and weekends.
PROTECTING ALL OF MINNESOTA'S WILDLIFE RESOURCES
These 13 whitetail bucks were taken by one man, illegally, over a series of years . He was using the "Lending/Borrowing" method. In Minnesota, party hunting is legal, but two or more individuals must be hunting together. This hunter used other's tags who were not afield, or even hunters, to take them. Basically, party hunting without a party. These animals are on display in the Turn In Poachers "Wall of Shame" #4 display.
The photo above is "Wall of Shame" #3. It is a smaller display used at shows and events where we have limited space. We also vary the animals displayed to change it occasionally.
To reserve a "Wall of Shame", contact your local Conservation Officer, following this link:
"MN Conservation Officer Locator"