If you have witnessed activity you suspect violates the law, immediately note as many details as possible. The more information you provide, the faster a violator can be caught and prosecuted. Callers anywhere in Pennsylvania now may report by dialing
1-833-PGC-HUNT (1-833-742-4868) or 1-833-PGC-WILD (1-833-742-9453)
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Have you witnessed a wildlife crime involving deer, turkey, bear or elk, or a species that is protected, endangered or threatened?
Call Operation Game Thief’s toll-free hotline – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year – to report wildlife violations, or fill out an Operation Game Thief Reporting Form online.
Calls phoned in to Operation Game Thief at 1-888-PGC-8001 always are answered by a secure recording device. Although it is beneficial to provide your contact information in case officers have follow-up questions, callers may remain confidential. However, some tips that lead to convictions might qualify for monetary rewards, and callers must provide contact information in order to claim them.
Wildlife crimes affect us all. Be a conservation hero, report wildlife crimes involving big game, or threatened, endangered or protected species to Operation Game Thief. Other violations should be reported to the region office serving that county.
The Game Commission joined the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact in 2011, which is an agreement that authorizes states to recognize the suspension of hunting and furtaking privileges in member states.