Today is Wednesday, October 22, 2014rss RSS feed

Turn In Poachers Program Offers Reward In Moose Case

South Dakota Fish, Game & Parks

South Dakota Fish, Game & Parks

PIERRE, S.D. – -(AmmoLand.com)-The Turn In Poacher’s program, a cooperative effort between Wildlife Protection Inc. and South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department, is offering a $1,000 reward for the identification and arrest of the person or people responsible for the death of a moose near Deerfield Reservoir, SD on or about Oct. 1.

Additionally, the TIPs Board of Directors has agreed to accept and administer any additional donations from member of the general public who would like to add to the reward. According to TIPs Board President Bob Schuurmans, individuals and organizations have already contacted TIPs and offered several hundred dollars in donations to supplement anything the TIPs board would authorize.

Those wishing to contribute to the reward may do so by earmarking the donation as “Moose TIPs Reward” and sending it to the Turn In Poachers office at 412 W. Missouri, Pierre, SD, 57501. If you would like more information about making a donation, please call Charlie Wharton at 605-773-5906.

Anyone with information on the bull moose case is urged to call a local state Game, Fish, and Parks conservation officer, a local law enforcement agency, or the TIPs line at 1-888-OVERBAG (1-888-683-7224). Tips may also be submitted online through the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Web site: https://www.sdgfp.info/Wildlife/TIPS/AnonRepo.htm

Those providing information through TIPs may remain anonymous.

According to Conservation Officer Blair Waite, elk hunters found the moose dead from gunshot wounds on Friday, Oct. 2 in southwestern Lawrence County. While moose are not native to South Dakota, the animal had recently become a welcome visitor to the Black Hills.

The Turn In Poachers Hotline was started in an effort to reduce the number of wildlife crimes in the state. The TIPs program, which began in 1984 after two elk were poached in the Black Hills, serves as a single contact point for anyone with information about hunting and fishing violations in the state.

The program not only offers rewards for information on those cases, it also provides an opportunity for tipsters to remain anonymous. Hundreds of arrests are made and thousands of dollars are rewarded each year through use of the network. According to Schuurmans, this could be the most important call you ever make.

  • Leave a Comment

    • Sign up Ammoland for your Inbox

      Daily Digest

      Monthly Newsletter

    • Recent Comments

      • scott: Glad to see others carrying the flag and moving it forward, in lieu of a court decision.
      • RDNK: I don’t think the little black muslim boy has been blamed for nothing in 6 years. At least they’ve...
      • tenringrob: Leave the body there. The wolves will clean it up. FBI gets its job done for it, wolves get a free meal....
      • Robert Fowler: Practice the 3 S’s. Shoot, shovel and shut up.
      • james: Just don’t wear them when you pass a TSA checkpoint.
    • Social Activity

    • Most Popular Posts

      • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    Copyright 2014 AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News | Sitemap | Μολὼν λαβέ

    Win a Russian Sniper Rifle From AimSurplus.com

    Subscribe and receive our emails , the drawing will be November 20 , 2014 maybe you will be the lucky shooter receiving a Russian 1891/30 PU 7.62x54R Mosin Nagant Sniper Rifle and a can of Ammunition. For more information visit the AimSurplus Sniper Rifle Promotion Page.
    Monthly email subscription from Ammoland
    14302104
    14909408