Report A Poacher

Report suspicious or illegal hunting and fishing activity, dangerous wildlife encounters and serious public lands abuse by phone or online.

If the incident is happening right now, please call the Report A Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800.

Overview

You can play a role in protecting fish and wildlife resources and our natural surroundings by observing the activity around you.

When you report an incident:

  • you could be eligible for a reward for providing information on violations of Alberta’s fish or wildlife laws
  • you don’t have to provide your personal information
  • any personal information you provide is kept confidential

You can remain anonymous. However, investigations are often more successful if you provide your contact information so that an officer can follow up with you for more details.

After you make a report, our Fish and Wildlife officers will then investigate it.

The Alberta Conservation Association funds the reward payments.

View related regulations:

What to report

Our Fish and Wildlife officers want to know about these kinds of incidents:

  • suspicious hunting or fishing activity
  • wildlife emergencies (eg, a bear encounter)
    • for a problem with an animal that's not an emergency, call your nearest Fish and Wildlife office during regular business hours
  • serious public land abuses
    • driving a vehicle in the bed or shore of a natural water body
    • driving up and down a stream
    • not using a nearby established crossing, bridge or ford to cross a natural water body
    • creating tire ruts
    • creating new vehicle trails in an area that already has existing trails
    • taking their vehicle off trail in sensitive high alpine areas
    • blocking existing trails
    • clearing a new trail to access another area
    • clearing trees and other plants to create a camping spot
    • building or inhabiting an unauthorized structure on public lands
    • leaving large amounts of litter
    • abandoning vehicles
    • entering closed areas

Report A Poacher phone line

1-800-642-3800
24/7

Report A Poacher online

All fields are required unless otherwise indicated.

Incident details
Suspect details
Personal contact information
Upload photos

Collection notice

The information submitted through this website is collected in accordance with sections 33 (b) and (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protections of Privacy Act. The information may be used for, but not limited to, investigating and prosecuting potential or alleged fisheries and wildlife crime and public lands offences and/or responding to dangerous wildlife incidents.

Should you have any questions regarding the collection, use and disclosure of this information, please contact the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch at JSG.PS-RAPInformation@gov.ab.ca.