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


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 can be 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 (for example, 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

The new 310-LAND number makes it easier for Albertans to report parks and public land violations and public safety incidents 24/7 including:

  • enforcement/safety calls in Provincial Parks and public land
  • damage to public land
  • wheels in water
  • serious noise complaints
  • general land-related inquiries
  • information requests

Report A Poacher phone line

Toll free: 1-800-642-3800  (24 hours a day 7 days a week)

Report A Poacher online

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The information submitted through this website is collected in accordance with sections 33 (b) and (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) 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, contact the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch at [email protected].

Questions about the FOIP Act may be directed to the Information Access and Privacy office at 780-427-5848.

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