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Fight poaching on controlled hunt applications

From the Idaho Department of Fish and Game

-- Hunters applying for a controlled hunt in Idaho might consider helping the fight against poaching, and it won't cost them an extra dime.

The major source of revenue for the Citizens Against Poaching program is a check-off on controlled hunt applications. Check the Yes box, and $1 of the $6.25 application fee goes to the program.

Citizens Against Poaching was established in December 1980 by concerned hunters under the guidance of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. CAP is a nonprofit corporation, and hunters from around the state serve as the seven regional directors, president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.

The CAP corporation and Fish and Game share responsibility for the program.

The department receives and records reports of violations through a toll free telephone number or online, routes the information to conservation officers for investigation, and arranges for reward payments. The program pays a reward for information that results in a citation or a warrant;  a conviction is not necessary. The person reporting the information may remain anonymous if they wish.

Rewards are $100 for birds, fish and general violations; $250 for most big game animals; $500 for trophy species such as sheep, goat, grizzly, moose and caribou. In special circumstances, with CAP board approval, these amounts can be higher.

In addition to the check-off, other funding sources include donations from concerned individuals and court ordered reimbursements.

To report wildlife violations in Idaho, call the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at(800)632-5999 or report violations online at

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