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How to Report a Violation

Complaints may be given to our operators by reporting online or calling the toll-free Report All Poaching number
1-800-292-7800. This reporting form is for Michigan complaints only.

There may be a significant delay between when your complaint is submitted and when it is received. In urgent cases, please call the RAP Hotline at 1-800-292-7800

When reporting a poaching violation, the more information you can furnish the more successful an investigation may be.

You should be prepared to furnish as full a description as possible on the following:

  • What was the violation?
  • When and where did it occur?
  • What weapons or equipment were used?
  • What vehicles or crafts were used (registration numbers are important)?
  • How many people were involved?
  • Describe the people, including their physical description and clothing.
  • What evidence is still at the scene?
  • Did the violator(s) take evidence of the crime with them?
  • Which way or where did they go and how?
  • When making a complaint, you may remain anonymous.
Number of Calls Complaints Generated
2006 30,484 7,437
2005 26,768 7,322
2004 30,773 6,326
2003 32,454 6,658
2002 28,586 6,082
2001 28,372 6,115
2000 21,232 5,652
1999 20,616 4,352
1998 21,402 3,982
1997 24,651 3,898
1996 21,777 4,681
1995 22,851 4,517
1994 21,319 4,352
1993 16,000 4,382

' The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division is a member of the International Association of Natural Resources Crimestoppers. We and the other member states and provinces recognize the harm done to our natural resources by incidents of poaching of fish, game and endangered species, wherever they occur. If you have information regarding poaching in any state or Canadian province you may report it to us and we will forward it to the appropriate agency.'