Friday, March 07, 2014
Montana's TIP-MONT "crimestopper" program is at work year round because wildlife crimes and vandalism occur year round.
It's a good idea to keep the TIP-MONT number handy—1-800-TIP-MONT, or 1-800-847-6668.
The TIP-MONT program rewards callers who report natural resource crimes, hunting and fishing violations, or vandalism in a Montana State Park or on other public lands.
The caller may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information they provide leads to a conviction for violations that may include: poaching, hunting or fishing out of season, trespassing, exceeding bag limits, nonresident purchasing resident licenses, vehicles in non-motorized areas, littering, and theft or destruction of natural resources.
To report violations or suspected violations, call 1-800-TIP-MONT, or go to the FWP website's online report form. For more information, visit FWP at fwp.mt.gov and look forTIP-MONT on the Enforcement page.