The board of the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks TIP-MONT Program awarded 25 callers a total of $15,500 in 2003, including $9,300 that recently went to 15 callers to the 1-800 TIP-MONT hotline.
Over 1,300 citizens in 2003 reported violations including over-bag limits, waste of game, residency violations, and the loan or transfer of tags.
The board awarded a total of $13,600 in 2002 to 29 individuals who helped in solving wildlife and outdoor crimes.
“We want to remind people that they can report all types of outdoor violations to TIP-MONT, including those that occur on Forest Service lands and Montana State Parks,” Lewis said.
Callers may report crimes involving the state’s fish, wildlife, State Parks and U.S. Forest Service lands and facilities to 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
To help keep the TIP-MONT crime reporting lines open, please contact the nearest FWP regional office for all other fish, wildlife and State Parks questions.