tips program report

Since its beginning in 1984, the TIPs effort has increased the public's awareness of poaching problems in South Dakota, actively investigated poaching violations, protected the state's wildlife for future generations and served as a deterrent to poaching.

TIPs SUMMARY- July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013

  • 212 INVESTIGATIONS
  • 103 ARRESTS

DISPOSITIONS:

  • $19,143 fines
  • $7,300 civil penalties
  • 605 days of jail (605 suspended)
  • $9,000 REWARDS PAID

PROGRAM TOTALS 1984 - June 30, 2013

  • 10,462 INVESTIGATIONS
  • 3,546 ARRESTS

DISPOSITIONS:

  • $684,411 fines
  • $520,287 civil penalties
  • 33,039 days of jail (29,879 suspended)
  • $145,215 REWARDS PAID

TIPs Overall Report

TIPs Year*
# Investigations
# Arrests
Rewards Paid
2012
212
103
$9,000
2011
309
74
$3,950
2010
394
146
$8,725
2009
379
83
$5,525
2008
481
170
$6,545
2007
550
169
$8,130
2006
498
151
$6,900
2005
397
134
$5,585
2004
522
178
$5,700
2003
518
211
$8,500
2002
407
131
$4,850
2001
413
148
$6,700
2000
428
129
$7,750

NEWS

Investigation Yields Over $235,000 In Penalties
Dewey County Poachers Caught
Bighorn Sheep Poached

Deer and Antelope Poached

Save the TIPs Toll-FREE phone number in your phone so that the next time you witness a violation, you can easily, and anonymously, report the tip.
1-888-OVERBAG(683-7224)
Submit Violation Online >

Wildlife IncorporatedWILDLIFE PROTECTION
523 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501


TIPs Trailer
TIPs Trailer - look for this trailer at outdoor shows across the state!