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.

7/01/2013 to 6/30/2014

  • 170  INVESTIGATIONS
  • 89  ARRESTS
  • $16,956  FINES 
  • $16,000  LIQUIDATED CIVIL DAMAGES
  • 1,395  DAYS OF JAIL  (1,391 days suspended)
  • $6,300  REWARDS PAID 

 

Program Totals to 6/30/2014

  • 10,632  INVESTIGATIONS
  • 3,635  ARRESTS
  • $701,367  FINES 
  • $536,287  LIQUIDATED CIVIL DAMAGES
  • 34,434  DAYS OF JAIL  (31,270 days suspended)
  • $151,515  REWARDS PAID

TIPs Overall Report

TIPS Year*

Investigations

Arrests

Rewards Paid ($)

2013

170

89

6,300

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

1999

386

140

5,325

1998

360

144

2,600

1997

345

135

3,375

1996

502

123

3,925

1995

368

113

2,970

1994

424

144

3,975

1993

368

114

3,775

1992

364

121

4,375

1991

364

126

2,895

1990

296

88

2,850

* TIPs year is from July 1 to June 30.  TIPs year 2013 began on July 1, 2013, and ended on June 30, 2014.

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)
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Wildlife IncorporatedWILDLIFE PROTECTION
523 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501


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