International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc.

International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc.

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👀 Find out what KDWP Law Enforcement has in store for this amazing grant thanks to International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc.
The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife is seeking information related to a recent poaching case in Middlesex County.

On September 4, 2020 Central Region Conservation Police Officer Salvatore Garofalo and Lieutenant Bryan Mascio responded to a report of a dead whitetail buck found by a homeowner in a yard off Richards Street in Edison.

Upon arrival, the officers found evidence that the exceptionally large buck had been shot. The officers believe the animal was wounded sometime during the night of Thursday, September 3 into September 4, before travelling an unknown distance to die in the yard.

“Crimes against wildlife are not a common occurrence but when they are committed, they usually occur out of the view of sportsmen and women and the public,” said Bureau of Law Enforcement Chief Jonathan Cianciulli. “When Conservation Police Officers investigate these crimes, physical evidence from the scene and tips from the public are equally important to solving the case. If you have any information relative to this case, we encourage you to contact the Bureau of Law Enforcement immediately.”

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact the Bureau of Law Enforcement Central Region Office at 609-259-2120 or the Operation Game Thief Hotline at 855-OGT-TIPS. Anyone reporting a tip to the OGT hotline can remain anonymous. Individuals submitting information leading to a conviction can be eligible for a monetary reward of up to $500 through the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs OGT Fund. International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc. has pledged an additional $500 reward for information leading to conviction in this case.

International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc.: www.wildlifecrimestoppers.org/

What do all of these images have in common? The animals shown were all killed by poachers, who were caught and convicted. The International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc. is a non-profit organization of former and current game wardens across North America who help preserve and protect wildlife. Thanks to support from the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Fund and our customers, these wildlife officers are able to continue protecting wildlife, and educating the public on the importance of conservation, and the difference between legal and illegal hunting. We thank you, our customers, for helping to ensure wildlife can be appreciated for generations to come.
What do all of these images have in common? The animals shown were all killed by poachers, who were caught and convicted. The International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc. is a non-profit organization of former and current game wardens across North America who help preserve and protect wildlife. Thanks to support from the Cabela's Outdoor Fund and our customers, these wildlife officers are able to continue protecting wildlife, and educating the public on the importance of conservation, and the difference between legal and illegal hunting. We thank you, our customers, for helping to ensure wildlife can be appreciated for generations to come.
The Thin Green Line.
Get a group of your friends together and sign up for the Sporting Clay Shoot Saturday, July 13 at the Capitol City Gun Club. Money raised at this event goes to the International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc., a non-profit that helps to fund our efforts to stop poaching! We talk about the non-profit and this fundraiser in this week's Nevada Wild podcast. Keep an eye on our page, because we'll be posting the podcast later today!

International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc. is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to redu Be responsible. Report poaching. You can make a difference.

Wildlife enforcement officers across the United States and Canada need all the eyes and ears they can get to assist in the intervention of the ever increasing, money driven, exploitation of wildlife resources. People who love wildlife and the out-doors, including responsible sportsmen who hunt and fish, are conservationists with respect for wildlife and for other sportsmen. encourages all citizens

Photos from Maine Operation Game Thief's post 10/08/2022

So proud IWC is a part of this effort!

MDIFW Wildlife Management Districts (WMDs) 09/27/2022

MDIFW Wildlife Management Districts (WMDs)

Great information and reminders from our partners at Maine Operation Game Thief! With all regions and hunting seasons make sure you are an ethical and responsible hunter.

MDIFW Wildlife Management Districts (WMDs) Maine is divided into 29 Wildlife Management Districts (WMDs).

09/17/2022

Thank you for your loyal service Ohio DNR K9 Tommy. RIP.

07/05/2022

Thank you Dirt Church Brewing Co. for your support of the IWC 2022 Conference!!

07/03/2022

Nation wide boater safety!

07/01/2022

We are officially hiring for South Carolina Department of Natural Resources law enforcement officers. Come see what we are all about https://www.dnr.sc.gov/law/lerecruitment.html and apply today https://careers.sc.gov

06/29/2022

Long time IWC administrator Candy Rains Henderson receiving an award for all of her hard work she did for IWC though the years as she passes the touch to a new administrator.

06/28/2022

2022 IWC conference has just kicked off in Burke Vermont! 

06/10/2022

IWC sends sincere condolences to the family of Sr Investigator Kyle Patterson and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Senior Investigator Kyle Patterson. We ask everyone for support and prayers for the family, friends and all of our FWC officers and staff during this time.

Find out more about Senior Investigator Patterson: https://bit.ly/3tt0W4s

Photos from Pennsylvania Game Commission-Southcentral Region's post 06/05/2022

So important!!!

05/24/2022

Great Work!!

CHECK IT OUT: Maine Game Warden Jake Voter and Game Warden K-9 Koda rescued their second missing person of the weekend early Monday morning. (📷: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife)

STORY: https://bit.ly/3PBHlZm

Photos from Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division's post 05/20/2022

Wall of Honor

05/18/2022

Some gave all!

05/03/2022

On 4/30/2022, Cpl. Ben Payne was notified of an alligator that had been shot near the Lock and Dam Park entrance in Richmond County. Cpl. Payne was told that some subjects were attempting to load a large alligator into a truck. At the time of the call Cpl. Payne was responding to a hunting without permission complaint more than fifty miles away so a Richmond County asked a deputy to respond to the scene until he could get there. When Cpl. Payne arrived on scene, only one suspect was still present. Cpl. Payne was able to gather enough info to charge two subjects with hunting alligator out of season. You might notice that in their haste to load the 10'8" gator, the poachers also busted out the back glass of their truck.

04/20/2022

It’s Turkey season!!!

Region 3 officer, PFC Pierson with assistance from PFC Cameron Baker received a tip through our Operation Game Thief for a possible trespassing to hunt in Barnwell County. PFC Pierson went to the location to investigate and meet with the complainant. Upon initial investigation a hunting blind was located over a baited area. The complainant requested surveillance and a camera was set up on the complainant’s property. During the investigation, the area was rebaited by an individual. Upon patrolling the area 2 individuals were caught hunting the baited location. The individuals were adamant this was their first-time turkey hunting the baited location. PFC Pierson made the following initial charges pending court; hunting turkeys over a baited area, hunting without tags in possession. In addition, several warnings were issued.

After seizing evidence for court, the surveillance camera was taken down off the complainant’s property. After reviewing the photos, PFC Pierson was able to determine that one of the individuals had lied about never hunting the property. PFC Pierson made contact again with the individual who continued to lie about never hunting the property. After being confronted with the photographic evidence the individual confessed to killing 2 turkeys the prior morning and one of the two being a hen turkey. Additional charges that are pending court were made and include; untagged turkeys, failure to report wild harvest, over the daily limit of wild turkey, and illegal harvest of a hen turkey. The turkey meat and all hunting equipment was seized for evidence.

Report Poaching and other game violations by contacting our Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-800-922-543. You always have the option to remain anonymous.

04/04/2022

Great news!
First, the new starting salary for Game Wardens is $46,236, a $5,000 increase!!

Second, we have modified our training program for certified Georgia peace officers! They will not have to repeat Basic Mandate to move to an exciting career as a Georgia Game Warden!!

If you currently hold a valid POST peace officer certification in Georgia, AND YOU MEET OUR MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT, you will only attend the Advanced Game Warden Academy and bypass the 11-week POST curriculum.

Sworn officers, once hired, will go directly into field training while the non-POST cadets complete their certification. Once the non-POST cadets earn their certification, both groups will complete the 14-week Advanced Game Warden Academy together.
This is a great opportunity for current peace officers to transition into their dream job without having to go through Basic Mandate again.

The deadline for applications for the next Advanced Game Warden Academy for both POST and non-POST applicants is May 31st.

Visit www.gadnrle.org/careers-le or call the GA DNR Law Enforcement Training Unit at (478) 993-4540 for more information and to apply today!!

03/31/2022

---DNA used to tie poacher to crime--
On the afternoon of November 9th, 201 Sgt Greg Wade received an anonymous complaint about a large buck being taken by a subject in Brooks County. The complainant told Sgt Wade they didn’t believe the subject was licensed and that the deer was possibly shot without permission. After checking his license status through the Dept. licensing database, Sgt. Wade determined the hunter was in fact unlicensed. Because of the size of the buck, Sgt Wade rightfully assumed it would be at a taxidermist and after checking around, he was able to locate it.

Sgt. Wade went to the area where the subject had supposedly shot the deer, deployed K9 Cuff and began checking the roadway for spent shell casings or blood. After clearing approximately 1 mile of roadway, an area was found where a vehicle had driven through the ditch and into a stand of pine trees. K9 Cuff was giving the command to search the area for wildlife and he quickly located a small pool of blood 90 yards off the roadway. After taking samples of the blood, Sgt Wade drove to the taxidermist where the deer was seized, since the hunter was unlicensed.

The following day, Sgt Wade took a sample of the hide and the blood and sent it to Florida FWC’s lab for DNA analysis, and the lab confirmed that the samples were a match.

Cpl. Eric White secured warrants on the suspect and on March 30th, 2022 he was arrested, interviewed and charged for hunting without a license, hunting without big game license, hunting from a public road, hunting from a motor vehicle and hunting without permission an possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Photos from National Park Warden Association/Association de Garde de Parc National's post 03/09/2022

Congratulations!

02/21/2022

Interested in applying to become a Wisconsin conservation warden? Your time is now.

The application period only opens once a year – start your application today and get in on this rewarding career to work to protect Wisconsin's people and natural resources. Applications are open through March 6.

Learn more and apply at https://wisc.jobs/Pages/Agency/DNR.aspx?unit=37000, search for Job ID: 4757.

SCDNR launches new program to educate about consequences of poaching 02/10/2022

SCDNR launches new program to educate about consequences of poaching

IWC is proud to help SCDNR with the purchase of their first Operation Game Thief trailer.

https://wpde.com/news/local/scdnr-launches-new-program-to-educate-about-consequences-of-poaching

SCDNR launches new program to educate about consequences of poaching The South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources is fighting back against people threatening the state's natural resources. In 2020, the agency got a $10,000 grant for their first trailer for their operation game thief program. The trailer is covered in pictures of types of violations they want to put....

02/08/2022

We need your help to find those responsible for shooting a bald eagle discovered in southeast Cedar Rapids on Jan. 9.

Anyone with information is urged to call or email DNR Conservation Officer Travis Graves at 319-350-2863 or [email protected], or call the Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-532-2020 or iowadnr.gov/TIP. Callers may remain anonymous.

Additional information on this case: https://bit.ly/34HMZWI

02/04/2022

Applications are now open for the Inaugural Elk Hunt Lottery!

Virginia DWR is offering a chance to harvest a massive bull elk scoring as high as 350+ inches and weighing up to 900 pounds!

Learn more and apply here: https://dwr.virginia.gov/wildlife/elk/hunting/elk-lottery/

01/19/2022

PA is Hiring!!!

St. Maries man sentenced to months in jail, thousands in fines and decade-long hunting ban for poaching convictions 01/05/2022

St. Maries man sentenced to months in jail, thousands in fines and decade-long hunting ban for poaching convictions

https://idfg.idaho.gov/press/st-maries-man-sentenced-months-jail-thousands-fines-and-decade-long-hunting-ban-poaching

St. Maries man sentenced to months in jail, thousands in fines and decade-long hunting ban for poaching convictions Paul D. Coward, of St. Maries was sentenced in December in the First District Court in Shoshone County for various wildlife-related crimes to months in jail, thousands in fines and a 10-year hunting revocation. Early in 2021, Coward was charged with numerous misdemeanor and felony violations stemmin...

01/05/2022

Our own Lee Ellis!

12/23/2021

IWC wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 🎄🎄🎄

Photos from NH Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division and Operation Game Thief's post 12/22/2021

Photos from NH Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division and Operation Game Thief's post

Photos from Rural County Deputy's post 12/20/2021

Photos from Rural County Deputy's post

Photos from Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's post 12/19/2021

Photos from Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's post

12/12/2021

Deer-Elk-Cougar Bow-Muzzleloader?

WDFW Officer Ariss noticed a vehicle parked near a gate to timber property which is commonly used by hunters. The GMU was open for muzzleloader deer only. It was at the end of legal hunting hours, so she waited for the occupants to return. After waiting a short time, she opted to search for them in the waning light. Officer Ariss found them walking out a short time later and saw they had been successful in their hunt.

However the problem was that the two hunters were found packing out a bull elk, not deer, which is a closed unit. The two are known offenders and currently have big game cases pending from previous transgressions. The primary suspect first claimed he had shot the bull with archery equipment before confessing to using a muzzleloader. Evidence indicated a muzzleloader used. The suspect did not have an elk tag of any kind so instead he had placed an un-notched cougar tag on the elk. The subject was cited, and the elk & equipment seized. Multiple charges are pending.

11/23/2021
11/12/2021

Never forget

Today we remember the life of Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) David L. Grove who was tragically shot and killed in the line of duty in Adams County on Nov. 11, 2010. Growing up hunting and fishing with his father, David’s love for the outdoors was fostered at an early age. He was a bright, young officer who dedicated his life and work to wildlife and the great outdoors. He loved to share his passions of hunting and wildlife conservation with others, and he took every opportunity to make a difference.

Just weeks before he was killed by a deer poacher during a vehicle stop, David wrote an article titled, “A Shot in the Dark,” for the Pennsylvania Game News magazine. The article, in which David took great pride in writing, discussed the dangers associated with night patrols for poachers. You can read the article in its entirety online at https://bit.ly/3n1u68e.

Serving Adams County, David proudly protected Pennsylvania wildlife and strived to make a positive connection with every person he encountered while working. He will forever be remembered as a bright, young, talented, energetic officer who dedicated his life to wildlife and the great outdoors.

David was the third Pennsylvania game warden, and first in 95 years, to die by gunshot in the line of duty. While fatal incidents have been rare, Pennsylvania’s game wardens put their lives on the line, day-in and day-out, to benefit wildlife conservation and lawful hunting and trapping. Committed to these causes, they serve bravely in enforcing the state’s wildlife laws.

Please join the Pennsylvania Game Commission today in remembering and honoring the life and work of WCO David L. Grove, a conservation hero. We also ask you to keep his family, friends and fellow officers in your thoughts today. Read more about David’s life and work online: https://bit.ly/3p9zvZT.

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We send a big thank you to all veterans for your service and our freedom!

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11/02/2021

Last week, Cpl. Jon Segars responded to a residential area in Baldwin County after dark in reference to a night hunting complaint. After a short investigation, he located a 9-point-buck hidden behind a boat in the suspect’s back yard. It was determined the deer was shot well after legal shooting hours had ended. The suspect was charged with hunting deer at night and the deer was donated to the local Hunters for the Hungry.

Ga***rd man convicted on wildlife and felony weapons violations 10/27/2021

Ga***rd man convicted on wildlife and felony weapons violations

Ga***rd man convicted on wildlife and felony weapons violations One man has been convicted of multiple wildlife and felony weapons violations in Otsego County Circuit Court.

Instagram Photos 10/26/2021

Ready for action!

Boone and Crockett Club’s Poach & Pay Project Recommended to Receive Multistate Conservation Grant 10/19/2021

Boone and Crockett Club’s Poach & Pay Project Recommended to Receive Multistate Conservation Grant

IWC is glad to support the Boone and Crockett Club and their "Poach and Pay" project.

Boone and Crockett Club’s Poach & Pay Project Recommended to Receive Multistate Conservation Grant MISSOULA, Mont.

10/18/2021

On Sunday, October 17th, while Game Warden Stetson Stevens was working an area known for illegal activity after legal shooting hours in South Georgia, he observed a vehicle stop in the roadway and fire one shot. After a brief investigation, he was able to determine the subject had shot a large buck next to the roadway. Several charges were made including hunting deer at night, hunting from a vehicle, and hunting from a public road.

About IWC

Mission: As a non-profit organization created by wildlife resources officers, we are dedicated in our efforts to stop poaching of North America’s fish and wildlife resources through a comprehensive conservation law enforcement approach and the exchange of information with anti-poaching organizations. We promote public education on the differences between sustainable use and poaching, with a special emphasis on youth education therefore creating a force multiplier for law enforcement charged with protecting these valuable resources.

Wildlife enforcement officers across the United States and Canada need all the eyes and ears they can get to assist in the intervention of the ever increasing, money driven, exploitation of wildlife resources.


People who love wildlife and the out-doors, including responsible sportsmen who hunt and fish, are conservationists with respect for wildlife and for other sportsmen.
International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc. encourages all citizens to realize the value of their wildlife resources and help in the reduction of the illegal taking and use of their natural resources.


Be responsible.
Report poaching.
You can make a difference.

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