The NC Legislature created the Wildlife Poacher Reward Fund Rule in the 2013-2014 Session
to encourage any concerned citizen who witnesses a conservation offense to report the violation.
The NCWRC established NC Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) program as a silent witness, anti-poaching program that encourages the public to report any suspicious activity or knowledge about poaching violations. The multi-optioned reporting system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
About the Reward Program
The TIP Program was created to pay rewards to persons who provide information that result in the arrest and conviction of persons who have committed certain wildlife offenses. These rewards range from $100 to $1000 depending on the severity of the crime and the fines assessed by the court. To see a complete list of eligible violations, click here.
All tips will remain anonymous however to be eligible for the reward, you must provide the NCWRC with your name and contact information. The following individuals are not eligible to receive reward money: any current Wildlife Resources Commission employee or members of his or her immediate family; any current Wildlife Resources Commissioner; any sworn law enforcement officer; the perpetrator of the crime for which the information has been given and any accomplice or accessory to that crime; and any individual who refuses to provide the Commission with his or her name and contact information.