Help protect NH wildlife by reporting wildlife crime

CONCORD – Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers encourage the public to help protect New Hampshire’s wildlife resources by reporting wildlife crime during the fall hunting seasons and throughout the year.

Are you aware of a poaching situation? What about trespassing, destruction of property, littering or theft? Call Operation Game Thief! If you observe someone taking an over-limit of fish, shooting an animal out of season, hunting without a license, or leaving trash in an area where they have been hunting or fishing, let Operation Game Thief know about it.

You can report violations to Fish and Game’s Operation Game Thief online anytime at, or call the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-344-4262. Confidentiality is guaranteed. Rewards are paid for tips that lead to arrest or citation.

The hotline is for reports of wildlife crime. It is not intended for general calls about nuisance wildlife, road-killed animals, or questions about hunting and fishing regulations.

When you make a report, please include as much of the following information as possible: date, vehicle description, license plate number, road/route, time, violation, travel direction, description of person(s).

“Each of our conservation officers covers a lot of territory, so information reported by the public through Operation Game Thief can really make a difference in protecting the natural resources that are there for all of us to enjoy,” said Fish and Game Lt. Wayne Saunders, who coordinates the Operation Game Thief Program in New Hampshire.

To learn more about Operation Game Thief or to report a violation online, visit