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How to Report violations
There are two ways to report game or fish violations, whether you are
interested in a possible reward or not:
(1) Call the toll-free Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers hotline in Lincoln at 1-800-742-7627.
This hotline is answered by a Game and Parks Commission staff member
from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. After hours and on weekends and holidays,
it is answered by the Nebraska Crimestoppers operator and information is
relayed to a Commission conservation officer.
- (2) Contact your nearest conservation officer
any time. In many cases, an investigation can be initiated much faster if information
is given directly to the nearest conservation officer.
Whether you call the hotline or the nearest conservation officer, you can
remain anonymous. You can be assigned a number, and the information
will be handled under that number.
To assist in reporting violations, a list of conservation officers and their
telephone numbers is provided along with an outline of the information
you should try to provide. The more help you can give, the better the chances
the case can be investigated successfully.
When reporting a violation, please note as many facts as possible immediately.
You will be asked a variety of questions. and the more information you can
provide, the quicker the violator can be caught, and the case successfully
What type of violation was it, and what happened? When and where did it
happen? Give the date, time and location.
Give as much information as possible about the suspect - name, address, telephone, physical
description (weight, height, hair color, eyes, clothing and any other
pertinent information). Was the person armed or carrying a concealed weapon?
Were firearms involved in the violation?
What about the suspect's vehicle - make, year, color, style. License number and
any other distinguishing feature like dented fenders?
What animals or fish were involved, how many, and where are they now?
What about other physical evidence - like hides, entrails, guns, cartridge
cases, knives and such?
Will the illegal game or evidence be moved soon? If so, when and where to?
Were there other witnesses? Give their names and any other information about
the violation, suspect or violations that you may have noted.
Callers to the Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers Hotline, 1-800-742-7627, may remain
anonymous. When you call, a number is assigned, and all information
and reward payments will be processed under that number.