Turn in Poachers (TIP) in Minnesota

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Report a violation in progress

There are a few ways to report a violation:Turn in Poachers logo

  • Call 800-652-9093 24 hours a day, or key in #TIP on your cell phone.
  • Download the MNTip app on your mobile device from the App Store or Google Play.
  • To report a violation that isn't time sensitive, use this online form
    • After you submit your online tip, you'll be assigned a six-digit code containing numbers and letters. Please save the code, which is your anonymous ID to log back into the system. 
    • Check back within 24 hours to see if the officer has any follow-up questions. Use this link, and then enter your code and click on submit.

Include important information

All violations reported through our online form will be investigated. Please provide as many details as you can to help the Conservation Officer with the investigation.

  • Location: It is especially important to include the county and nearest town to the violation.
  • Violator's identity: If you know the identity of the individual(s) committing the violation, please indicate their name(s) on the form.
  • Contact information: Indicate on the report form if it is all right for a Conservation Officer to contact you to follow up on the request.

Remain anonymous

If you wish to remain completely anonymous, you must contact TIP by phone or use the MNTip app.

Stay safe!

Never put yourself in a dangerous position, and never take the law into your own hands.


Reward money

You may receive a reward of up to $1,000 for reporting a violation that leads to an arrest. The reward amount is determined by the seriousness of the crime reported.

Turn In Poachers, TIP Inc., is a private, non-profit organization of conservationists concerned about poaching problems. TIP Inc., provides all reward monies for the program. DNR Enforcement cooperates with the TIP program, which was started to encourage the public to report natural resource violations. Since its inception in 1981, this program has been a deterrent to the senseless waste of wildlife.

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