Operation Game Thief
Report A Wildlife Crime To New Hampshire Fish And Game
Please do not use this form to report an emergency. This is a non-emergency service being provided to the public to report active and actual poaching violations. You should always call 9-1-1 for any life threatening emergency. For nuisance wildlife, law questions or OHRV/snowmobile complaints please call 603-271-3361 and the dispatcher will connect you with the appropriate person.
Operation Game Thief (OGT) is an anonymous, anti-poaching program that encourages the public to provide NH Fish and Game with factual information or knowledge about a poaching violation.
POACHING is the illegal take of game animals or fish. It can involve hunting or fishing out of season, the taking of more fish or game animals than the law allows. Poachers devastate the state’s natural resources by breaking laws designed to assure proper wildlife management and species survival.
Protect New Hampshire's natural resources - report wildlife law violators! NH Conservation Officers do all they can to combat poaching. But there are only about 42 officers spread throughout the state. To successfully fight poaching they need help from the public.
Download New Hampshire Fish and Game Department App
Download the free NH OGT smartphone App which creates an anonymous two-way conversation with Conservation Officers to report hunting and fishing violations. The NH OGT App can be downloaded for free via the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store. You can send us a tip that includes a photograph or video from your mobile device by pressing the camera icon at the bottom of the screen while using the free mobile app.
Submit Tip Using Online Form
Use the form below to submit a tip online. After submitting a tip using the web service, you will be assigned a six digit code with numbers and letters. That is your anonymous ID to log into the system. Please know that if you wish to communicate with the officer using this web service you must have an account to view the conversation.
Please note that Officers will keep your information confidential but prefer to know who they are speaking with and would appreciate having a phone number to reach you in case there is an issue with this web service or if more detail is needed.
Report as much of the following information as possible:
- Specific Location (road/route)
- Description of Person(s)
- Vehicle Description
- License Plate Number
- If desired, you can add your name and phone number in the Details/Description section.
If the information provided results in an arrest the reporting person becomes eligible for a reward. The case is reviewed by a non-profit volunteer citizen group known as the “Operation Game Thief Committee” NH OGT reward money comes entirely from donations and fundraising efforts, no state funds are used. The OGT Committee, not NH Fish and Game, receives and administers these funds. Money not used for the payment of rewards goes toward additional tools and equipment to combat poaching.