Game Wardens Urge Timely Reporting of Poaching
Posted on 10/26/2017
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Game Wardens Urge Timely Reporting of Poaching

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont State Game Wardens are appealing for help in curtailing poaching activities. They are asking for people who witness or believe they have knowledge of poaching to contact them quickly.

“If you hear a shot in the night, see someone shoot within 25 feet of the road, notice lights in a field, or have any information about a poaching incident, please contact us right away,” said Col. Jason Batchelder, Vermont’s chief State Game Warden. “The quickest way to reach a warden is by calling your nearest State Police office so the radio dispatcher can give the information to a warden in the area.”

“Details such as vehicle plate information, vehicle descriptions and direction of travel all can help. We often can discover evidence and piece together a case if we can investigate the situation rapidly,” added Batchelder.

If you have information about any illegal activity relating to Vermont’s wildlife, you also can anonymously call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-75ALERT (1-800-752-5378). Rewards are paid for information leading to arrests.