Protect Our Fish and Wildlife Resources…
Report Illegal Activities
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WHAT IS POACHING?
Poaching is a crime. Poaching is the illegal take of wildlife.
It is important for you to know that:
- All fish and wildlife are the property of the Navajo Nation as a whole.
- Hunting on the Navajo Nation is a privilege.
- The Navajo Nation reserves the right to refuse hunting privileges to anyone.
The following enforce Navajo Nation Fish & Wildlife Regulations and Laws:
- Wildlife Conservation Officers
- Navajo Nation Rangers
- Forestry Law Enforcement Officers
- Navajo Nation Department of Law Enforcement
Unfortunately, poaching practices do occur on the Navajo Nation, but you can make a difference! Here’s how…
REPORT ALL ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE !
Who is the poacher? Any person that does not respect the Navajo Nation fish and wildlife resources.
The Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife may bring a civil action against any person(s) who unlawfully poaches wildlife.
The Department will seek a court order for the poacher to pay the
following sums of money as restitution:
Each Bighorn Sheep $750
Each Elk $600
Each Mountain Lion $550
Each Black Bear $500
Each Eagle $500
Each Deer $400
Each Antelope $350
Each Raptor $200
Each Waterfowl/Upland Game Bird $100
Each Game Fish/Small Game $50
All funds recovered are deposited into the Wildlife Theft Prevention Fund and are used to operate the Operation
Game Thief Program.
If the information you give leads to an arrest or citation of any person, you can receive an award from $50
to $500.00. These cash awards will be paid from the Wildlife Theft Prevention Fund. Employees of the
Department of Fish and Wildlife or their immediate families are not eligible for reward payments.
* REWARDS *
$500 Bighorn Sheep
$300 Mule Deer
$300 Bald Eagle
$300 Golden Eagle
$200 Threatened & Endangered Species
$150 Merriam’s Turkey
$150 Black Bear
$150 Mountain Lion
$100 Upland Game Birds
$50 Game Fish & Other Wildlife
Rewards will be given when information leads to an arrest or citation of any person who unlawfully poaches wildlife by the following:
Have in possession or parts thereof
Taking wildlife during closed seasons
Here are some helpful hints to detect poachers:
Be alert to all suspicious activities.
Does the hunter/angler appear to act nervous?
Do they hide objects in the brush?
Do they attempt to avoid big game check stations?
Did you see the use of spot lighting with shots heard afterwards?
Did you witness the poaching incident?
Download and print this form if you have information to provide on
poachers for Operation Game Thief
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