Operation GameWatch is a program designed to stop fish and game law violators in Alabama. Citizen involvement is and always has been the key to its success. The problem is serious. Many of Alabama's natural resources are declining under the increasing pressure.
The poacher is not a sportsman. He may use high-speed vehicles, spotlights, cell phones, CB radios, and illegal traps to capture his prey. To a poacher, giving fish and game a fair chance is a waste of time. He is motivated by profit, laziness, or to gain an advantage over lawful, ethical hunters and anglers. Everyone suffers from this kind of greed.
The more information, the better. Tracking poachers is difficult and dangerous work. Poachers are considered armed and potentially dangerous. The details you provide aid in the swiftness of arrest and increase the safety of enforcement officers. Try to provide the following information if you can:
- Name and Description of Suspects
- Vehicle or Boat Description
- License Plate or Boat Registration Number
- Clothing Description
- Time of Your Observation
- Area Being Poached
- Patterns You Observed
To report violators, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, call 1-800-272-GAME or email GameWatch