The Alberta Conservation Association hopes this new trailer will effectively communicate the pitfalls of what can happen to a hunter or angler if they don’t follow regulations. This week I take a closer look at the new trailer officially unveiled at the Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen show.
Taking calls 24/7, the Report a Poacher (RAP) line lets conscientious Albertans alert Fish and Wildlife officers to suspicious or illegal activity.
Some stats from last year:
- 10,375 calls from the public to the RAP toll-free hotline
- 2,034 of those calls were about suspected illegal activity
- 333 charges were laid
- Approximately $50,000 in rewards paid to individuals whose call and information led to charges
Poachers were brought to justice because of people stepping forward to do the right thing. If you see anything suspicious—pick up the phone. You never know the difference you can make.
To report suspected poaching, call the toll free Report a Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800. The line can also be used for emergencies involving wildlife.