To report suspected poaching, call the toll-free Report A Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800 or visit alberta.ca/report-a-poacher. Both the line and webpage can also be used for emergencies involving wildlife.
Poachers are brought to justice because of people like you. If you see anything suspicious, pick up the phone or contact us online. Taking calls 24/7, Report A Poacher lets Albertans alert Fish & Wildlife Officers to suspicious or illegal activity, hopefully leading to investigations and convictions. You can remain anonymous and if your call leads to a charge, you may receive a reward.
Illegal activity includes activities like:
- Hunting at night
- Shooting from a roadway
- Having more than the catch limit
- Trafficking fish or wildlife parts
For all other complaints or general enquiries, call your local district office. In Alberta, you can also dial 310-0000 toll-free and ask to be directed to your nearest Fish and Wildlife office.
Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association (AHEIA) is now responsible for the education component of Alberta’s Report A Poacher (RAP) Program, using the RAP trailer. The trailer is used at outdoor events and sports shows across the province and is outfitted with static displays and videos about RAP. To reach even more people about the importance of conservation education, AHEIA visits schools, providing a mobile education program that complements the provincial outdoor education curriculum, in addition to educating about the impacts of poaching. Teachers are welcome to contact AHEIA staff, who assist with many topics, including the fur trade and how it opened up Canada.
Ken Kranrod, Vice President
Alberta Conservation Association