Ohio Hotline Hours Extended During Deer-Gun Hunting Season

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Ohio Hotline Hours Extended During Deer-Gun Hunting Season

Postby Corey Graff » Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:11 am

November 5, 2008

Ohioans encouraged to report wildlife violations, illegal activity

COLUMBUS, OH - Individuals seeking information about the upcoming youth gun and white-tailed deer hunting seasons, or to report violations of state wildlife laws, can take advantage of extended call center hours from November 22 to December 7, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

The 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543) general hunting information hotline will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23, for the sixth annual youth deer-gun season.

Staff will also be available to answer calls prior to and during the regular deer-gun season, which begins Monday, December 1, and ends Sunday, December 7. Special call center hours prior to and during the state's popular deer-gun season are as follows:
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 28
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, November 29-30
8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, December 1-5
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7

The hotline will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

"Deer gun season is the most popular period for Ohio's hunters and the Division of Wildlife will be ready and available to assist them," said David M. Graham, chief of the ODNR Division of Wildlife. "We encourage hunters to contact us with any question that may arise." Ohioans also are encouraged to help enforce state wildlife laws by reporting violations to the division's Turn-in-a-Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-800-POACHER (762-2437). The TIP hotline will also be open extended hours during the upcoming hunting seasons. Established in 1982, the TIP program allows individuals to anonymously call toll free from anywhere in the state to report wildlife violations. The 1-800-POACHER hotline will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. the week of deer-gun season.

Tipsters may be eligible to receive a cash award and are urged to leave a message during closed hours with as much information about the suspected violation as can be provided. Tips can also be submitted online at wildohio.com

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RE: Ohio Hotline Hours Extended During Deer-Gun Hunting Season

Postby OHhunter » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:22 am

The TIP line is great when you call during hours they act quick and usually get an officer out there quickly. You can also use this link to turn people in via the internet
 
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/wild_resourcessubhomepage/Turninapoacher/tabid/17888/Default.aspx
 
One thing I would suggest is calling your county wildlife officer, if you think or suspect someone is poaching (even if you haven't witnessed it yet). Usually if you give them a heads up they'll give you a phone number to call that they will actually answer, not the number in the hunting regs book where all you get is a voice mail service.  It makes it a lot easier when you can talk to your wildlife officer and he's already familiar with the situation.
Brad

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RE: Ohio Hotline Hours Extended During Deer-Gun Hunting Season

Postby FFKEVIN » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:54 am

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