POACHING is the illegal taking of game animals, fish or other crimes involving our natural resources. It can involve hunting or fishing out of season, taking of more fish or game animals than the law allows, destruction of property, trespassing, littering or theft. Poachers devastate the state’s natural resources by breaking laws designed to assure proper wildlife management and species survival.


NH CONSERVATION OFFICERS do all they can to combat poaching. But there are only about 42 officers spread throughout the state. To successfully fight poaching they need YOUR help.


OPERATION GAME THIEF (OGT) is an anonymous, anti-poaching program that encourages the public to provide NH Fish and Game with factual information or knowledge about a poaching violation. The toll-free hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to report wildlife violations. You can also report through our Android or IOS app or by filling out our online form.



It’s easy to report poachers anonymously and help protect our natural resources