TheVirginia Waterfowlers’ Association  encourages any citizen who witnesses a fish and wildlife offense to report the violation to the Virginia Wildlife Crime Line.

REPORT IT...24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you know someone who kills wildlife out of season or over the game limit, help the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) catch the individual and stop others from following that path.  If you observe a violation, call the toll-free Virginia Wildlife Crime Line number:
1-800-237-5712 or e-mail:

Be prepared to leave some basic information about what you are reporting such as:

  •  What happened?

  • When did it happen? Date and time

  • Where did it happen? Specific location

  • Who was involved? Names, if known

  • Type of vehicle involved?

  • License plate number?

  • Any witnesses? Provide names, if known

 This information is critical to VDGIF law enforcement personnel investigating the incident. Calls are anonymous and you do not need to testify in court. If the information provided Leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Remember it all begins with a TIP.   Don’t let someone “steal” wildlife from you and future generations.

The Virginia Wildlife Crime Line, since its inception in October 1986, the Virginia Wildlife Crime Line has become a valuable tool in the enforcement of the Commonwealth’s game, fish and boat laws. As awareness of this program increases, so do the number of calls to report violations. 

The program has generated thousands of reported wildlife crime tips that have resulted in over a thousand arrests and nearly $65,000 in approved rewards. 

Reward payments are approved and funded through the
Virginia Sportsman Reward Fund, Inc. Their mission is to promote the enforcement of hunting, fishing, and boating laws in Virginia by supporting the Wildlife Crime Line in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. You can help support this effort by sending a tax-deductible donation to: Virginia Crime Line, P.O. Box 11104, Richmond, VA 23230-1104 or by calling (804) 367-1242.

Virginia Wildlife Crime Line