Missourians who witness poaching or other violations in the state can turn to the Operation Game Thief hotline to report a crime. Randolph County Conservation Agent Zach Barnes says this is an important tool for the state’s agents.
Littering and arson are other issues that citizens can call in. The number is 800-392-1111. Barnes explains what happens when you call.
Rewards are given to calls that lead to arrests. Operation Game Thief is sponsored by the Missouri Conservation Federation.