TIPS paid out over $5,000.00 in 2010

February 7, 2011

A program that offers reward money for tips about illegal hunting or fishing in South Dakota paid out $5,525 last year.

Turn In Poachers is run through the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

TIPS produced 379 investigations in the fiscal year ending last June 30. It resulted in 83 arrests and $13,068 in fines and $7,000 in civil penalties.

The Game, Fish & Parks says there have been 3,223 arrests and more than $1 million in fines and civil penalties since the program began in 1984. It’s paid $123,540 in reward money.

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