Two Handy Numbers Hunters Will Want To Have

Less than 1 percent of Indiana’s nearly 400,000 hunters are found to be violating the law while hunting. Finding those violators often requires the input of law-abiding hunters and other citizens who see violations taking place. Now that Hoosier hunting seasons are in full swing, the Indiana Conservation Officers charged with enforcing the state’s wildlife laws ask concerned citizens to keep two phone numbers handy and enter them on their cell phones. The 24-hour Central Dispatch number is (812) 837-9536. It documents the caller’s name. The “Turn in a Poacher” (TIP) hotline number is 1-800-TIP-IDNR (4367). It allows the caller to remain anonymous.