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Reporting Emergencies and Illegal Activity

Sea Turtles

It is unlawful to harm, harass, or disturb any sea turtle adult, hatchling, eggs, nest, carcass, or skeletal remains under both State and Federal law. It is also unlawful to offer for sale, sell, or possess any sea turtle, or sea turtle parts. If any accidental capture occurs, release immediately either by direct release or by cutting any hook and line as close to the turtle as possible. Report any dead or injured sea turtle to the Georgia DNR, Nongame Wildlife/Natural Heritage Section, Endangered Wildlife Program at 1-800-2-SAVE-ME.

Marine Mammals

It is unlawful for any person to display, feed, net, trap, harpoon, molest or otherwise interfere with the well-being or normal activity of marine mammals including bottle-nose & spotted dolphin, manatee, and any species of whale. Report sightings of dead or injured marine mammals to 1-800-241-4113.

Turn in a poacher (TIP)

A poacher is a thief who steals wildlife that belongs to you and all other Georgians.  Poachers rob you of recreational opportunities that you pay for through hunting and fishing license fees.  You can be paid for turning in a poacher!  If your TIP leads to an arrest, arrangements will be made for you to receive reward money even if you wish to remain anonymous.  If you see or learn of a violation, try to write down: a description of the violator; a description of their vehicle; the location of the violation; and the type of violation.

Click here to go to the TIP Web Page to report a poacher or polluter.