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Report fishing, wildlife or boating violations anonymously to the Wildlife Alert Reward Program. If your information results in an arrest or citation, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. We offer the following convenient ways to report violations.

Reporting Options

  • Report via the “FWC Wildlife Alert” app. Download the app onto Apple or Android smartphones or tablets from:

               Google Play    Apple Store

  • Text 847411 (Tip411) with keyword “FWC” and information about the violation
  • Call the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922)
  • Submit a tip at

About Wildlife Alert

Wildlife Alert is a nonprofit program created to encourage citizens to report fish, wildlife and boating violations.

  • Report a suspected violation to Wildlife Alert through one of the methods listed above.
    • Report as soon as possible and provide as much detail as you can about the location, physical descriptions of potential violators, vehicles, license tag numbers, etc.
  • If the information you provide results in a citation or arrest for a violation listed on the Wildlife Alert reward schedule, you may be eligible for the reward that corresponds to the violation level.
  • Your identity is protected by Florida law. If you wish to remain anonymous, you are not required to:
    • Provide identifying information
    • Testify in court
Violation Example

Violation levels as stated in Florida Statutes 379.401 – 379.504 and 403.161. The violations include, but are not limited to, the following:

$100 Reward

  • Level One Violations as defined in F.S. 379.401 such as:
    • Hunting/fishing/trapping without a license
    • No quota permit or hunting zone assignment violation
    • Possession of captive wildlife without the required free permit
  • Infraction violation of the Florida litter law

$300 Reward

  • Level Two Violations as defined in F.S. 379.401 such as:
    • Unlawfully taking small game or any saltwater finfish, shellfish, or crustaceans
    • Feeding or enticement of alligators or crocodiles
    • Molesting endangered/threatened species
    • Taking protected wildlife species (i.e. migratory birds)
  • Possession of captive wildlife without the required permit
  • Boating under the influence (BUI)
  • Misdemeanor violation of the Florida litter law

$500 Reward

  • Level Three Violations as defined in F.S. 379.401 such as:
    • Illegal sale or possession of alligators
    • Unlawful taking of a quantity of saltwater species or taking with prohibited gear
    • Unlawful possession, transportation, or sale of commercial quantities of game fish, salt-water species, or freshwater fish
    • Illegal take and possession of deer or wild turkey
    • Falsification of applicant information for possession of captive wildlife

$600 Reward

  • Level Four Violations as defined in F.S. 379.401 such as:
    • Level Trap robbing (lobster, stone crab, etc)
    • Taking/killing an endangered/threatened species
    • Unlawfully killing, injuring, possessing, or capturing of alligators or other crocodilians or their eggs
  • Felony Boating under the influence (BUI)

$1,000 Reward

  • Felony Violation of the Florida litter law (F.S. 403.413)
  • Commercial trafficking of wildlife (except panfish)
  • Organized black-market taking and sale of protected species

NOTE: In the event of multiple violations, the reward shall be up to the maximum level of the most serious offense.

Make a check or money order payable to Wildlife Alert.  Include your name, what the donation is for, and if a receipt is required. Receipts can be emailed to you upon request.

Mailings address:
Wildlife Alert Reward Association
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

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