BLM Authority and Partnerships
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is charged by statute to protect, preserve, enhance, and manage fisheries and wildlife for the use, benefit and enjoyment of the people of Colorado and its visitors. The Bureau of Land Management Rangers and Special Agents, work closely with the Colorado Division of Wildlife to protect fish and wildlife resources on public lands.
In some areas Rangers and Agents enforce State Fish and Wildlife Regulations under a memorandum of understanding with the Colorado Division of Wildlife as Special Wildlife Officers.
Colorado Fish and Wildlife Regulations can be found on the Colorado Division of Wildlife website at: http://wildlife.state.co.us/RulesRegs/Regulations/
Protecting Wildlife Resources
The illegal poaching of wildlife is a top priority with both the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Bureau of Land Management. To report poachers, call the Colorado Division of Wildlife toll-free at 1-877-COLO-OGT, Verizon cell phone users can dial #OGT, or contact the Colorado Division of Wildlife via e-mail at Operation Game Thief.
The Turn in Poachers (TIP) program began Sept. 1, 2004. This program allows people who turn in poachers to receive preference points or even licenses in some cases. This program was created in addition to the existing Operation Game Thief (OGT) program. The TIP program applies only to reports of illegal take or possession or willful destruction of Big Game or Turkey.
Please specify which type of reward you are interested in (OGT or TIP) and help this program a success.
Illegal guides and outfitters take business away from legal companies permitted to conduct business on your public lands. The Bureau of Land Management and the Colorado Division of Wildlife are working together to identify and prosecute illegal guides and outfitters conducting business on public lands without proper authorization.
To report a business that is conducting commercial trips on public lands without a valid Special Recreation Permit visit the Report a Crime page.