Illegal Motorized Use Reward Program

All Americans have a right to enjoy our public lands and waters – but no small minority has a right to damage shared public treasures or ruin the experience of others enjoying the great outdoors. Most of us can tell stories of stalks ruined, peace and quiet shattered and wildlife spooked by illegal off-road vehicles.

To help encourage sportsmen and public land users to continue our longstanding tradition of policing our own ranks, BHA offers up to $500 in rewards for reports or information leading to a conviction of illegal motorized users. Report illegal off-road use to your local game warden and/or land manager (see info. needed below) and help ensure that we continue to have quality habitat, hunts and access for all.

If you witness illegal OHV use, collect the following and report it to your local warden or LEO. Get as much information as you can while avoiding confrontation. Do not risk your own safety while getting the information.

  1. Date, location and description of the incident - when, where, what and who you saw. Collect as many details as possible, including GPS points, name of road or trail head, etc.
  2. Photos of the identification number from the vehicle's permit, serial number, and/or the license plate of the owner's truck.
  3. Photos, supporting statements from other witnesses and any other documentation that you can safely gather.

If you are interested in claiming a reward through BHA's OHV Reward Fund Program, please send us an email with "OHV Reward Fund" in the subject line. Please include the information listed above, in addition to details on:

  1. How your report helped lead to the conviction of the illegal OHV user.
  2. Name and contact information for the officer that made the conviction.
  3. Status/result of prosecution (while we will accept a reward nomination before a conviction has been levied, the reward money will not be issued until after a conviction has been made and documented)

Make a tax deductible contribution to support BHA's work to

curb illegal motorized use here.

A similar reward program exists for illegal dumping on public lands. No one has the right to dump their garbage on our lands, and as public land owners, it's our duty to help police these places. To encourage good stewardship, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers offers up to a $500 reward to individuals who report information on illegal dumping that leads to a conviction.

All the information above applies. If you are interested in claiming a reward through BHA's Illegal Dumping Reward Fund Program, please send us an email with "Illegal Dumping Reward Fund" in the subject line.

*Note: LEO's are not eligible for either reward program

Through a partnership with the Kiowa National Grasslands BHA is working to help public land users self-police and prevent illegal off-road use in this important short grass prairie ecosystem and it's fragile riparian areas. 

 

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