Our mission

The International Association of Natural Resources Crimestoppers is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to reducing the illegal taking of North America's fish and wildlife resources through the exchange of information with anti-poaching organizations at international, national, regional, and local levels.

Association Overview

Report-A-Poacher / Operation Game Thief / Turn in Poacher coordinators from the United States and Canada meet annually to discuss new ideas and successes of these programs enabling provinces and states to improve and protect our wildlife and fish resources.


  1. To encourage the collection and exchange of information on natural resource crimes for other agencies and organizations.
  2. To provide information and education for the members and the public on reporting and preventing natural resource crimes.
  3. To encourage and promote close cooperation between civilian organizations and natural resource law enforcement agencies to recognize and reduce natural resource violations through the use of crimestopper programs.
  4. To assist in developing training programs and funding ideas for programs for the apprehension of natural resource violators.
  5. Support for all jurisdictions to gain valuable knowledge at an annual training conference.

Membership Benefits

As a member of IANRC you will have access to other state or province members and their knowledge of their resource crimestopper programs. This information is invaluable. Each state or province has worked out their own problems and is willing to help others overcome the same problem. It gives each person the opportunity to network with all the states or provinces in the association. Each year the association has a conference offering specific training to help their programs. During the breakout sessions a person can talk to members of a state or province to address a specific problem brought up at the training. It establishes a relationship with a member or members that help your state or provincial program and you.

2013 Member States and Provinces

Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, NW Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

New Officers

2013-2014 Executive Board Members:
President - Captain David Deckard (Oklahoma Dept of Wildlife Conservation)
1st VP - Assistant Chief Chris Wright (Idaho Fish and Game)
2nd VP - Manager Tim Moody (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
Executive Secretary - Candy Henderson (Retired GA DNR)
Past President - Captain Mike England (Georgia Law Enforcement Div)

Regional Directors:
Lt. Lewis Rather (Texas) - Southeast
Mgr. Tim Moody (Ontario) - Canada
Asst Chief Bob Thompson (Colorado) - West
Ret. Joe Cales (Indiana) - Mid-west
Sgt. Chris Simmons (Maine) - Northeast

Honorary Members: Ron Bailey (Ret. Georgia), Dave Croonquist (Ret. Colorado), Rob Young (Ret. Arizona).

Associate members: Turn In Poachers Inc. (Minnesota)

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