Pennsylvania Game News - April 2016 - 47

Cabela's helps fight wildlife crimes

Outfitter provides gift cards to reward tipsters in poaching cases.

In poaching cases,
Pennsylvania law provides
judges with the authority
to levy an additional $500
penalty if the case originated
from a tip.
When it's assessed, the
penalty allows the Game
Commission to pay a reward
to the informant.
But when it's not, there's
no mechanism for the agency to make that payment
and show its appreciation
to those who report wildlife Game Commission Bureau of Wildlife Protection Director
Thomas P. Grohol, left, stands beside Ron Leh, retail marketcrimes.
ing manager for Cabela's Hamburg store and Chad Eyler, the
Until now, that is.
Game Commission's Operation Game Thief administrator as
Cabela's, the nationwide Leh is presented an award for the outfitter's support of the
retailer of hunting, fish- Operation Game Thief program.
tantly, the wildlife of Pennsylvania,"
ing and outdoor gear, has
stepped up to provide $50 gift cards the Leh said. "We're proud to support
Game Commission will use as rewards Operation Game Thief, and couldn't
for tip-driven convictions when the ad- be more pleased with the results the
program is getting."
ditional penalty is not assessed.
The 24-hour Operation Game Thief
Ron Leh, retail marketing manager
for Cabela's Hamburg store, appeared hotline was launched in late September,
in January at the Board of Game Com- and tips have been coming in at record
missioners quarterly meeting to present numbers since. Operation Game Thief
what he said were the first of 10 reward has resulted in charges in poaching
cases, including one in which several
gift cards.
In a show of appreciation, the Game trophy-class bucks were taken unlawCommission presented Leh with a plac- fully, and also has led to the recovery
ard recognizing the outfitter's support of an unlawfully harvested bobcat and
for Operation Game Thief, the Game a black bear that was shot with a crossCommission's program for reporting bow bolt and left for dead.
To make a report through Operation
poaching of deer, bears, turkeys or
Game
Thief, dial 1-888-PGC-8001, or
elk, and endangered, threatened and
go to the Game Commission's webprotected species.
"The partnership we have formed site, www.pgc.state.pa.us to fill out a
benefits not only Cabela's and the reporting form online. Those providing
Game Commission, but more impor- information may remain anonymous.
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