License Buyers Donate More Than $10,000 to Catch Poachers

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Hunters and anglers have donated more than $10,000 since September to the Iowa Turn In Poachers program through a $2 donation offered through the Electronic Licensing System for Iowa. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will present the TIP Iowa Board a $10,000 check in February.

The donations are used by the private TIP organization for reward payments to informants on successful Iowa TIP cases and for promoting TIP.

"This money was donated voluntarily by Iowa license buyers at the point of sale that will directly help the TIP program, to help protect the wild resources here in Iowa, and the hunters and anglers in our state," said Steve Dermand, TIP board representative for the Iowa DNR.