Protect Oregon Wildlife – Turn In Poachers is proud to have the backing and support of the conservation, recreation and business community to protect Oregon’s fish, wildlife and bird populations from poaching. They are helping us to get the message out that we can all work together do our part to protect Oregon’s fish and wildlife populations by turning in poachers.
Become a Supporter
If your organization is interested in joining our coalition to support efforts to turn in poachers, please contact campaign coordinator Yvonne Shaw for more information at Yvonne.L.Shaw@odfw.oregon.gov
#ProtectOregonsWildlife Social Media Toolkit
The toolkit’s purpose, and how you can help
This social media toolkit is designed to empower you to take a stand against poaching in Oregon. Poaching, which is the illegal killing of fish and wildlife, threatens the health of our native species and the sport of hunting and fishing. We’re all stewards of our state’s natural beauty, and everyone has a part to play in spotting and reporting incidents of poaching.
Use this toolkit to amplify the many ways we can all #ProtectOregonsWildlife and #StopPoaching. Together, we can protect our fish and wildlife populations for future generations to enjoy.
How to use the toolkit
- Step 1: Download a postable image by right-clicking (computer) or tapping (mobile) a campaign asset below, then save the image to your device.
- Step 2: Copy and paste one of the social media messages written below. Include the campaign hashtag #ProtectOregonsWildlife and the national hashtag #StopPoaching to help amplify your post and the campaign’s cause once your post is live.
- Step 3: Log into your favorite social media site, like Instagram or Facebook, then navigate to create a new post. Upload the asset you downloaded and saved, then paste your copied message.
- Step 4: Add the link protectoregonswildlife.com to your post (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) or paste it in the URL field of your bio (Instagram) to guide people who see your post to learn more and take action.
- Step 5: Add the campaign’s website button to your website to direct people to our poaching resources (instructions below).
Download the buttons (images) following the same process as saving the social media images.
Send the buttons to the person who manages your company’s website.
Pick a location on your website to add the button. Once uploaded, hyperlink the image and direct it to: ProtectOregonsWildlife.com
Suggested social media posts
Pick the message based on the type of recreation your audience most relates to:
- Oregon’s hunters and fishers enjoy a front-row seat to the natural beauty of the wildlife in our state, which also gives us a birds-eye view to spot poaching, the illegal killing of fish and wildlife. Our state needs you to be our eyes and ears in the fields, forests, water, and beaches of Oregon; the health and future of our wildlife depend on it. If you see something, say something. Dial *OSP on mobile devices or call 1-800-452-7888 to report poaching. #ProtectOregonsWildlife #StopPoaching
- Oregon boasts some of the most sought-after natural wonders in America–wildlife and fish included–but not everyone seeking them has the right motives. A poacher is anyone who takes or illegally kills Oregon’s fish and wildlife, and poaching has become a state-wide problem. You’ve learned how to #LeaveNoTrace to protect Oregon’s landscapes, now it’s time to take the next step when you’re recreating to #ProtectOregonsWildlife. Future generations deserve to experience Oregon’s fish and wildlife. Do your part to #StopPoaching by dialing *OSP (*677) to report suspicious behavior.
- As an Oregon-based hunter, you see what happens in our state’s most remote areas🌲 When you’re in the woods, keep an eye out for suspicious behavior, and submit a tip whenever you see something off. We all have a part to play in protecting Oregon’s fish and wildlife by turning in poachers. Save *OSP (*677) as a contact in your phone, and report any signs of poaching you see on your next hunt. #ProtectOregonsWildlife #StopPoaching
- As an Oregon-based fisher, you see what happens in our state’s most remote areas 🎣 When you’re on the water or near the bank, keep an eye out for suspicious behavior, and submit a tip whenever you see something off. We all have a part to play in protecting Oregon’s fish and wildlife by turning in poachers. Save *OSP (*677) as a contact in your phone, and report any signs of poaching you see on your next fishing trip. #ProtectOregonsWildlife #StopPoaching
- As an Oregon outdoors enthusiast, you see what happens in our state’s most remote and beautiful places 🏕Next time you hit the trail, keep an eye out for suspicious behavior, and submit a tip whenever you see something off. We all have a part to play in protecting Oregon’s fish and wildlife by turning in poachers. Save *OSP (*677) as a contact in your phone, and report any signs of poaching you see on your next adventure. #ProtectOregonsWildlife #StopPoaching
- Attention Oregon hunters, fishers, and recreationalists ⚠️ Poachers are illegally killing Oregon’s fish and wildlife, posing a threat to our native species and the sport of hunting and fishing. Each year, OSP F&W Troopers recover about 250 deer, 150 elk, 17 bears and 60+ sturgeon killed illegally, which is only a fraction of the total number of cases. We need your help to protect our wildlife for future generations of recreationalists to enjoy. Take action by reporting wildlife crime. Visit protectoregonswildlife.com to learn more. #ProtectOregonsWildlife #StopPoaching
- Did you know that nearly 5,000 of Oregon’s fish and wildlife species were illegally killed by poachers last year? When people think of poaching, they often think of far-away species like elephants and tigers, but poaching is happening right in our backyard, affecting our state’s wonders like elk, sturgeon, and even raptors. Be a good citizen by reporting suspicious behavior when you see it so that future generations can enjoy Oregon’s wildlife 🦌🐟 Visit protectoregonswildlife.com to learn more. #ProtectOregonsWildlife #StopPoaching
- The impact of wildlife crime is devastating to Oregon and our local communities. According to the Oregon State Police, nearly 5,000 animals were illegally killed in Oregon in 2021. We can all help protect Oregon’s fish and wildlife populations by turning in poachers. Learn how to spot the signs of poaching and submit a tip at protectoregonswildlife.com. You can receive a cash reward or preference points for being a good citizen and turning in poachers.
- Poaching is a state-wide problem that can take many forms, like taking fish or wildlife out of season, using someone else’s tag or license, exceeding bag limits, or shooting a raptor of any kind. Not sure how to spot the everyday signs of poaching? We’ve got you covered. Head to this link to learn how to spot poaching and take action when you see something suspicious, because any tip is a good tip: protectoregonswildlife.com