Posted February 8, 2016 7:57 am by Comments

By Justin Stakes

Chad Eyler, the Game Commission's special permits division chief and an Operation Game Thief administrator, left, stands beside Ron Leh, retail marketing manager for Cabela's Hamburg store, and Game Commission Bureau of Wildlife Protection Director Thomas P. Grohol as Leh is presented an award for the outfitter's support of the Operation Game Thief program.

Outfitter provides gift cards to reward tipsters in poaching cases.

Chad Eyler, the Game Commission’s special permits division chief and an Operation Game Thief administrator, left, stands beside Ron Leh, retail marketing manager for Cabela’s Hamburg store, and Game Commission Bureau of Wildlife Protection Director Thomas P. Grohol as Leh is presented an award for the outfitter’s support of the Operation Game Thief program.
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Pennsylvania Game Commission

Harrisburg, PA -(AmmoLand.com)- 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 crimes.

Until now, that is. Cabela’s, the nationwide retailer of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, has stepped up to provide $50 gift cards the Game Commission will use as rewards for tip-driven convictions when the additional penalty is not assessed.

Ron Leh, retail marketing manager for Cabela’s Hamburg store, appeared this week at the Board of Game Commissioners quarterly meeting to present what he said were …Read the Rest

Source:: AmmoLand

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