The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is increasing its crime-fighting arsenal with a new app that helps citizens use their smartphones to connect with the department to both get information as well as submit anonymous tips with a customized app.

Listen to a recent episode of Nevada Wild, the Nevada Wildlife Podcast, where NDOW’s Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller met with Game Warden Captain Brian Eller and Matthew Woller of tip411. They talk about how this will be a powerful tool in helping game wardens stop wildlife crimes, how the tool has been effective in other states, and how you can use it to report possible crimes.

NDOW Tip is available for download for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store, or by visiting the agency’s website ( Members of the public can also still call the OGT hotline directly at 1-800-992-3030.

tip411 is not only being used for wildlife issues in Nevada, but Wyoming, California, Arkansas, South Carolina, Hawaii, the Galápagos, and others have made tip411’s anonymous tip system available to residents and visitors as well. Interested in learning how tip411 can help your agency protect national resources, fight poaching, and more? Email Matt Woller at