Report a Violation

If your report requires immediate attention, please call the Douglas County Sheriff's Department at (715) 394-4432, or the WDNR Violation Hotline at 1-800-TIP-WDNR       (1-800-847-9367).

Reporting Violations

Violations of laws seriously affect fish, wildlife, county parks, recreational trails, and other forest resources in Douglas County.  Careless and inconsiderate acts that result in damage to park/forest resources, threaten public safety, or disrupt the recreational experiences of others, deprive law-abiding users of experiences and opportunities.  It can also jeopardize future privileges for all who visit the parks, ride the trail system, or use the forest.

Diligent users reporting illegal activities have increased the effectiveness of law enforcement’s ability to protect forest resources and user experiences.  With your help, we can continue to best protect these resources and all user experiences by targeting those individuals who have no regard for the law.

What to Report
When you observe or become aware of a violation, try to gather as many facts as possible.  Important facts to remember:

  • Date and Time
  • Location
  • Vehicle Description
  • Description of Person(s) Involved
  • Description of Violation

Violation Reporting Form
Violations can be reported by completing a Violation Reporting Form and submitting it to the Douglas County Forestry Department.  Two versions of the form are available by clicking the links below, one that can be printed and completed by hand and another that can be completed online.

(Users may or may not be able to save and e-mail the completed form depending on what version of Adobe software is used.)
Both documents require an up-to-date version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free plug-in for your internet browser.  To download this free program, visit Adobe website.  Printed copies of the form are available by contacting the Forestry Department at (715) 378-2219.

Please print and return forms to the Douglas County Forestry Department, P.O. Box 211, Solon Springs, WI  54873, or save and e-mail to  Please include any photos, maps, or other supplemental information that you think will assist with the investigation.

Calling in a Violation
Violations can be reported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling:

  • Douglas County Sheriff’s Department at (715) 394-4432
  • Douglas County Forestry Department at (715) 378-2219

State Violations (including violations of fish and game laws) can be reported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by:
  • Calling WDNR Violation Hotline at 1-800-TIP-WDNR (1-800-847-9367)
  • Texting TIPWDNR [space] followed by the tip to TIP411 (847411)

Whether you submit a violation form or make a phone call, all persons reporting a violation can remain anonymous if they wish.  If an informant does provide their name, it will remain completely confidential unless the informant authorizes its release.

Be a part of the solution.  Report all violations.