This very worthwhile program has become less active due to much reduced funding in the last 3-4 years. Although the organization has continued to operate its toll free hotline, reduced donations have forced a slow in organization business, interest has waned considerably and rewards have been paid out at reduced levels and sometimes, less timely.
There are actually three regional boards, one in Southeast, one in South Central and one in the Interior. At this point only the south-central board remains active, although there is a resurgence of interest in Juneau and Fairbanks. Having one Board act on all issues statewide is less efficient than if all Boards were active.
Sometimes the troopers we have in this state are not available to investigate these calls immediately. Many are in remote one-man posts or in busy recreation hotspots where they are already inundated with other labor-intensive responsibilities like congested sport fisheries, contentious commercial fisheries and game patrols that can take them away from phones for extended periods. But, they do the very best they can to address complaints as quickly as they can.