The illegal take of wildlife by poachers is a serious issue in the United States. The indefensible actions of bad actors ultimately result in the wholesale theft of wildlife from the public, significant loss of recreational opportunities, and in extreme cases, deleterious impacts on sensitive or rare species. The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation is predicated on scientifically-based management, rule of law, wise use, and equal opportunity. The theft of wildlife resources from the public flies in the face of the very foundations of this model. To help reduce wildlife crime in the United States, the Boone & Crockett Club and Wildlife Management Institute are working together to improve the ability for wildlife law enforcement officers to identify and convict poachers, as well as ensure that poaching restitution is severe enough to reduce wildlife crime.