Federal law enforcement officers ensure the safety of the public and the protection of natural resources. They address illegal activities, including poaching, taking of endangered species, dumping of trash, illegal operation of all terrain vehicles, trespassing and more.
To report a violation on Aransas National Wildlife Refuge:Daily (8am to 4:30pm), please call 361-286-3559After hours, please call 361-746-0381For injured wildlife, please contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitation facility near you.Some Helpful Links:Digest of Federal Resource LawsTexas Parks and WildlifeTexas Department of Public Safety
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The Matagorda Island Unit of the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is part of long chain of barrier islands that extend down the Texas coastline. This rugged landscape is host or home to many amazing wildlife species, including whooping cranes, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, reddish egrets, alligators and coyotes.