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Law Enforcement

Mantis_512x219The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintain a law enforcement presence on National Wildlife Refuge lands. Federal law enforcement officers ensure the safety of the public and the protection of natural resources making San Andres National Wildlife Refuge a better place for wildlife and wildlife habitat.

Refuge officers address illegal activities including poaching, taking of endangered species, dumping of trash, illegal operation of all-terrain vehicles, trespassing and more. They enforce certain regulations that are necessary for safety and the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat. All who access the refuge are subject to Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.  

* Please note: There is no hunting on the refuge.*

To report a violation on San Andres National Wildlife Refuge please call:

  • Monday through Friday,7:30am to 5pm (MDT), call 575-382-5047 
  • After hours or on weekends, call 575-532-0598 

For injured wildlife, please contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitator near you.

Some Helpful Links:
Digest of Federal Resource Laws
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish 


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Last Updated: Sep 24, 2013
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