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Help Protect Wildlife - Report Violations

If you see something, say something!

In the event of a True Emergency dial 9-1-1

San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex – Headquarters for San Luis NWR, Merced NWR, and San Joaquin River NWR: (209) 826-3508.

7 days a week, 8am-4:30pm, closed Federal Holidays


State of California Hotline for Poaching and Polluting: 1-800-TIP-MONT (800-847-6668)

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Toll-free.


Federal Nationwide Hotline for Prohibited Activities on National Wildlife Refuges (Refuges ONLY): 1-844-NWR-TIPS (697-8477) or email

24 hours a day.

*Please be prepared to provide incident details including date, time, and location.


The National Wildlife Refuge System maintains a law enforcement presence. For more information about the Refuge Law Enforcement Program visit:

Last Updated: Feb 09, 2016
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