Law Enforcement

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintains 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. 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 361-286-3559
After hours, please call 361-746-0381

For injured wildlife, please contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitation facility near you.

Some Helpful Links:
Digest of Federal Resource Laws
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Texas Department of Public Safety