Law Enforcement officers at the Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge help visitors understand and obey the laws that protect our natural resources and provide for public safety. Our officers work closely with state and local government offices to enforce federal and state hunting regulations that protect wildlife from illegal take and preserve legitimate hunting opportunities. Officers also play a role in the successful management of the Refuge and help maintain high quality visitor experiences.For any immediate criminal activity or emergency on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service land, please contact your local authority for that area or dial 911. To report a violation, or if you have questions about Law Enforcement on the Refuge, please contact us at 406-727-7400. Wildlife crimes may also be reported to the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks TIP MONT hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).
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Sharp-tailed Grouse mating season occurs from late March to late May. More than 60 birds have been seen on the main refuge lek participating in their mating dance.