Law Enforcement

Birds in flight and standing on shore of marsh

For emergencies, call 9-1-1


Non-emergency complaints of violation on refuge lands should be reported to Refuge Law Enforcement, (985) 882-2041.

To report general wildlife violations in the State of Louisiana: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Operation Game Thief Hotline: 800-442-2511.

For a more comprehensive list of guidelines and regulations at Big Branch Marsh NWR, please refer to the Refuge specific Hunting and Fishing Regulations. You can download this publication at the upper left sidebar.

Law enforcement is essential to virtually every aspect of wildlife conservation. The law enforcement officers contribute to Service efforts to manage ecosystems, save endangered species, conserve migratory birds, preserve wildlife habitat, restore fisheries, combat invasive species, and promote international wildlife conservation. To learn more about the US Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region's law enforcement program visit the Southeast Region Office of Law Enforcement webpage.