Law Enforcement

Snow geese taking flight - Mary Konchar.

For violations including trespassing, illegal hunting or fishing, illegal collection of wildlife resources, and any other suspicious activity on the refuge please call Federal Wildlife Officer Coles at the number below.

  • Blackwater NWR does not rehabilitate wildlife.
  • For injured birds call Tri-State Bird Rescue at 302-737-9543.
  • For all other injured animals contact Maryland Department of Natural Resources at 1-877-463-6497.
  • The one exception is all injured or dead bald or golden eagles, please contact Officer Coles immediately.
  • To report crimes contact Federal Wildlife Officer Chad Coles at 443-477-1934.