Law Enforcement


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 the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge:


  • Monday through Friday (7:30am to 4 pm), please call refuge law enforcement at 520-823-2235 or 520-823-4251 Ext. 106
  • After hours or on weekends, please call the law enforcement dispatch at 800-637-9152


Helpful Law Enforcement Phone Numbers:
Arizona Game and Fish Department -- 800-352-0700
U.S. Border Patrol -- 877-872-7435
Pima County Sherriff -- 520-351-4900 (Non-Emergency)
Arizona Relay Service for the Deaf -- Dial 711 
Emergencies: Dial 911

Helpful Links:
Digest of Federal Resource Laws
Arizona Game and Fish Department