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 Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge:

  • Monday through Friday (8am to 4:30 pm), please call 806-499-3382
  •  In Case of Emergency Call 911

For injured wildlife, please email The Bird House or call them at 806-681-7384. Or find a qualified wildlife rehabilitator near you. 

Some Helpful Links

Digest of Federal Resource Laws
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department