Law Enforcement

Speed Limit

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintains a law enforcement presence on National Wildlife Refuge lands.

The primary purpose of National Wildlife Refuges is protecting and managing habitat, wildlife, and other natural resources.  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. 
Hunting and Fishing Regulations - 2019 Federal Register

The presence of federal law enforcement officers and State of Texas game wardens helps provide an added measure of safety and security for the visiting public and wildlife. 

To report a violation on the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge: 

  • Monday-Friday,  please report it to the refuge Headquarters at (903) 786-2826. 
  • After hours or on weekends, please call 911 for emergencies or the Grayson County Sheriff's Office at (903) 893-4388 for non-emergency law enforcement issues.

Feel free to call on any refuge law enforcement officer if you have questions or need help.


State of Texas Poaching Hotline

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offers a Poacher Hotline where tips may be provided.  If you suspect poaching activity, please call (800) 831-1173.