Law Enforcement Officers at Hamden Slough Refuge help the public understand and obey the laws that protect our natural resources. They work closely with state, tribal, and local government offices to enforce federal and state hunting regulations that protect numerous wildlife and plant species from unlawful take or destruction.
To report illegal activity or questions regarding Law Enforcement contact Chuck Melvin, Refuge Law Enforcement Officer at 218-844-3423.
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See the spectacular annual mating ritual of the Greater Prairie Chicken in an activity known as “booming”. This primitive ceremony pits bird against bird as male chickens stake out territory to attract hens for mating. The most dominate and aggressive males will hold the center of the “booming ground”, which is called a lek.