Law Enforcement

Hunters and anglers can be thankful for the conservation efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and State Law Enforcement agencies. Their mission is to ensure the safety of the people using the outdoors, enforce Federal and State game laws, and to protect the nations natural resources.


The Office of law enforcement also works with the National Eagle Repository, which helps supply Native Americans with eagle feathers/parts for religious and cultural purposes.

The five South Dakota Wetland Management Districts have Federal Wildlife Officers on staff located at different district offices. Please contact you local Wetland Management District office to speak with one of our law enforcement officers.

Huron WMD - 605-352-5894

Sand Lake WMD - 605-885-6320

Lake Andes WMD - 605-487-7603

Waubay WMD - 605-947-4521

Madison WMD - 605-256-2974

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks employs Conservation Officers (Game Wardens) located throughout the state. One or more officers are stationed per county. For a list of South Dakota Conservation officers please see the link above.