Law Enforcement


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintains a law enforcement presence on all 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.  

Keep in mind, refuge regulations also apply to McFaddin beach.

To report a violation on McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge:


  • Monday through Friday from 8am - 4pm, please call (409)267-3337
  • In case of emergency, please call 9-1-1.

For injured wildlife, please contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitation facility near you. 


Helpful Links
Digest of Federal Resource Laws
Texas Parks and Wildlife 
Boater Registration  
Texas Department of Public Safety