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Law Enforcement

Refuge Law Enforcement

Some of our staff members are refuge law enforcement officers. Our law enforcement program exists not only to protect refuge resources, but to ensure that our visitors have a safe and pleasant experience. Being ready to assist you is another important part of our job. Refuge law enforcement officers at Meredosia Refuge help visitors understand and obey wildlife protections laws. They work closely with state and local government offices to enforce federal and state hunting regulations that protect migratory birds other game species from illegal take and preserve legitimate hunting opportunities.

Our refuge officers enforce the following laws:

• The Migratory Bird Treaty Act
• The Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act
• The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act
• The Eagle Protection Act
• The Endangered Species Act
• The Airborne Hunting Act
• The Lacey Act
• The Archaeological Resources Protection Act

Questions regarding law enforcement or violations on the refuge should be directed to the Refuge Law Enforcement Officer at 217/584-1621 or Refuge Manager at 309/535-2290.
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2012
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