Law Enforcement

Pismire Island

Pismire Island is one of the smallest islands associated with the Michigan Islands NWR.  The island may get its name from its small size, pismire is another word for ant.  

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement officers have a wide variety of duties and responsibilities. Officers help visitors understand and obey wildlife protection laws. They work closely with state and local government offices to enforce federal, state, and refuge hunting regulations that protect migratory birds and other game species from illegal take and preserve legitimate hunting opportunities. Some other duties include patrolling closed areas or Wilderness areas, maintaining relationships with neighboring landowners, maintaining refuge boundaries, and participating in public events related to refuge issues. 

If you witness or suspect a wildlife violation, please report it to the:


Michigan RAP (Report All Poaching) Hotline: 1-800-292-7800


Seney Managed Islands (Lake Michigan) - Law Enforcement issues should be referred to the Seney National Wildlife Refuge Deputy Refuge Manager or Refuge Manager.


Shiawassee Managed Islands (Lake Huron) - Law Enforcement issues should be referred to the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge Federal Wildlife Officer.