Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement program at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is designed to help visitors enjoy the refuge and understand and obey wildlife protection laws.  Refuge law enforcement officers work closely with state and local government offices to enforce federal and state hunting regulations that protect wildlife from illegal take and preserve legitimate hunting opportunities.  Officers also play a role in the successful management of refuge lands and maintaining high quality visitor experiences.  

Questions regarding law enforcement or violations on the refuge should be directed to the Refuge Officer at 952-858-0711.  Information about permits can be found here: (Permits link).  General questions about hunting, fishing, or other regulations can be directed to the visitor center at 952-854-5900.

More information about rules and regulations can be read here:  (Rules and Regulations link)