Law Enforcement

Wood duck drake / Mike Sweet ©

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintain a law enforcement presence on all national wildlife refuges.


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.

To report a violation on Neches River National Wildlife Refuge, please call 580-212-2217.

Helpful Links 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Law Enforcement
Digest of Federal Resource Laws
Texas Parks and Wildlife