Law Enforcement of hunting,fishing, and boating laws at Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge is provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife, and Bureau of Land Management. Poaching violations are subject to both federal and state charges. Felony or misdemeanor charges can be thousands of dollars and may include imprisonment, impoundment of weapons, and suspension of licenses.
To report an incident at Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, contact the Refuge at 775-779-2237. For wildlife violations please call Nevada Department of Wildlife at 800-992-3030. For more information, visit the National Wildlife Refuge System Law Enforcement website. For emergencies dial 911.
Relict Dace, the only native species of fish at Ruby Lake, has reduced and hybridized populations due to introduction of several non-native species. A project is underway to preserve the biological integrity of the Relict Dace.