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Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Wildlife Officers have a wide variety of duties and responsibilities. Federal Wildlife 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. Their enforcement helps to preserve legitimate hunting opportunities. Some other duties include but are not limited to: 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 or refuge violation, please report it to: 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources “Report All Poaching” hotline by calling 1-800-292-7800.


Ryan Pauly
Federal Wildlife Officer 
(989) 280-4765



Last Updated: Sep 26, 2012
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