Law Enforcement

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintains a law enforcement presence on National Wildlife Refuge lands.

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. The presence of federal law enforcement officers and State of Oklahoma game wardens help provide an added measure of safety and security for the visiting public and wildlife.

To report a violation on the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge

  • Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4pm, please call 580-371-2402. 
  • After hours or on weekends, please call 911 for emergencies or the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office at 580-371-2691. 

To report violations in Oklahoma, contact the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Operation Game Thief between 8am and 4:30pm at 800-522-8039.

For injured wildlife, please contact Wild Care Rehabilitation at 405-872-8191 or find a qualified wildlife rehabilitation facility near you.

Helpful Links:
Digest of Federal Resource Laws
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation