Law Enforcement

Gunnison's prairie dog / Mara Weisenberger, USFWS

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 Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge, please call:

  • (505) 933-2708 -- Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm-MDT
  • (575) 518-8090 -- After hours or on weekends  

For injured wildlife, please contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitation facility near you.

Wildlife Rescue Inc. of New Mexico https://wildliferescuenm.org/ Phone: (505) 344-2500