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 the Washita/Optima National Wildlife Refuge please call 580-445-0118 at all hours. In case of emergency please call 911.
Alternatively, the National Wildlife Refuge System TIPs hotline is an effective means of reporting refuge violations occurring on your local National Wildlife Refuge.
For injured wildlife, please contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitation facility near you.Some Helpful Links: Digest of Federal Resource LawsOklahoma Department of TransportationOklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
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Bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and many other insects play a very important role on the Washita National Wildlife Refuge. They help pollinate the plants that are a food source for many species, including humans!