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Law Enforcement

The staff of the refuge has responsibilities to ensure public safety and to protect natural and cultural resources. Some refuge staff members are federally-trained refuge officers. To facilitate patrols, officers normally use aircraft and boats to monitor recreational activities in the summer and fall and subsistence hunting and fishing. Most illegal incidents are brought to our attention through reports from the public.

Refuge officers primarily focus on compliance with wildlife laws (state and federal). However, citations are issued for non-wildlife violations such as littering, trespass of cabins, and the destruction of government property. All visitors to the refuge are encouraged to know the rules before using refuge resources. Following are several sites that pertain to various laws, rules and regulations: 


 Please contact the refuge if you have questions. 


Last Updated: Jun 01, 2015
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