Law Enforcement

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. 

Law enforcement issues such as those listed above should be referred to the deputy refuge manager or refuge manager by calling (575)-835-1828.  

Refuge Rules and Regulations can be found under our Rules and Regulations section or Hunting and Fishing sections.  

If there is a situation, please note the following: 

  • Location 
  • Description of activity or person(s) 
  • Is it a medical, fire, or law enforcement issue?

For medical emergencies, call 911.

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