Law Enforcement

A conservation law enforcement officer and two youth hunters during a routine patrol

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement officers have a wide variety of duties and responsibilities. Officers help visitors understand and obey wildlife protection laws. They work closely with state and local government offices to enforce federal, state and district hunting regulations that protect migratory birds and other game species from illegal take and preserve legitimate hunting opportunities. Some other duties include patrolling closed areas or wilderness areas, maintaining relationships with neighboring landowners, maintaining waterfowl production area waterfowl production area
Waterfowl production areas are small natural wetlands and grasslands within the National Wildlife Refuge System that provide breeding, resting and nesting habitat for millions of waterfowl, shorebirds, grassland birds and other wildlife. Virtually all waterfowl production areas are in the Prairie Pothole Region states of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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Thank you for caring about our wild places and wild things. District federal wildlife officers are entrusted with protecting natural resources, visitors and employees on district lands. You can help by reporting injured wildlife, wildlife crimes or suspicious activity to our office.

Please email Project Leader Neil Powers at

You can also reach at by writing:

Fergus Falls Wetland Management District
18965 County Highway 82
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Or over the phone:

Phone: 218-739-2291
Fax: 218-739-9534

Deaf/Hard of Hearing individuals may reach the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District through Minnesota's State Relay System by dialing: 711, 1-800-627-3529 (voice, TTY, ASCII).

You may also report a wildlife violation by calling 1-844-397-8477.