In the event of an emergency dial 9-1-1
Report a wildlife violation:
- State of Virginia Hotline for Poaching and Wildlife Crime: 1-800-237-5712, or email WildCrime@dwr.virginia.gov
Report a refuge violation:
- Great Dismal Swamp NWR Office: (757)-986-3705
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, closed Saturday, Sunday and Federal Holidays, or,
- Federal Nationwide Hotline for Prohibited Activities on National Wildlife Refuges (Refuges ONLY): 1-844-NWR-TIPS (697-8477) or email NWR_TIPs@fws.gov, 24 hours a day.
Nuisance or Problem Wildlife:
Great Dismal Swamp NWR does not rehabilitate, trap, or relocate wildlife. Releasing animals on the refuge is prohibited.
For help with these matters please contact Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources toll-free wildlife conflict helpline at 1-855-571-9003.
Sick, Injured, or Orphaned Wildlife
The refuge does not rehabilitate wildlife. Please contact your local licensed wildlife rehabilitator. View Virginia's list of licensed rehabilitators here.