Law Enforcement

Wetland scene.

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 refuge 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 refuge boundaries, and participating in public events related to refuge issues. 

If you witness or suspect a wildlife violation, please report it to the: 

Michigan RAP (Report All Poaching) Hotline: 1-800-292-7800  


Law Enforcement issues should be referred to the Deputy Refuge Manager or Refuge Manager.