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. Federal wildlife law enforcement officers patrol the refuge to ensure the safety of the public and the protection of natural resources. They address many illegal activities, including taking of endangered species, dumping of trash, illegal use of all-terrain vehicles, trespassing and more.
To report a violation on refuge lands during the daytime (6:00am to 8:00pm), please call: (956)784-7520
Law enforcement issues should be referred to the deputy refuge manager or refuge manager.