Law Enforcement

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintains a strong law enforcement presence on the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.

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 (7:30am to 5pm), please call: (956)784-7520 or (956)784-7608
- To report a violation after hours, please call: (956)330-5007

For injured wildlife, please contact the Gladys Porter Zoo at 956-546-7187. 

Some Helpful Links:
Digest of Federal Resource Laws
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas Department of Public Safety