Law Enforcement


Non-emergency complaints or violations on Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge lands, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Waterfowl Production Areas and Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge lands can be reported to Refuge Law Enforcement at 605-487-7603 or 605-481-2347 (after hours).  

State rules and regulations still apply while hunting or fishing on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands.   

If you would like to report a Wildlife Crime, call 1-844-FWS-TIPS (397-8477) or email FWS_TIPS@FWS.GOV. The TIPS line is available 24 hours a day. When reporting, provide as much information as possible to include:  

  • When did it happen (date and time are very important!) 
  • What happened 
  • Where it happened, be as specific as possible 
  • Who was involved, describing persons (names if known), vehicles (license numbers are crucial), names of other witnesses. 

You can also contact the South Dakota Turn in Poachers Hotline at 1-888-OVERBAG (683-7224) .