Law Enforcement

Law enforcement is an essential component to sound resource management. Visitors to Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge can expect to see Federal Wildlife Officers regularly patrolling refuge lands to provide visitor and resource protection. Our officers routinely use trucks, ATVs, boats and foot patrol to access and monitor all areas within the refuge. Officers also regularly assist Missouri and Illinois Conservation Agents in other resource protection activities.

Help protect your natural resources!

In an emergency call 911.

Law enforcement issues should be referred to the refuge manager at 573-847-2333.

To report violations:

  • Call or email the National Wildlife Refuge TIPs Line at 1-844-FWS-TIPS (397-8477) or
  • Call the State of Missouri’s TIP hotline at 1-800-392-1111
  • Call a Federal Wildlife Officer at 573-847-2333.

Please provide the following information: what happened, where it happened, who was involved (including descriptions/names of person involved, vehicle information, names of other witnesses) and when it happened.

Remember that you are the best protector of our resources. Be a good steward yourself and report violators!