Law Enforcement

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, maintaining relationships with neighboring landowners, maintaining refuge boundaries and participating in public events related to refuge issues.

Law enforcement issues should be referred to the refuge manager by calling 608-565-4400 or emailing

For National Wildlife Refuges

To report a wildlife violation, call 1-844-FWS-TIPS (397-8477) or 1-844-697-8477.

You may also report violations to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources TIP Line at 1-800-TIP-WDNR (1-800-847-9367). Calls are confidential and you do not need to leave your name.