Law Enforcement

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement officers have a wide variety of duties and responsibilities. Our refuge law enforcement officers protect fish, wildlife, plants, and other natural, cultural, and historical resources. They help visitors understand and obey wildlife protection laws by fostering understanding and instilling in the visiting public an appreciation of refuge resources, laws, and regulations. Our law enforcement encourages voluntary compliance through education, outreach, and law enforcement actions while in a welcoming and safe environment. They also 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 the refuges mission.  

Law enforcement issues should be referred to the deputy refuge manager or refuge manager.  

Reports can also be made to Nevada Operation Game Thief at 1-800-992-3030 or to Law Enforcement Supervisor Rob Peloquin at 702-283-8136.