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

To report a violation on the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge:  

  • Monday through Friday (7:30am to 4pm), please call 580-626-4794.
  • After hours or on weekends, please call 580-596-6458 or 911.

For injured wildlife, please contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitation facility near you.