Law Enforcement

Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is actively patrolled by Federal Wildlife Officers whose priority enforcement activities take place on National Wildlife Refuge System lands and waters.   In addition Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks Officers are often patrolling as well.  ALL federal, state, and local laws and regulations are applicable on Refuge System lands and waters.  Some of the laws specific to the National Wildlife Refuge System, as well as specific refuges can be found in the Title 50 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations. The Code of Federal Regulations can be accessed here:

Please report all suspicious activity or violations of the law on the Refuge to Refuge law enforcement by calling: (662) 228-3105, or State law enforcement at: 1 (800) BE SMART (237-6278), or the National tip line at: 1 (844) NWR-TIPS (697-8477) NWR_TIPS@FWS.GOVIn case of an emergency call 911.

The refuge is open daily to visitors from dawn until dusk. Pets are allowed, but required to be on a leash for their safety, as well as the resident wildlife.  The Refuge is open for nature photography, wildlife observation, hunting, fishing, environmental education and interpretation. To protect the natural resources of the Refuge and to provide all visitors with a safe and enjoyable wildlife experience, please observe all Refuge signs and regulations in handouts and brochures. See our Hunting, Fishing, and Public Use brochure for specific regulations.