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. 

Law enforcement issues should be referred to the refuge manager.  

You may also report violations by calling our office: 

  • Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m .to 4:30 p.m.), please call 936-336-9786.  

  • After hours or on weekends, please call 911 for emergencies or the Liberty County Sheriff's Office at 936-336-4500 for non-emergency law enforcement issues.  

For injured wildlife, please contact the Wildlife Center of Texas


Helpful Information 

State of Texas Poaching Hotline 

Poacher Hotline: Call 800-831-1173