Law Enforcement

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Refuge law enforcement staff have the responsibility to ensure public safety and to protect natural and cultural resources. Refuge officers primarily focus on compliance with wildlife laws (state and federal). However, citations are issued for non-wildlife violations such as littering, trespass of cabins, and the destruction of government property.

Officers conduct patrols via aircraft, boats, and snowmachines. These patrols help monitor recreational and subsistence activities throughout the year. However, due to the vastness of the refuge, most illegal incidents are brought to an officer’s attention through reports made by members of the public.

Please contact the refuge if you have questions.