Refuge Law Enforcement

Protecting Your National Wildlife Refuges

Federal Wildlife Officer

Report Wildlife Crimes

Information on wildlife crimes or crimes on National Wildlife Refuges can be reported anonymously by calling or emailing the NWR TIPs Line. Both are available 24 hours a day. Ethical hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers provide the best information to catch criminals. Your tips and eyewitness accounts are invaluable in protecting wildlife and punishing poachers.

Do not attempt to stop a crime yourself. Be safe and be a good witness. You can call anonymously — or work with officers as a confidential informant — but the sooner you contact us, the faster we can respond, gather evidence and catch the criminals.

When reporting try to provide as much information as possible, such as:

  • What happened
  • Where it happened, being as specific as possible
  • Who was involved, describing persons (names if known), vehicles (license numbers are crucial), names of other witnesses
  • When did it happen (date and time are very important!)

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, call 911 or your local sheriff's office or police department.

1-844-FWS-TIPS (397-8477)

Don't allow the actions of a few outlaws to spoil the Natural Resources of our Country!

Who We Are

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What We Do

Federal Wildlife Officer.

Career Information

Federal Wildlife Officers.
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Last modified: March 02, 2016
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