Law Enforcement

Irrigated fields

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintains a law enforcement presence on all national wildlife refuges.

Federal law enforcement officers ensure the safety of the public and the protection of natural resources. They address illegal activities, including poaching, taking of endangered species, dumping of trash, illegal operation of all-terrain vehicles, trespassing and more.

To report a violation on Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, please call 911 and contact the refuge office at (575)-835-1828. 

Refuge Rules and Regulations can be found under our Rules and Regulations section or Hunting and Fishing sections.


If there is a situation please note the following:

  • Location
  • Description of activity or person(s)
  • Is it a medical, fire, or law enforcement issue?

 Either call 911 or contact the refuge office at (575)-835-1828.



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

Helpful Links:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Law Enforcement

Digest of Federal Resource Laws 

New Mexico Game and Fish