Find Your State Wildlife Enforcement Agency

State Wildlife Law Enforcement investigators work with the US Fish and Wildlife Office of law Enforcement to enforce Federal and State wildlife laws. Special agents investigate crimes that range from international wildlife smuggling to unlawful migratory game bird hunting. Like all criminal investigators, they collect evidence, interview witnesses, interrogate subjects, conduct surveillance, plan raids, make arrests, and help prepare cases for court.

Federal Agents often work with partners which may include include work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Homeland Security Investigations on wildlife smuggling cases and cooperative investigations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency involving oil spills, industrial contaminants or pesticides. Special agents also team with State counterparts to enforce regulations that govern waterfowl and dove hunting and assist the States in detecting and deterring the interstate exploitation of State-protected species, including big game animals and fishery resources.

You can report a crime to the US Agency US FWS by calling 844-FWS-tips (844-397-8477) or your State agency. You will find numbers and access to the protected species in your state by searching for your State in the list below.

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Report a crime
to the US Agency US FWS
by calling 844-FWS-tips (844-397-8477)
or your State agency

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

https://www.outdooralabama.com/hunter-resources/law-enforcement-contacts

Contacts: 800-272-4263

Endangered Species:https://ballotpedia.org/Endangered_species_in_Alabama

Alaska Department of Fish and Game.  Division of Alaska Wildlife Troopers  https://www.fws.gov/alaska/law/report.htm

contact:  800-478-3377  Possible reward.

Endangered Species: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=specialstatus.akendangered

Arizona Game & Fish
https://www.azgfd.com/ogt/

Contact: 800-352-0700. Rewards up to $500

Endangered Species: https://www.azgfd.com/Wildlife/NonGameManagement/

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission  www.agfc.com/en/enforcement

Chief of Enforcement :501-223-6381 Poaching:800-482-9262

Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/Species/species-info.html

California Department of Fish and Wildlife. www.wildlife.ca.gov

Contact:888-334-2258. Rewards up to $1000

Endangered Species: lists under Species Management https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation

Colorado Parks and Wildlife www.cpw.state.co.us.  https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/OGT.aspx  Rewards up to $500.

Contact: 877-265-6648

Endangered Species: https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/SOC-ThreatenedEndangeredList.aspx

Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police.  www.ct.gov/deep/cwp or
https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2690&q=322474&deepNav_GID=1649

Contact:  800-842-4357

Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/endangered/map/ct-info.html

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission www.myfwc.com

Contact: 888-404-3922. Rewards up to $1000

Endangered Species: https://myfwc.com/media/1945/threatened-endangered-species.pdf

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division. www.gadnrle.org or
https://gadnrle.org/ranger-hotline

Contact: 800-241-4113

Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/athens/endangered.html

Hawaii Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement   

https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/docare/

Contact: 808-587-0066

Endangered Species:  http://www.earthsendangered.com/continent

Idaho Department of Fish and Game Enforcement. https://idfg.idaho.gov/enforcement

Contact :800-632-5999 . Rewards up to $600.

Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/idaho/promo.cfm?id=177175746

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement. www.dnr.illinois.gov/lawenforcement .

Contact:  217-782-6302

Endangered Species: https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/ESPB/Pages/default.aspx

Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Law Enforcement.  www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/ or https://www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/2745.htm

Contact: 800-847-4367

Endangered Species:  https://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/lists/indiana-spp.html

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Law Enforcement www.iowadnr.gov or https://www.iowadnr.gov/tip

Contact: 800-532-2020. Rewards up to $1000

Endangered Species:  https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/rule/571.77.2.pdf

Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism Law Enforcement. www.ksoutdoors.com.

Contact: 877-426-3843

Endangered Species: https://ksoutdoors.com/Services/Threatened-and-Endangered-Wildlife/Kansas-Threatened-and-Endangered-Species-Statewide

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. https://fw.ky.gov/enforcement.

Contact: 800-252-5378

Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/frankfort/pdf/KY_TE_List_02082019.pdf

Maryland Department of Natural Resources. www.dnr.maryland.gov/nrp

Contact: 443-433-4112. Rewards.

Endangered Species: http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/rte/rteanimals

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Enforcement Division.  www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement  

Contact: 800-652-9093. Rewards up to $1000

Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/lists/minnesot-spp.html

Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Law Enforcement.

https://www.mdwfp.com/law-enforcement/

Contact: 800-237-6278

Endangered Species: https://mswildlife.org/education/endangered-mississippi-species/

Missouri Department of Conservation.

https://mdc.mo.gov/contact-engage/report-problems-illegal-activity/operation-game-thief

Contact: 800-392-1111. Rewards up to $1000

Endangered Species: https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/status/endangered

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. http://fwp.mt.gov/enforcement/tipmont/poaching/

Contact: 800-847-6668. Rewards up to $1000

Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/montanafieldoffice/Endangered_Species/Listed_Species/TEClist.pdf

Nebraska Game Parks.  http://outdoornebraska.gov/conservationofficers

Contact:  800-742-7627. Rewards.

Endangered Species: http://rarespecies.nebraska.gov/species/

Nevada Department of Wildlife.  www.ndow.org/Our_Agency/Divisions/Law_Enforcement/  

Contact:  800-992-3030. Rewards up to $1000

Poaching: http://www.ndow.org/Laws/Operation_Game_Thief/http://www.ndow.org/Laws/Operation_Game_Thief/

Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/nevada/protected_species/nevada_species_list.html

New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife https://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ogt.htm

Contact:  855-648-8477

Endangered Species: https://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/tandespp.htm

New Mexico Game and Fish.  http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/enforcement/

Contact: 800-432-4263. Rewards up to $750

Endangered Species: https://ballotpedia.org/Endangered_species_in_New_Mexico#Listed_species

New York Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement  https://www.fws.gov/le/

Contact: 844-397-8477

Endangered Species: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7494.html

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.  https://www.ncwildlife.org/Contacts#551691-h2agency-servicesh2

Contact: 800-662-7137 for wildlife violations.  For Poaching: 855-WILDTIP. Rewards up to $1000

Endangered Species: https://bit.ly/2XBaIiN

North Dakota  Game and Fish Department.  https://gf.nd.gov/contact-us

Contact: 800-472-2121

Endangered Species: https://gf.nd.gov/wildlife/endangered

Ohio Department of Natural Resources. http://ohiodnr.gov/lawenforcement

Contact: 614-265-6817  

Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/lists/ohio-spp.html

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Law Enforcement.  https://www.wildlifedepartment.com  https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/contact

Contact: 405-521-3851

Endangered Species: https://greenokla.com/oklahomas-endangered-species/

Oregon  State Police Fish and Wildlife Division  https://www.oregon.gov/osp/fw/pages/index.aspx Contact: 800-452-7888

Reward up to $1000.

Endangered species: https://www.fws.gov/oregonfwo/promo.cfm?id=177175701

Pennsylvania  Game Commission: Operation Game Thief.  www.pgc.state.pa.us

Contact: 888-PGC-8001.  Potential reward: $250

Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/endangered/map/pa-info.html

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Law Enforcement

http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/law/

Contact: 401-222-3070

Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/endangered/map/RI-info.html

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement http://www.dnr.sc.gov/divisions/law.html

Contact: 800-922-5431

Endangered Species: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/species/index.html

South Dakota  Wildlife Law Enforcement  https://gfpga.sd.gov/agency/law-enforcement

Contact: 888-683-7224.  Rewards up to $500.

Link to threatened and endangered: https://gfpga.sd.gov/wildlife/threatened-endangered/threatened-species

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency www.tn.gov/twra/law-enforcement.htm

Contact: West Tennessee: 800-831-1173; Middle Tennessee 800-255-8972;

Cumberland Plateau 833-402-4699; East Tennessee 80083101174.  Up to $1000 reward.

Wildlife management – endangered species: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/tennessee/endangered_species.html

Texas  Parks & Wildlife Department

https://tpwd.texas.gov/about/administration-divisions/law-enforcement

Contact: Director of Law Enforcement: 512-389-4845

Endangered species : https://ballotpedia.org/Endangered_species_in_Texas

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources https://wildlife.utah.gov/law-enforcement.html

Contact: 800-662-3337 Reward up to $1000.

List of wildlife species of concern: https://dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov/ucdc/ViewReports/SS_List.pdf

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department https://vtfishandwildlife.com/about-us/department-divisions/law-enforcement

Contact: Operation Game Thief: 800-752-5378 or 802-828-1529

Endangered and Threatened Species: https://vtfishandwildlife.com/conserve/wildlife

Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/conservation-police/wildlife-violation/

Contact: 800-237-5712 or WildCrime@dgif.virginia.gov

Threatened, endangered and species of concern:  https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/

West Virginia  Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Section

http://www.wvdnr.gov/LEnforce/Law.shtm

Contact: 304-558-2784  

Endangered Species : http://www.wvdnr.gov/Wildlife/PDFFiles/TElist.pdf

Wisconsin  Department of Natural Resources https://dnr.wi.gov/contact/hotline.html

Contact: 800-847-9367

Endangered and Threatened Species  https://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/pubs/er/ER001.pdf

Wyoming Game and Fish Department https://wgfd.wyo.gov/law-enforcement/stop-poaching

Contact: 877-943-3847

Endangered Species https://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/es/endangered.php

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