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.
Download the pdf
list of state
wildlife enforcement agencies
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
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
Endangered Species: https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/SOC-ThreatenedEndangeredList.aspx
Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police. www.ct.gov/deep/cwp or
Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/endangered/map/ct-info.html
Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife www.dnrec.delaware.gov or
Contact: 800-292-3030. Rewards up to $1000
Endangered Species: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/NHESP/information/Pages/Endangered.aspx
Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Law Enforcement. www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/ or https://www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/2745.htm
Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/lists/indiana-spp.html
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.
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries. www.wlf.louisiana.gov or
Contact: 800-442-2511. Rewards.
Endangered Species: https://ballotpedia.org/Endangered_species_in_Louisiana#Listed_species
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Michigan Department of Natural Resources https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Michigan_WMD/visit/law_enforcement.html
Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/midwest/Endangered/lists/michigan-cty.html
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.
Endangered Species: https://mswildlife.org/education/endangered-mississippi-species/
Missouri Department of Conservation.
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
Nevada Department of Wildlife. www.ndow.org/Our_Agency/Divisions/Law_Enforcement/
Contact: 800-992-3030. Rewards up to $1000
Endangered Species: https://www.fws.gov/nevada/protected_species/nevada_species_list.html
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
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
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
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
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/