WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT SECTION
The Wildlife Law Enforcement Section of the Department of Fish and Wildlife is responsible for the preservation of
Navajo Nation’s fish, wildlife and plant resources on a full time basis through the enforcement of all fish and wildlife
laws or regulations as established by the Resources Committee of the Navajo Nation Council or the Navajo Nation
Council and certain federal laws that apply to the Navajo Nation with the assistance of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
In addition to law enforcement duties, the Section also assists other Department Sections by collecting biological
data, taking creel surveys, documenting wildlife observations, etc., and performing information and education
functions. The Section assists Tribal members and other Indians in securing protected and non-protected wildlife
parts for religious and cultural purposes.
The Section also operates the Department’s Operation Game Thief (OGT) and Hunter Education programs. For more
information on how you can help protect the Navajo Nation’s resources against poaching (OGT), or if you want to learn
more about the requirements and scheduling of our Hunter Education Program, click on the appropriate links.