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.