Enforcement Division

Fred Maulson


     Boozhoo and welcome to the GLIFWC Enforcement Page. GLIFWC’s Enforcement Division is primarily responsible for monitoring all off-reservation treaty harvest seasons in the ceded territories and enforcing the tribal codes that regulate each season.

     Our staff of fully certified conservation officers, many who are cross-deputized with the state of Wisconsin, are stationed throughout the ceded territories in north central Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The scope of our program includes fish and game protection, public safety services, training, and public education/outreach.

     GLIFWC Enforcement officers are committed to serving GLIFWC’s member tribes and to the protection of their treaty rights and the natural resources on which they depend.

                                           Baaswewe Fred Maulson
                                           Chief Conservation Officer


Ceded Territory Patrol


     GLIFWC Enforcement’s goal is to protect the fish and game within the ceded territories through both education and patrol. GLIFWC wardens routinely patrol and monitor treaty harvest activities in the ceded territories of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, checking for infractions of tribal codes governing treaty harvest seasons. Violations are cited into tribal courts.glifwc patch Fond du Lac Mille Lacs Band St. Croix tribe Lac Courte Oreilles Red Cliff Bad River Lac du Flambeau Sokaogon Chippewa/Mole Lake Lac Vieux Desert Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Bay Mills Indian Community Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission


     The specific goals of patrol are:
badge Commercial Fisheries in Lake Superior

—to educate and prevent illegal harvest and waste

Report a Ghost Net

badge Spearing/netting

—to educate and prevent illegal harvest and waste

badge Game/trapping

—to educate and prevent illegal harvest and waste

badge Gathering

—to educate and prevent illegal harvest and waste

badge Safeguarding Habitat

—to educate and prevent spread of invasive species and practices that degrade or threaten habitat for fish and game


badge Tribal Court


badge Training


badge Youth Outreach


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