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#2470913 - 03/26/13 09:01 AM What's been your experience with Game Wardens???
yotehunter57 Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/19/09
Posts: 2465
Loc: Arkansas
My experiences have all been very positive, with them just doing their jobs, like checking fishing liscenses.

Before he retired, I worked with one to stop "Road hunting" in my area. At one time it was so bad, jerks would stop in front of your house and shoot out of the window.
There are peeple who don't like me for it, but I really don't care what they think.

Shayne
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#2471012 - 03/26/13 11:12 AM Re: What's been your experience with Game Wardens??? [Re: yotehunter57]
dog1whckr Offline
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Registered: 05/25/08
Posts: 2490
Loc: Wyoming
Everyone I have ever encountered(for the first time) act and look like your a violator. Even after you get to know them they SEEM to be questioning your behavior; even if you are the most honest sportsmen out there. Give me the impression they are more cop than the civilian version. Maybe I just look like a violator to them.

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#2471015 - 03/26/13 11:16 AM Re: What's been your experience with Game Wardens??? [Re: yotehunter57]
HardwickN Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 769
Loc: Indiana/ Germany/Idaho
its always hit or miss with me. have ran into some real A holes and other just out doing thier job. some have even pointed me in a direction of game.
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#2471361 - 03/26/13 07:44 PM Re: What's been your experience with Game Wardens??? [Re: yotehunter57]
CSM52 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 483
Loc: North Carolina
Around here they are either excelent to deal with and talk to and others well....they thing their badge is a safegaurd and let them do anything.
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#2471427 - 03/26/13 09:00 PM Re: What's been your experience with Game Wardens??? [Re: HardwickN]
fw707 Offline
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 9365
Loc: Roadside watermelon stand
Originally Posted By: HardwickN
its always hit or miss with me. have ran into some real A holes and other just out doing thier job. some have even pointed me in a direction of game.


That seems to be a common opinion. Some are good guys, and some are real "A holes".

So let me ask a question:

Are all of the Troopers or deputies that stop you for speeding or running a stop sign "good guys", or are some of them "A holes"?
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#2471481 - 03/26/13 10:00 PM Re: What's been your experience with Game Wardens??? [Re: yotehunter57]
DesertRam Offline
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Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 8592
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
My experience with NM game wardens have all be positive. I've probably had personal encounters with wardens a dozen times over the years and have had no issues. "How's it going, seen anything, had any luck, what are they biting on, can I take a look at your license, have a good day." My one encounter with a WY game warden was likewise not unpleasant.

Some work "harder" to find something wrong to give you a hard time over, but I've never had one really go on the attack.
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#2471490 - 03/26/13 10:10 PM Re: What's been your experience with Game Wardens??? [Re: yotehunter57]
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Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 16245
Loc: Missouri
I think they are all human and as such are subject to the failings of the human race as a whole. Guess I’ve been pretty lucky; I haven’t had any bad encounters with any of our Missouri Conservation Agents. I have worked closely with some of them professionally and I have been checked while hunting and fishing when they didn’t know me from Adam and I have always been treated professionally. The only outdoor specific officer I have ever felt had a bit of an attitude was a U.S. Forest Service Ranger. As it was he recognized me and knew where I worked, he had been “let go” from my agency several years before and I am quite sure that had everything to do with his attitude. There wasn’t a problem this was just a routine check while my dad and I cleaned some game in the field but when he realized who I was he immediately stiffened up. He moved on quickly and it was a non-issue other than my dad commented how awkward the encounter seemed. That was the human factor within the Forest Ranger; it certainly wasn’t on my end as I hardly knew the guy.
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#2471491 - 03/26/13 10:11 PM Re: What's been your experience with Game Wardens??? [Re: yotehunter57]
wvyotehunter68 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/13
Posts: 351
Loc: wv
I had a bad encounter with one I was looking at deer with a light (spotlighting) I had no weapons or anything that could be used for killing. In the tuck. I was outside my vehicle looking at deer. Well the gamewarden saw me and I guess he needs to reread the laws because what I was doing was completly legal. Well to make the story short I was not charged for anything I was right he was wrong. He acted like a. Towards me the whole time
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#2471494 - 03/26/13 10:12 PM Re: What's been your experience with Game Wardens??? [Re: yotehunter57]
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Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 6884
Loc: AZ, Phoenix
I have had good experiences, most of the time they tell me where they have seen coyotes.
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#2472437 - 03/28/13 09:27 AM Re: What's been your experience with Game Wardens??? [Re: fw707]
HardwickN Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 769
Loc: Indiana/ Germany/Idaho
no thats just out doing their jobs. some are A Holes about it and some are cool about it. If Im breaking the law then Im breaking the law. I expect to get a ticket or at least a warning. But I Have had one treat me like I was breaking the law when I wasnt. That is what I ment about being an A Hole. Some LEO are out there to burn any one and every one they can. Some give people the benifite of the dought that hey maybe it truely was an accident or they just tuely did misunder stand the gray areas.

I have only ever ran into one that was being a real A. He thought we were breaking the law. it was a very very gray are in the law book. I called headquarters and explained the situation. he wasnt to happy that I went above his head but every one around knew that he was a real stickler for that small print stuff and always had his own interpratation of what the book said. Needless to say we didnt get ticketed. All other have always been very friendly and just out doing their jobs. I have no problem with that as I cant stand people who have no regards for the law.


Edited by HardwickN (03/28/13 09:39 AM)
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#2472601 - 03/28/13 01:52 PM Re: What's been your experience with Game Wardens??? [Re: fw707]
brained Offline
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Registered: 11/14/07
Posts: 543
Loc: SE Texas
Originally Posted By: fw707
Originally Posted By: HardwickN
its always hit or miss with me. have ran into some real A holes and other just out doing thier job. some have even pointed me in a direction of game.


That seems to be a common opinion. Some are good guys, and some are real "A holes".

So let me ask a question:

Are all of the Troopers or deputies that stop you for speeding or running a stop sign "good guys", or are some of them "A holes"?


Agreed. My experience is there isn't an in between either. As far as troopers, have dealt with a few (little right foot heavy occasionally), they have all seemed to be stern, but fair, very serious, as they should be, generally not a holes though.

Common LEO, I had a few run ins in my younger days, they were hit and miss, some were a holes, some were stern but fair, and others were real cool.

Other peoples experiences I'm sure differ.


Edited by brained (03/28/13 01:53 PM)

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#2472628 - 03/28/13 02:21 PM Re: What's been your experience with Game Wardens??? [Re: fw707]
HardwickN Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 769
Loc: Indiana/ Germany/Idaho
Originally Posted By: fw707
Originally Posted By: HardwickN
its always hit or miss with me. have ran into some real A holes and other just out doing thier job. some have even pointed me in a direction of game.


That seems to be a common opinion. Some are good guys, and some are real "A holes".

So let me ask a question:

Are all of the Troopers or deputies that stop you for speeding or running a stop sign "good guys", or are some of them "A holes"?


It deppends on their demeaner. you can have a boss that is a realy A. and you can have one that is stern. there is very much so a diffrence between an A$* and some one who is stern and professional. some act like you have already broken the law and your on Americas most wanted list and others are just out doing thier job. checking to make sure you are legal and not breaking the law.
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#2472640 - 03/28/13 02:31 PM Re: What's been your experience with Game Wardens??? [Re: brained]
Redfrog Offline
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Registered: 12/12/01
Posts: 17886
Loc: Palliser Triangle, Alberta
I have always been borderline crazy about hunting and fishing,as well as guiding for years, so I've met a lot of game wardens.

I've found thenm to be like all the hunters I've met. Some friendly, some not so much, some a total disgrace to the job and some so helpful they were like lifelong friends. In fact some have become lifelong friends.

I have met some that were just incompetent and others who were just high on authority. I have a few good stories both good and bad that still make me smile.

For the most part they have been like any one else doing a job.
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#2473277 - 03/29/13 10:43 AM Re: What's been your experience with Game Wardens??? [Re: yotehunter57]
catcapper Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/21/05
Posts: 136
Loc: Westcliffe,CO.
The bunny cops here are godlike--- mainly revenuers for the state.

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#2473278 - 03/29/13 10:44 AM Re: What's been your experience with Game Wardens??? [Re: dog1whckr]
yotehunter57 Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/19/09
Posts: 2465
Loc: Arkansas
Originally Posted By: dog1whckr
Everyone I have ever encountered(for the first time) act and look like your a violator. Even after you get to know them they SEEM to be questioning your behavior; even if you are the most honest sportsmen out there. Give me the impression they are more cop than the civilian version. Maybe I just look like a violator to them.


When I was younger we had one that was a major AAAA=HOLE. He would have loaded your gun and held the light to get you to poach a deer.

When the GW that I worked with to stop the road hunting by my house retired, it took a lttle while with the new guys, to get them on board with me.
Now they know if I call them, it's over something potentially dangerous, like the road huntng or spotlighting deer, where a person or house could get shot.

Shayne
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