We hunters and Americans in general owe many thanks to our nation’s game wardens. In addition to enforcing our nation’s laws against poaching, these wildlife and conservation law officers constantly patrol our state and federal lands and also respond to violations on private property all to keep wildlife held in the public trust protected for the public. And they do not hesitate to put their lives on the line. Here is just one case in point.
At 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) game warden on patrol in Humbolt County, Calif., observed a vehicle with several persons spotlighting deer. The warden attempted to conduct a law-enforcement stop when someone in the rear of the vehicle fired at him. A vehicle pursuit ensued with the suspects crashing off the road then fleeing into the woods.