Good LEO Encounter - VDGIF Conservation Officers

Good LEO Encounter - VDGIF Conservation Officers

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    For years I have rehearsed in my head how I should respond when stopped. Nothing went as I rehearsed.

    I was standing at the back of my vehicle uncasing the shotgun having just pulled into one of the areas I like to hunt. It is a remote spot in the George Washington National Forest. No sooner than I put on my safety vest a large Suburban goes by on the road and comes to an abrubt slow skid of a stop. The vehicle backs up and pulls up into the access road where I am now standing. Their windows are tinted and I can't see anything. I am uncertain who is in the vehicle or what they want at this point - just strange behavior.

    A VDGIF Conservation Officer exits the passenger side which pretty much puts my mind at ease that I am not in harms way at this point. She asks if I am going to hunt. Before responding, I inform her of the CCW permit and that I am carrying. She says that is fine, may I see your license? I respond yes sir, uh, sorry, yes maam. I'm a bit flustered at this point being the first stop, not to mention she is pretty.

    I reach into my front pocket (should have told her that is where my wallet is) - with that her partner moved pretty quickly from the drivers seat to the front corner of the vehicle. Guess I made 'em nervous unintentially.

    After checking the license, she asks to see my hunting gun. Once she saw the shotgun and #6 shells, I think she pretty much figured I am not poaching deer and things began to relax. She said the shotgun was a nice one. She checked my permit, asked what I was hunting for, then wished me a good day.

    All is well that ends well.

    BTW, I wish there were more VDGIF officers in the field. Too often I see violations by thoughtless individuals.


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    Game wardens are in one of the more hazardous fields of law enforcement. What some people won't do for a lousy deer.

    As for the blacked-out windows, I'm against them in any vehicles, gov't or otherwise, for many reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Game wardens are in one of the more hazardous fields of law enforcement. What some people won't do for a lousy deer.

    As for the blacked-out windows, I'm against them in any vehicles, gov't or otherwise, for many reasons.
    Amen, on both accounts.

    Ctr, glad there was a happy ending to your first LEO encounter.
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    Glad it went well for you.


    Conservation officers indeed have an extremely dangerous job.
    I would not go out into the field, without a LMT .308 srapped on my back, and 2-3 BUGS.
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