Just read your story about Game Wardens and tend to agree with it. Especially about the younger guys packing a badge. They seem to think they have some ideal or standard they have to live up to that makes them seem standoffish. Once they get a few years under their belts they seem to mellow. I for one am happy to run into G&F when I am out & about. I was just up scouting for a couple of elk hunters I will be taking out at the end of the month and ran in the WM (Wildlife Manager here in Az) of the unit. We spent about 45 mins gabbing and going over my maps and he saved me a couple of days wandering and many miles of shoe leather by pointing me in the right direction. Of course it helps that I am a Hunter Ed Instructor, but I usually don't bring that up until well into the conversation. I have never had any problems with G&F personel, but I also follow the laws so they have no problem with me.