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Richard Yancey WMA Game warden Strike Force surprise,

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The exciting part of the trip was when we got to the truck at dark, the second we opened the door a truck drives up and hits the spot lights. Two wild life and fisheries agents get out and start going over protocol safety checks and made sure we was safe. I have to give recognition to them because they knew what time I got there, vehicle contents, what time I was coming out and conclude by the one gun case I was youth hunting. Long story short they invited us back to the GW camp to go over a few safety regulations. I was thinking man we must be in some kind of trouble but when we arrive they invited us to eat spaghetti while going over the hunting regulations. My son Nick 13 got a little nerve answering questions but was impressed and very interested in their job and all the cool toys. Thanks to the pleasurable encounter my son now wants to pursue a GW career and study biology. What I learned from these respectful agents is; if you think these guys are not on top of their game on the entire WMA you are wrong, they are well educated and informed on all activities. Just a quick reminder on a few things they quizzed on; Be well educated on hunting locations, directions, roads and what season is open and closed and proper gun and shells required during seasons open, have visible orange vest and hat on outer most garment including rain gear!, make sure you complete the WMA card, have all licenses and card on person including tags,, ATV regulations (tire size) and hunting stand requirements. This was the best education class my 13 year old son could receive and he learned be aware if you are an outlaw.

Youth hunt was unsuccessful this weekend due to the weather and pressure system that moved through all two days of youth hunt. Friday before the youth hunt we walked in to set up and 100 yards in we spotted a huge hog, bam!! Both shot guns fired shots of #4 squirrel shot and the hog just would not give up, tracked him but was unable to recover. Saturday the hunt started out as planned waking up at 4 am and walking over a mile and half to the area we have been scouting. Go figure! Before day light and shooting hours we were greeted by a nick buck and two does standing at 30 yards, 80 yards from our hunting location. I was hoping they would circle around but we waited all day in the pouring rain and nothing moved, I mean nothing! Be safe and legal, we will be back next week to revenge the weather.
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Re: Richard Yancey WMA Game warden Strike Force surprise,
great article I would love to see more GW activity around me. THey do a great job and should be recognized. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Richard Yancey WMA Game warden Strike Force surprise,
I hope they patrol the campground along levee during the either sex weekend , a few years ago on the sunday there was a lot of mud riding gone on in the campground lots of unnecessary activity.the only way we will be able to get upgrades in the primitive sights is to take care of what we have. the state will not pour money into something that will get destroyed.
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