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Thanks to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

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I know that alot of people get on the site and have negative run in's with agents from time to time and like bashing the Wildlife and Fisheries. Yesterday afternoon my son and his girlfriend left going to Slidell to build duck blinds near a friend of our's house he has a 16 foot boat and a gator tail he ended up running it a ground and getting stuck at 530 he got out to push and couldnt break the suction at 7 p.m. I called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and they had him call them on his cell phone they pinged his location and was able to locate him on the GPS they did not have a boat capable of getting to him. Some friends of his were able to get with Agent Fox of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries he coordinated with other agents and also were able to get a Federal Agent involved from the area that was familiar with the marsh and also had a Air Boat at 10:20 p.m. he called to say they were pulling up next to him in the Air Boat he and his girlfriend were cold and wet as you can imagine. They pulled them out of the marsh and got them back to land. Agent Fox then called me back to assure me they were safe as most parents can imagine that was a phone call from heaven. My son come to find out was in an area he was not suppose to be with an air cooled engine and written an citation for his violation as far as I am concerned this was a small price to pay for the service he was granted by the professionals we have both on a State and Federal level in our Wildlife and Fisheries Department again I can not thank Agent Fox and the other guys enough for what they accomplished for me and my family. These guys risk there lives just like all law enforcement branches and 9 out of 10 people they speak with are armed think about this next time you see an Agent in the field and thank him for doing his job and helping preserve the wild life that we all love so much.
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Good story
Thanks for posting some positive information....
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Totally Agree!
CWB, I totally agree with Ya', they are out there doing a thankless job that needs to be done and when "Life & Limb" are in danger they ALL kickit in high gear, trying to make the difference between life and death.

To bad about the ticket...but sometimes thats a small price to pay for "Going before we're Knowing" and like you said...especially in their situation..:-)

A Story with a Good Ending!

Thanks LDWF and Thanks to ALL 1st Responders and Law Officers for LIVING BY the LAW YOU UPHOLD and Giving Your ALL to Make a Difference!!!

THANK YOU!!!
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CRAZEY WIHTE BOY JR.
yA GOTTA LISTEN TO MAMA AND YA PAPA YOU STILL BE GROWING UP. iF YA GONNA PLAY IN THE MARSH ON THEM WMA'S YA GOTTATA LEARN THE RULES FIRST,TO BIG A MOTOR FOR WHERE YA WAS AT FIRST,LEARN ABOUT THE NORTH WIND AND THE MARSH,THAT WILL REALLY MESS YA UP,GET YOU A BOAT BLIND ,SAVE YA SOME MISERY ,INSTEAD OF BUILDING A BLIND IN EVERY PLACE,WMA'S ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE ,EVEN IF YOU BUILD THE BLIND,THIS CAN REALLY BE A PAIN IN THEa@#.eVERY BODY OWNS THE PUBLIC MARSH.gALD TO SEE YA MADE IT OUT OK.fishduck
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good news
It is nice to hear that they helped!A buddy of mine sunk his boat in the lower pearl last year and when we showed up at the launch to go help him two agents said to us "kinda late huh" we said no we're goin to help our buddy that sunk his boat.Can you believe they laughed and said "yea we saw them,hahaha"!!Guess it all depends on there character! Again,glad to see you got the help you needed!
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Good Guys
Like I said Special Thanks to all involved Great Job
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they done a good job
It wasn't a problem Charlie. I told your son that I might be in the same shoes one day and need his help. I know he would do the same for me. The big thanks needs to go to Agent Keith Fox and the Federal Agent for leaving their off time from their families to save some people's lives. My hat is off to them.
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No Problem CWB
The active respondants in the airboat were Sr. Agt. Francis of LDWF and Agt. Downy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Sr. Agt. Fox remained in touch with Agt. Francis and maintained communication with CWB trying to keep him updated and calm in what was surely a frightening situation. I can't speak for these agents but knowing them all,I beleive they would feel similarly), It's part of their job, the outcome of this specific situation was outstanding. Those guys and all law enforcement deserve loads of respect and are doin gus a favor even when they aren't dealing with us.
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Hats Off
My hats off to all involved again. They were all professionals and helped my family out in a time of need.

Thanks Again,
Crazy White Boy
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Follow through...
Write a letter to a high level supervisor (not their immediate supervisor). Kudos on a positive report. Lots of people are quick to whine, gripe and complain while too few share good news.

Personally, I'm impressed that even though they wrote your boy a ticket, you still view the incident in a positive light. It shows that you're one of the "good guys" and not like most of the knuckleheads around here. We need more logical and reasonable people like you in the world.
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Knuckle Heads
I actually cut and pasted this article that I wrote on here and emailed it to the LDW&F in Baton Rouge I hope they give the guys the recognition they deserve. My son should have known the rules before he went into the area. I am not a duck hunter I deer hunt but I know the rules of the area that I am hunting before I get to it or go to scout and set up. I told him to use this as a learning experiece and look at that fine as a small price to pay for not freezing in the marsh for the night. At least it was cold Sunday and the mosquitos were not carrying them off as well. Always have to look at what could have transpired and how bad things really could have been before making your final conclusion. Again the Agents were all willing to help and leave the football games and families behind to help out a perfect stranger in the middle of the night and for that my hats are off to these guys in uniform.
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