Originally Posted by mattman
When you come sneaking into my camp with a weapon, I'm going to consider you some sort of whack job that I should view as a threat, as opposed to a public servant that I should respect, even if you are being payed good tax payer dollars, therefore" Just doing your job". There are lots of quality river rangers out there, we don't need to pay for a bunch of clowns sneaking around in the bushes.
I was going to also mention that fact. I carry a gun and keep it handy on the river. If some plain clothed, armed, D-bag walked out of the bushes like that at me I would also consider it a threat. No self respecting LEO should be acting like this.
If the put in search stories are true that's just plain ole violation of our Bill of Rights. I'll never consent to a cop to snoop around my things to satisfy his ego. Doesn't matter if there's nothing in my bags.
I am all for game rangers checking fish licenses and river patrol keeping us educated and appreciate their efforts handling the camps for fire and trash violations. The Middle Fork is a beautiful place because of hard working rangers who have done an excellent job thus far. I pay my permit fees, invasive sticker fees without reservation because it helps keep the place awesome. This shit that were discussing now is just stupid.
+1 on some DBag cop who couldn't get a permit.