But perhaps in a sign of changing times, a game warden's job has gotten more dangerous, and even deadly. Last week a routine stop by two game wardens in Washington state ended in a car chase and a shootout. Fish and Wildlife officer Chad McGary was checking anglers at Crab Creek when he ran into 18-year-old Garcia Meraz and Meraz's father who did not have a fishing license. While talking to the two anglers, the game warden heard a clicking sound coming from Meraz's pocket and he told Meraz to freeze. Instead of complying, Meraz shoved McGary and drew a .45-caliber handgun, pointing it at the warden's head.