I've had several FWC encounters over the years, and can only remember 2 being "bad". Neither of the bad experiences were the result of getting in trouble (I didn't) but were the result of officers' attitudes. Also, both of those encounters involved fishing, not hunting, and happened nearly 10 years ago. Since then I've been checked numerous times after fishing and hunting, and every experience I've had has been a positive one. Be courteous and respectful and they'll treat you the same way...I've been stopped for several minor violations that resulted from carelessness on my part (forgetting my wallet&license at home, forgetting to bring an extra lifejacket for someone, etc.) and could have easily resulted in an expensive ticket, but I've always been polite to the officers that stopped me, and so far I've only received warnings. If you're rude and disrespectful, I can almost guarantee you that you'll get a ticket. I watched a couple of @****** at the landing last year walk away with hefty fines because they were rude and argumentative from the start. Had they kept their mouths shut, they would have gotten lucky and walked away with a warning for lifejackets and a whistle...but they ran their mouths, and pissed off officers are much more inclined to check everything out thoroughly. I don't know what all they got caught with, but that officer was still writing them tickets when I drove off 10 minutes later, and their birds were confiscated.