I spent 30 years in law enforcement and worked with many game wardens. I have also had personnel experience with game wardens in private life (never on the wrong side of the law) and I know that game wardens have their limitations. Virtually all game wardens would like to assist you with problems described in this thread, but even when it is the game warden's desire to help you, there are many factors working against that desire. Go back and ask the people you have spoken to about the legal and logistical problems impeding their goals of helping every hunter in every situation. Those conversations will be very enlightening.They take waste and theft seriously and I promise you after speaking with several about similar situations they're more than happy to help you A. get your game animal back and B. put charges forth to the guilty party!!