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Nov-04-16, 
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"antelope island"

What is the best horse trail to to see the big deer and buffalo?

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: antelope i...  hossblur      Nov-04-16   1 
  RE: antelope i...  YELUM      Nov-04-16   2 
   RE: antelope i...  hossblur      Nov-05-16   5 
   RE: antelope i...  Zeke      Nov-06-16   6 
    RE: antelope i...  hossblur      Nov-07-16   7 
     RE: antelope i...  YELUM      Nov-07-16   8 
     RE: antelope i...  Zeke      Nov-07-16   9 
      RE: antelope i...  offhuntn      Nov-07-16   10 
       RE: antelope i...  Zeke      Nov-07-16   11 
  RE: antelope i...  YELUM      Nov-04-16   3 
   RE: antelope i...  offhuntn      Nov-04-16   4 
    RE: antelope i...  hossblur      Nov-07-16   12 
     RE: antelope i...  YELUM      Nov-07-16   13 
      RE: antelope i...  hossblur      Nov-07-16   14 
       RE: antelope i...  Zeke      Nov-07-16   15 
        RE: antelope i...  hossblur      Nov-08-16   16 
 RE: antelope i...  BrowningRage      Nov-08-16   17 
  RE: antelope i...  offhuntn      Nov-08-16   18 
   RE: antelope i...  Zeke      Nov-08-16   19 
   RE: antelope i...  hossblur      Nov-08-16   20 

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hossblur
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Nov-04-16, 
11:47 AM (MST)
1. "RE: antelope island"

Main road. Might want to check though, island gets closed for denny and doyle during his hunt, might want to call first


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YELUM
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Nov-04-16, 
02:06 PM (MST)
2. "RE: antelope island"

You're out of touch Hoss. Denny an't hunting it, this year or last. And they don't close it down. Never have.

Yelum

YBU

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hossblur
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Nov-05-16, 
12:09 PM (MST)
5. "RE: antelope island"

>You're out of touch Hoss.
>Denny an't hunting it, this
>year or last. And
>they don't close it down.
> Never have.
>
>Yelum
>
>YBU
>
>

Sarcasim my friend, sarcasm


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Zeke
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Nov-06-16, 
08:01 PM (MST)
6. "RE: antelope island"

>You're out of touch Hoss.
>Denny an't hunting it, this
>year or last. And
>they don't close it down.
> Never have.
>
>Yelum
>

Hoss isn't out of touch!
He was Just trying to pass off poor behavior and false inflammatory comments as sarcasm. Par.
Zeke

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hossblur
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Nov-07-16, 
00:14 AM (MST)
7. "RE: antelope island"

>>You're out of touch Hoss.
>>Denny an't hunting it, this
>>year or last. And
>>they don't close it down.
>> Never have.
>>
>>Yelum
>>
>
>Hoss isn't out of touch!
>He was Just trying to pass
>off poor behavior and false
>inflammatory comments as sarcasm. Par.
>
>Zeke

Yet even yelum repeated the main road comment. When the pics of the 6 point they kill come up, look behind it at the road, doyle and all have watched it, from the main road.

Ok, not closed, how about exclusive? Head start? No competition?

Zeke, $fw won that one, why are you so pissy about it? If i say its the roughest, most grueling hunt in the lower 48, will you not kick your dog anymore?

Why do you care anyway, bgf just announced they are saving the moose, this island thing is old news.


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YELUM
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Nov-07-16, 
09:13 AM (MST)
8. "RE: antelope island"

Hossblur,
I'll give you this, its a different kind of hunt. Niether of us know if its the easiest in the country, but a great buck is a sure thing. So far, each of the 10 hunts have lasted 1 day. Each hunter has killed the buck they wanted. This year, niether hunter will kill a 6 point, and its doubtful you'll see the pavement in the distance. OF the 10 hunts, only two have been killed on the East side. One was kill right on the top. 7 were killed on the West side.

Exclusive? Sure, there are only two hunters, one at a time. Both are exclusive with no compitition. Does one have a head start? Yes, but has that mattered? 1st year, the auction guy killed a 39 inch 239 buck, the state hunter had to settled for a 37 inch 245 buck. Do you fill bad for him.

The 2nd year, the Auction guy killed a 36 inch 270 buck, the state hunter killed a 33 inch 255 buck. Without Doyles help, that hunter would have most likely killed 30 Inch 190 class buck. Thats the best buck they saw on their own. They were not prepared for that hunt, what so ever.

Only the 3rd year of the hunt, was the auction hunters buck significantly bigger than the state hunters. And most on here liked the state hunters buck better

The 4th year, Denny got his 40 incher, and the state hunter, a lady, killed the biggest deer on the island thanks to Doyle. Without him, she most likely would have killed the 1st descent buck they saw.

Last year, both bucks were about 231 inches, both mid 30's.

There have been 5 state hunters kill deer out there. Same island, same tame deer, same exclusive easy hunt. But in 5 years, you have yet to critisize, or make fun of the state hunter. That would make most believe that your issue isn't with the hunt itself, just the guy that guides the 1st hunter.

Yelum

YBU

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Zeke
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Nov-07-16, 
10:41 AM (MST)
9. "RE: antelope island"

Hoss,
I don't care really but evidently you care enough to spew untruths on the internet and then try to pass them off as sarcasm. This seems like your modus operandi when you have nothing constructive to say.
Untruths and wild accusations seem to follow you like a stink cloud.

The island hunt isn't my cup of tea but I'm surely not the anti hunter about AI that you are. The resource can and should be used by hunters rather than "protecting" it for your personal petting zoo just because you live close by. The more we "protect" at all cost, the more we lose.

Zeke

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Nov-07-16, 
01:28 PM (MST)
10. "RE: antelope island"

Boys Boys WOW, All I was asking was where to go see some good bucks on the island. I thought it would be fun to go out and see. Thanks to those who gave me a few ideas. Does this forum have a minimum testosterone level that is required because if so I might have to go get checked.

GEESH

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Zeke
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Nov-07-16, 
02:04 PM (MST)
11. "RE: antelope island"

>Boys Boys WOW, All I was
>asking was where to go
>see some good bucks on
>the island. I thought it
>would be fun to go
>out and see. Thanks to
>those who gave me a
>few ideas. Does this forum
>have a minimum testosterone level
>that is required because if
>so I might have to
>go get checked.
>
>GEESH

haha! Now that's funny right there!

I didn't want you to have false info.... err I mean sarcasm!


Zeke


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YELUM
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Nov-04-16, 
02:09 PM (MST)
3. "RE: antelope island"

Besides the main road, I'd say the Elephant point trail, on the NW side.

Yelum

YBU

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offhuntn
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Nov-04-16, 
08:03 PM (MST)
4. "RE: antelope island"

Today was the first time I have been out there. The workers said to take the white rock trail. It was 6 miles of the ugliest most desolate country. Meanwhile in the distance I could see some good looking big buck country to the south.
Maybe next time.

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Nov-07-16, 
07:08 PM (MST)
12. "RE: antelope island"

Yelum,

I dont hit the state hunter, because this hunt was neber about some average dude, it was The Dons pet project. What differenve dors the side make, the roads on wedt side get opened. Im sure youve seen that monster antelope buck out there. If this was about opening hunting, therr would nr an sntelope hunt, or chukar, or coyote. Its a hunt by $fw, for $fw, used to add more drawing power to their expo.

Zeke i agree, so why isnt $fw pushing to open more draw tags oit there? The herd can lose more than 2 bucks. At $10 a trip, i dont frequent it like years past.

My position hasnt changed, if we r opening access then do it. But all thsts done is rewarding $fw, and their whale pool.

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Nov-07-16, 
07:40 PM (MST)
13. "RE: antelope island"

Thats for sure Hoss, and I agree with you that it was SFW's way to get wealthy guys hunting it. But you make fun of how easy a hunt those wealthy guys have, when the state guys have the same easy hunt. Everyone here has heard your hatred for sfw for years. Its the same old story with no new relevenant info. Take it to the govenor/dwr/representative/congressman. Maybe if they hear from you over and over, you can make a change. Change aint happening here.

Yelum

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hossblur
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Nov-07-16, 
08:42 PM (MST)
14. "RE: antelope island"

>Thats for sure Hoss, and I
>agree with you that it
>was SFW's way to get
>wealthy guys hunting it.
>But you make fun of
>how easy a hunt those
>wealthy guys have, when the
>state guys have the same
>easy hunt. Everyone here
>has heard your hatred for
>sfw for years. Its
>the same old story with
>no new relevenant info.
>Take it to the govenor/dwr/representative/congressman.
>Maybe if they hear from
>you over and over, you
>can make a change.
>Change aint happening here.
>
>Yelum
>
>YBU
>
>

I wished there waas nothing new. The don is pushing for a new pile of money for coyotes. Yheir red headed step child bgf has now devmcided to save the moose, which im guessing will be expensive. The cancer always spreads. Never let a crisis go to waste.

Your right, i dont rip the state guy, i want more state guys the other side want less. Not wild about hunting it, but if it was an le unit only, id be ok with that. But with the expo fiasco, govs sheep tag abortion, at some point all the cortuption and back room bs, is going to have to be addressed, and the don, owns that backroom. The gov and wb have heard my bitching, but both of them like that backroom too.


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Zeke
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Nov-07-16, 
10:53 PM (MST)
15. "RE: antelope island"

Okay hoss,
On this we agree. I want more state hunters out there and never have given a crap about the auction tag. My point is that you've always ripped on the hunt with a vengance reminiscent of the anti crowd and we'll never agree on that. OH well.
Also, please don't lump everything into one basket please. There are great SFW folks who want a linching over the gov sheep deal and while it might have been a back-door deal it was far from a back room deal.
Feel free to read my comment about that fiasco and you'll soon find we are not that far apart...yet here we are again.
Hey, someone has to keep you in check! Lol
Zeks

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Nov-08-16, 
08:28 AM (MST)
16. "RE: antelope island"

>Okay hoss,
>On this we agree. I want
>more state hunters out there
>and never have given a
>crap about the auction tag.
>My point is that you've
>always ripped on the hunt
>with a vengance reminiscent of
>the anti crowd and we'll
>never agree on that. OH
>well.
>Also, please don't lump everything into
>one basket please. There are
>great SFW folks who want
>a linching over the gov
>sheep deal and while it
>might have been a back-door
>deal it was far from
>a back room deal.
>Feel free to read my comment
>about that fiasco and you'll
>soon find we are not
>that far apart...yet here we
>are again.
>Hey, someone has to keep you
>in check! Lol
>Zeks

I have always seperated the "boots on the ground" from the leadership. I even posted a thanks to $fw for their pheasants. I don't oppose hunting the island. I oppose $fw profiting from it. I oppose their bs reason for the hunt. I oppose the state guy getting second shot. Their was zero reason for this hunt, the island is profitable without it, the "habitat" burns every summer. This hunt came about because Karl Malone offered money to hunt it, and The Don backroomed that into what it is today. So be it. But he knew he couldnt come out and say I have a list of rich dudes who want to shoot big deer, within an hour of the airport, so he spun the whole island going broke, need for habitat bs. $fw wanted this as another drawing card at their expo to suck in the "whales". This one, to me, was the death of the old $fw, the prop 5 champs, the rough winter in 94 feeding deer heros, the the entrance of the modern, anything for the money version that backdoors everything. The 5 day head start, which The Don set up, shows who he was more concerned with, the "average joe", or "richy rich". So, every chance get I take a shot at him, and because the membership of $fw keeps promising a new direction, with new leaders, yet The Don, Benson(yeah I know BGF is "different"), Bateman, etc, have yet to be replaced in actuality, they get collateral damamge. Like it or not, The Don, is still the head of $fw, and until YOU GUYS, cut off that head, no ammount of good work behind the scenes replaces his "grandstanding"

So yeah, we probably agree 99% of the time. And I really don't care if we hunt these deer. But I am very much opposed to the corruption in dwr slc, and I know who the biggest corruptor is.

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Nov-08-16, 
09:35 AM (MST)
17. "RE: antelope island"

LAST EDITED ON Nov-08-16 AT 09:35 AM (MST)

I've got some pics and video coming up after this weekend most likely... Wanted to wait and get some rut action. Was out there last week twice and only saw one buck that was actually chasing a doe, all the rest were just kind of hanging out still...

The East side is by far the easiest place to see them. There's a couple great deer at the Ranch. One has a couple droppers and other extras that make him very, very cool (but he's not a 200" giant.

You'll find a spot or two where there are Rushes and Russian Olive Trees close to the road where there are likely going to be bucks chasing does this week and next... There's a giant framed 3x4 with some cool extras in one of those spots that is hard not to look in awe at...

There's several bucks from the summer/early fall that I haven't seen at all lately. Maybe they move over to that Southwest portion of the Island. I'd sure have liked to see "Beauty and The Beast" again... I wonder if one of them will be killed..??

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Nov-08-16, 
01:35 PM (MST)
18. "RE: antelope island"

Thank you browningrage! I just started a new topic called antelope island/don complaint. I would ask that anyone who wants to voice their opinion about the island or the hunts that go onto the island or the "don" please stop posting your opinions here and take it there, that way I don't have to read through the chest pounding to get the answers to the question I first posted. Thanks for your understanding I look forward to not reading your opinions.

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Nov-08-16, 
01:47 PM (MST)
19. "RE: antelope island"

>Thank you browningrage! I just started
>a new topic called antelope
>island/don complaint. I would ask
>that anyone who wants to
>voice their opinion about the
>island or the hunts that
>go onto the island or
>the "don" please stop posting
>your opinions here and take
>it there, that way I
>don't have to read through
>the chest pounding to get
>the answers to the question
>I first posted. Thanks for
>your understanding I look forward
>to not reading your opinions.
>

You should be thanking us for keeping it to the top of the Mule Deer Forum so my friend BrowningRage could even see it and post. LOL

Okay, we'll go play somewhere else because I can see you're deadly-serious about finding where to go see deer on the rock.
Sheesh!

By the way, welcome back.

Zeke


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Nov-08-16, 
09:21 PM (MST)
20. "RE: antelope island"

Actually answered you. Take the main road, to the ranch. About 1/2 way, bowl on west side with a ditch about 2/3 up, glass it, hour before dark. Last time i was there, me, doyle, few others watched 6 point


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