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  1. Hawkeye

    High End sunglasses

    Maui Jim for sure. They can be a little bit expensive but if you watch you can find them at Costco for about $100 a pair. The most comfortable glasses and lenses I’ve ever owned!
  2. Hawkeye

    Wildlife Board Reject!

    Does anybody know when the state will annouce the names of the 2 new board members? Hawkeye
  3. Hawkeye

    Wildlife Board Reject!

    I do not agree with every position espoused by our current or past governors but you have to give Utah politicians some credit for running the state well, balancing the budget, and building a strong economy. Whenever I hear folks complaining about how bad our governor and legislature are I ask...
  4. Hawkeye

    Lasik eye surgery for hunting

    I got Lasik almost 7 years ago and it is the best money I’ve ever spent. Better than any gun, optics, or vacation that I have purchased. If it is done well, it will be an absolute life changer. Do it!
  5. Hawkeye

    Relocating Cougars ... Will it work?

    Relocate them to the local boneyard!
  6. Hawkeye

    CREDIT CARD SMACKED!!!

    A 130-can super-pack of MOUNTAIN DEW? Hawkeye
  7. Hawkeye

    Huh, looks like habitat work is paying off

    Let’s sell high dollar auction tag to hunt that little bugger on the island and we’ll millions for conservation? 🤪 Hawkeye
  8. Hawkeye

    Watch today's Wildlife Board meeting

    According to SFW‘s website, the 2020 Utah governors tag was sold at the Hunt Expo for $250,000. https://sfw.net/category/hunting-expo/
  9. Hawkeye

    Who are you picking?

    Not myself! I would turn to Founder and Liecabucks.
  10. Hawkeye

    Tag cuts

    I am supportive of the recent tag cuts by the DWR but we need to remember that hunters kill less than 30K deer a year in the state of Utah. When you couple that statistic with the fact that there are plenty of bucks in even our worst general units to breed the does, then you come to the...
  11. Hawkeye

    Tag cuts

    ElkAss- Did I ever say drought was the ONLY problem impacting our herds? NOPE. Our herds are facing many challenges. According to the DWR, however, drought is the biggest problem that we are currently facing. I’ve never said the DWR has done a great job managing our herds but what state has...
  12. Hawkeye

    Tag cuts

    ElkAss- We both agree that there are many problems facing our deer herds and things likely are not going to get much better anytime soon. The difference between you and me is I am willing to try making some changes to see if they help our herds, take pressure off of the animals, or even help...
  13. Hawkeye

    Tag cuts

    I agree with Founder this one. Utah has spent millions of dollars trying to grow our deer herd but it keeps shrinking. And guess what guys, no other western state is doing any better. For years, we thought Colorado was the model to follow but their herds are now in the toilet. I think most...
  14. Hawkeye

    Gov deer tag tried to get returned

    The variance request starts right after the lunch break (around 1 pm) and lasts just over and hour.
  15. Hawkeye

    Gov deer tag tried to get returned

  16. Hawkeye

    Gov deer tag tried to get returned

    I just watched the entire video segment again and I would like to thank Karl Hirst for standing up for what is right. Randy Dearth, Wade Heaton, Brett Selman and Kevin Albrecht voted in favor of Mr. Hirst's motion to deny the variance but Karl did the heavy lifting. Thank you Mr. Hirst!
  17. Hawkeye

    Watch today's Wildlife Board meeting

    It’s a good thing Mr. Bateman was not the decision-maker. He seemed to be focused solely on supporting Mr. Heiber and his variance request. Very disappointing. Hawkeye
  18. Hawkeye

    Gov deer tag tried to get returned

    This is yet another example of how big money tags and certain guide services are ruining the sport of hunting. It is an embarrassment to call these tags “conservation permits.” When is this particular guide service going to face some real consequences for these type of shenanigans? Hawkeye
  19. Hawkeye

    Gov deer tag tried to get returned

    Not after you used it to tag one of those pisscutter, milk-drinking basin bucks!
  20. Hawkeye

    Gov deer tag tried to get returned

    Funny stuff! You’ve got to love this big money “conservation” tags! Hawkeye
  21. Hawkeye

    TARD'S MAY NOT NEED A CARRY PERMIT???

    Great news! How many of us will still maintain a concealed carry permit in order to streamline the process of purchasing a firearm? Hawkeye
  22. Hawkeye

    Proposed Lifetime License Changes

    Vanilla, like you, I fully understand the definitional differences between Utah’s General Units and LE Units. My point is there are no “General Units” as existed prior to 1994. Times have changed —drastically. That fact will become more and more obvious as our herds continue to dwindle and...
  23. Hawkeye

    Proposed Lifetime License Changes

    A lifetime license granted you a “general season” deer tag of your choice. The reality is we no longer have general season deer tags. That fact will become more and more obvious in the coming years. We’ve already eliminated 2/3 of the deer tags, ended over the counter tags, moved from general...
  24. Hawkeye

    Draw was today. 4/21 When will they post?

    Not soon enough! Is anyone on here confident (lots of bonus points) that they are going to draw something special this year? If so, let's hear it? Hawkeye
  25. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    And said I hunt all 3 weapon types and I’d still welcome technology limitations for all 3 weapons. By the way, why are you yelling? Is your CAPS LOCK BUTTON stuck again? Or are you just reverting back three user names to BOBCAT BESS?
  26. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    I like the first two suggestions. Technology is a real issue that will have to be addressed in the coming years. But I know how you feel about even talking about your sacred muzzleloader scope! 😁 As I said before, no western state has figured out how to consistently grow their mule deer herds...
  27. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    Elkster, I could name 100 pie in the sky ideas that will never have any chance of getting traction. Your HELL-RIGHT mantra is a pipe dream. In your mind, if he can’t fix everything he might as well not fix anything. By the way, save your Blake Shelton man crush for the clubhouse! 😁
  28. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    Elkster, have I ever advocated for “another 5-10 years of poor management?” I am not happy with the consistent decline of our deer herds over the last 50 years but that trend is consistent in every western state. Nobody has been able to crack the code on how to consistently grow our mule deer...
  29. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    Bobby, I would not pay much if anything for a lifetime license because there really aren’t any “general units” anymore and I suspect that change is likely coming. As a sidenote, these threads peaked my interest into reviewing some of the drastic changes that have taken place with deer...
  30. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    Elkster, what I’ve learned from these posts is that nobody wants to see any changes that affect them personally and the way they hunt. As I said before, I muzzleloader hunt, I archery hunt, and I rifle hunt. That being said, I know that there will be changes in the future that impact how I...
  31. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    Mr. Zeke- Sweet revenge for what? I’ve always considered you and others on this site to be friends even though we’ve disagreed on a number of issues. I have no axe to grind with you or anyone else. Toughen up buddy and stop being a martyr. I am sincerely interested in this issue but I don’t...
  32. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    Sure Elkster. Yank it! My wife is probably sick of me anyway. Now answer me a question: If your sweet wife promised to grill you a hamburger every day for the rest of your life, but some years later there is a burger crisis and hamburger is no longer available, are you automatically entitled...
  33. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    Jake called his shot early on in these threads when he predicted that if you question how lifetime licenses should be handled in light of the drastic changes over the last three decades, people will jump all over you and accuse you of being a whiny child. He was 100% correct — likely based upon...
  34. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    Elkass, I’m not taking Founder’s lifetime license or anybody else for that matter. I have just as much say in this issue as you do – – NONE!!! Unlike you, however, I can see both sides of the issue and they both have some merit. I’m just trying to better understand the issue and get a sense...
  35. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    I’m still trying to figure out what the lifetime license holders in the state actually agreed to? I’ve read the code section and administrative rule but it would be interesting to see some of the paperwork from that time period. Bobby said he has a copy of the actual “contract” that he signed...
  36. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    BigJohn, thanks for sharing that poster. That is very cool. 👍🏼 Let us know if you can find your paperwork and contract. Hawkeye
  37. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    Zeke, you and I agree that how the state handles the lifetime license issue will not change our deer herd numbers. Unfortunately, however, no western state has figured out how to consistently grow their deer herds. According to what I heard in the recent mule deer working meeting, the Utah DWR...
  38. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    Thanks Big John for posting links to the relevant code section and the administrative rule. Yes, I have read those statutes before but the problem is that both of those sections have been amended and modified (probably multiple times) since 1994. So what they say today is different then what...
  39. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    I’m just razzing you ElkAss. You dish it out a lot so I assume you can take it once in a while! Thank goodness Founder added the edit feature on this forum! Can you reach out to your buddy Bobby and ask him to post a copy of the contract language? Hawkeye
  40. Hawkeye

    Lifetime License auction

    Have you read the contract recently ElkAss? What does it say? Did the state promise them a “general season deer tag” every year? Did the state promise them a deer tag of their choosing regardless of any future changes in deer management? Did the state include any exceptions in the contract...
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