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  1. Hawkeye

    Unit 31/32 Third Season

    We drew unit 31/32 third season deer tags this year. I have spent a fair amount of time studying my maps and reviewing information from the Colorado CPW website. I would love to touch base with some hunters that have hunted the 2nd or 3rd seasons in the last few years. The hunt this year runs...
  2. Hawkeye

    Unit 081 Rifle Deer

    Well boys, I got lucky despite long odds and drew a Unit 081 any weapon deer tag (12/11-1/1). To say I am excited to finally draw a Nevada tag is an understatement. I’ve never hunted deer in December. What a way to celebrate Christmas! I know the hunt is weather and migration dependent but I...
  3. Hawkeye

    Utah Predator Management Bill

    Utah State Representative Carl Albrecht has sponsored HB 125, which would allow the DWR to immediately remove predators from targeted areas where deer herds are struggling. See...
  4. Hawkeye

    Wasatch Archery Bull #2 - Story and Photos

    As some of you know, I drew a Wasatch archery elk tag in 2013 and shot a nice bull on August 30th of that year. I was happy with my bull but I felt like I missed out on chasing rutting bulls during the last two weeks of the hunt. These are some photos of my 2013 archery elk. Flash...
  5. Hawkeye

    Unit 22 Third Season - Mule Deer

    How did the 2nd season tag holders do in Unit 22 this year? I have a third season deer tag and I am heading out this weekend to hunt for a week. Did you see any big bucks hit the ground? Any rutting activity? Feel free to email or pm me if you do not want to post on the forum. Thanks in...
  6. Hawkeye

    Smoking Wild Game

    What smokers are you boys using for your wilde game? -Hawkeye- My Favorite Expo Tag Quotes: "[I]t is fair to ask how much comes in with the five dollar application fees and how much went onto the ground.? Don Peay of SFW during March 31, 2005 Wildlife Board Meeting. "There will be a full...
  7. Hawkeye

    Well, the application deadline has passed. . . .

    what tag(s) did you apply for? Unit 22 third season deer tag for me. -Hawkeye-
  8. Hawkeye

    Unit 45 Elk

    After applying for 10 years, I finally drew a Unit 45-1 elk tag. My BIL (robiland) had this same tag 4 years ago and shot a nice bull during the archy hunt. I hope to rely in part on his knowledge and "guiding services." I plan on hunting during the archery hunt and then returning for the...
  9. Hawkeye

    Article Re: Savage Rifles

    Watch out: http://www.sltrib.com/news/nation-world/2017/12/05/gun-makers-exploding-rifle-leaves-trail-of-injured-hunters/ -Hawkeye-
  10. Hawkeye

    Major Wildlife Overpass Planned for Parleys Canyon

    I am curious to see how effective this overpass will be. I am glad to see us trying new measures such as this and I appreciate the effort of those who made it happen. http://www.sltrib.com/news/5176375-155/udot-plans-5-million-overpass-for -Hawkeye-
  11. Hawkeye

    Unit 15 Fourth Season

    Have any of you guys hunted Unit 15 Fourth Season for deer? How was the hunt? How is access during that time of the year? What type of bucks did you see? I am still trying to figure out how to burn my point this year. Feel free to PM or email me if you have any suggestions. Thanks...
  12. Hawkeye

    Utah Stream Access

    Yesterday the Utah Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases involving stream access in the state of Utah. The courtroom was packed and people were standing in the back The attorneys for the Utah Stream Access Coalition (USAC) did a wonderful job laying out the position and defending the...
  13. Hawkeye

    State Official Inquiring About My Comments on This Forum

    As most of you know, I have been critical of the State of Utah and the DWR for their lack of transparency and accountability for the last several years. In an effort to address that problem, I have taken time to research the issues, attend meetings, and speak with leaders of the DWR...
  14. Hawkeye

    Utah Governor?s Race ? An Opportunity for Change?

    Many of us have been concerned about the direction of wildlife management in the State of Utah. While there are certainly some reasons to be optimistic, many Utah sportsmen are frustrated with the lack of accountability and transparency, the current makeup of the wildlife board, the number of...
  15. Hawkeye

    Colorado 3rd Season Units 54 and 551

    Hey guys. My brother in law and I are thinking about burning our preference points on a third season hunt this year. We are leaning toward Units 54 or 551. Have any of you guys hunted these units in the last few years? How were deer numbers? How was the access and pressure? We hoping to...
  16. Hawkeye

    Colorado 3rd Season Unit 53 or Unit 40

    My brother in law and I are thinking about burning our deer points on third season tags in Unit 53 or Unit 40. Have any of you hunted these units in the past? What recommendations do you have for us? We are willing to hunt hard and be patient but would like a chance at a good buck. Feel free to...
  17. Hawkeye

    Part 2 - Debunking the DWR?s Frequently Asked Questions Re: Utah Expo Permits and Conservation Funding

    Part 2 - Debunking the DWR?s Frequently Asked Questions Re: Utah Expo Permits and Conservation Funding Due to the size of the initial thread on this topic, I am starting a second thread with FAQ #13. I would personally like to watch the initial thread approach 1,000 posts but it is already...
  18. Hawkeye

    Debunking the DWR?s Frequently Asked Questions Re: Utah Expo Permits and Conservation Funding

    Debunking the DWR?s Frequently Asked Questions Re: Utah Expo Permits and Conservation Funding As most of you know, the DWR has taken a great deal of criticism over the last several months regarding it handling of the Expo Tag program and its decision to award the next five-year contract to SFW...
  19. Hawkeye

    New Statement on SFW's Website

    SFW posted this statement on its website today: http://sfw.net/2016/03/02/2492/ I found the following statement to be of particular interest: "One of the primary attractions to the WHCE is 200 special Utah hunting permits available to the public for a $5 application fee each. The $5 drawing...
  20. Hawkeye

    Expo Tag Issue - How to Get Involved

    In light of the KUTV News story last night, many sportsmen have asked what can I do to get involved? And what can I do to help? Here are a few simple things that anyone can do to help push this toward a resolution: 1. Share a link to the story with friends and family. Share it on social...
  21. Hawkeye

    The Two Dons - Peay and Trump

    I only caught the tail-end of the interview but Don Peay was just interviewed on KSL Radio by Doug Wright and announced that he is joining Trump's Utah team. Apparently, Don Peay and others will be hosting a news conference today at 11 am on the steps of the State Capital to make a formal...
  22. Hawkeye

    Expo Tags Article

    LAST EDITED ON Feb-11-16 AT 09:12AM (MST)[p]http://www.standard.net/Recreation/2016/02/10/Transparency-still-debated-around-2016-Western-Hunting-and-Conservation-Expo.html A few of my favorite quotes: 1. When asked how that money was spent, SFW President Jon Larson said that he guessed ?the...
  23. Hawkeye

    My thoughts regarding the Expo Tag decision

    Sorry for the long rant but I have been holding this in for a while. Now that a decision has been formally announced, I want to offer a few personal thoughts on the State of Utah?s decision to award the next Expo Tag contract to SFW. As some of you know, I have volunteered some of my...
  24. Hawkeye

    Utah Judge Restores Stream Access to Sportmen and Public

    LAST EDITED ON Nov-05-15 AT 08:34AM (MST)[p]Yesterday afternoon, Judge Derek Pullan of Utah's 4th District Court ruled in favor the public's right to lawfully access and recreate on ALL of Utah's public rivers and streams. You can read the 61-page decision here...
  25. Hawkeye

    Parachuting Beaver

    Check out this film produced by the Idaho F&G in the 1950's. I wonder if Idaho is still parachuting these furry little critters into remote locations? Keep your comments clean. ;-) -Hawkeye-
  26. Hawkeye

    Crunching the Numbers - Expo Fee Application Fee Revenues

    I apologize for starting another Expo Tag thread but I wanted to show people exactly how much money has been generated from the $5 application fees at the Expo since those tags were taken out of the public draw. According to the statute that created the Expo Tags, one of the two express...
  27. Hawkeye

    No charges against Utah hunter who killed wandering wolf

    No charges will be filed: http://www.sltrib.com/news/2713814-155/no-charges-against-utah-cougar-hunter -Hawkeye-
  28. Hawkeye

    Selling a Birthright: What would the West be like without its federal lands?

    This is a great article by Chris Madson regarding the push to transfer federal lands. Please take a minute to read it and share it with your friends. http://www.wyofile.com/column/selling-a-birthright-what-would-the-west-be-like-without-its-federal-lands/ -Hawkeye-
  29. Hawkeye

    BGF Wolf Lobbying Money in the News

    It looks like Fox 13 is digging into this mess. Tune in tonight at 9:00 to see the full story. https://www.facebook.com/fox13newsutah/videos/vb.75831650585/10153222977315586/?type=2&theater -Hawkeye-
  30. Hawkeye

    SFW's Official Position Regarding the Transfer of Federal Lands

    Two weeks ago, the Dixie Chapter of SFW adopted a resolution expressing support for the transfer of federal lands. http://www.americanlandscouncil.org/dixie_chapter_of_sportsmen_for_fish_and_wildlife_passed_resolution_of_support Then on Friday, the mother ship issued a press release setting...
  31. Hawkeye

    Tall Hunting Clothes

    I am 6'6" and weigh roughly 220 lbs. As a result, I have a hard time finding quality hunting clothes that fit well. Most companies don't offer tall sizes and so I am forced to order XXL and the clothing is often too large and baggy? To all the other tall guys out there, what brand clothing do...
  32. Hawkeye

    Full Curl Society

    Did any monstermuley members get lucky and draw a sheep tag at the Full Curl Society drawing? Hawkeye
  33. Hawkeye

    Landowner Vouchers Unit 67 or Similar Unit

    I am looking for two muzzleloader or rifle vouchers in Colorado Unit 67 or a similar unit. Feel free to email or pm me with any details. Thanks. Hawkeye Browning A-Bolt 300 Win Mag Bowtech Destroyer Winchester Apex .50 Cal
  34. Hawkeye

    My Wasatch Archery Bull

    I was fortunate to draw a Wasatch LE archery elk tag this year, and I was particularly excited because I have a couple of friends who are very familiar with the unit. We spent the months leading up to the hunt scouting, glassing and hanging trail cams. During that time we saw deer, moose...
  35. Hawkeye

    Utah Archery Bear

    My buddy Mike took a great bear with his bow this past weekend. After seeing several bears on his trailcams and having a couple close calls, he was able to arrow this big boy. Congrats Mike! Hawkeye Browning A-Bolt 300 Win Mag Bowtech Destroyer Winchester Apex .50 Cal
  36. Hawkeye

    RMEF WAIVES REVENUE FROM NATIONAL CONVENTION AND CALLS FOR INCREASED TRANSPARENCY FROM ALL WILDLIFE GROUPS

    RMEF WAIVES REVENUE FROM NATIONAL CONVENTION AND CALLS FOR INCREASED TRANSPARENCY FROM ALL WILDLIFE GROUPS LAST EDITED ON May-08-13 AT 01:17PM (MST)[p]RMEF issued the following press release today. I know many Utah sportsmen have concerns regarding the number of permits that the DWR has set...
  37. Hawkeye

    Elusive Mountain Man Captured

    I was wondering when his luck would run out. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56094373-78/county-knapp-sanpete-burglaries.html.csp Hawkeye Browning A-Bolt 300 Win Mag Winchester Apex .50 Cal Mathews Drenalin LD
  38. Hawkeye

    UPDATE RE: CONVENTION PERMIT DISCUSSIONS

    Over the last few weeks, several of you have inquired regarding the status of the discussions between the DWR, SFW, MDF and UWC regarding the Convention Permits. I have been very busy with work, family and, of course, hunting. Therefore, I have not had a chance to provide an update until now...
  39. Hawkeye

    Thursday is the Day -- Wildlife Board Meeting

    I know that many of us are counting down the days until the Utah archery hunt opens this Saturday. However, I would hope that we also have Thursday marked on our calendars. This Thursday August 16th the Utah Wildlife Board will consider the UWC's proposed amendment to the Utah Convention...
  40. Hawkeye

    Why Didn't the DWR Require Annual Audits as Directed by the Wildlife Board?

    I am going to apologize in advance for a very long post. But, this is important. As I have discussed the UWC?s proposed amendment to the Conservation Permit Rule with members of the participating conservation groups and representatives of the DWR, I have been asked on several occasions, ?where...
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