Elvin Hawkins, Personal Hunting Consultant for North American West


Published: February - 2011

"Many years ago, thanks to a mutual interest in wild sheep, sheep conservation and sheep hunting, I met Elvin "Hawk" Hawkins, who now runs Spot Country Outfitters (541-245-0773; www.spotcountryoutfitters .webs.com). At that time, he wasn't an outfitter, but was heavily involved with conservation efforts. He and a handful of other avid sheep nuts' were instrumental in many of the early sheep transplants in Oregon, and most of today's sheep herds there can be traced to those efforts. His ingenuity and hard work in obtaining funding played a big part in that early success.

"Hawk hunted many years before he shot his first sheep in 1974, and completed his own Grand Slam (#288) in 1980. He had actually taken five sheep by then, including two desert rams. Hawk helped numerous other sheep hunters as a volunteer on their hunts before starting his own outfitting and guiding business in 1987. His reputation for success soon brought him into contact with most of the "Who's Who" in hunting. He was involved with helping countless hunters - arranging hunts, obtaining tags, or in some cases, actually outfitting and guiding. In fact it's no exaggeration to say that Hawk has guided for as many Governor or raffle tag winners as anyone, and personally guided many to top-ranking trophies!

"One truly impressive section of his website shows some of the many awards he has earned. Hawk's primary emphasis has been on rams and mule deer, but he has also helped clients on other species. It was only natural that he frequently consulted with past clients to help them plan their hunts for other big game species in North America. He has personally hunted most of the western US states and Canadian provinces, acquiring the first-hand knowledge so valuable for a hunting consultant.

"Outfitting is a young man's game, and Hawk finally retired from this part of the business in 2002, but he continues to provide outstanding service as a hunting consultant. This isn't your run-of-the-mill consulting service, because Hawk truly acts as the representative for his clients, as opposed........(continued)

 
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