Jack RayUWA President
Jack’s first duck hunt was standing on a dike at Howard Slough on opening day in the mid 1970’s. His first duck was a drake spoonbill from the Turpin Unit at Farmington Bay WMA. He can still describe the weather, the sights, sounds and smells associated with those events. In those days, Jack and his friends would hike into the Turpin Unit each Saturday with their uninsulated hip boats, rubber decoys and hunt until last light. Aside from numb feet and, usually, a bruised shoulder (Ithaca 37 Featherlight, no recoil pad), Jack left with memories of ducks decoying in stormy weather and of the sky filling with birds against orange sunsets over Antelope Island – and a growing connection to the marsh that has led to his current commitment to preserve waterfowl habitat and our waterfowling heritage. Over many years, Jack has been involved in the formation of several groups to preserve our local wetlands and waterfowling and has actively engaged in regulatory and legislative issues to further those objectives. Jack mostly hunts with his children and a big yellow lab. Jack practices law in Salt Lake City.