16-Year-Old Lyle Garvey from Pensyvania who suffers
from an inoperable brain tumor will be heading to Colorado in
his quest for a big Bull Elk. He'll be hunting with an outfitter
who has helped B4K in the past and I have no doubt he'll have
numerous chances to realize his dream of harvesting a nice bull.
Sponsoring Lyle in his dream of taking a Colorado Elk with his
RECURVE BOW is the guys and gals from the Michigan Traditional
Steve and I recently attended their banquet in Holland MI and
were taken back by the tremendous support and donations from them!!
From a gathering of about 80 people that night, these people opened
their hearts and wallets to Benefit4Kids and helped raised more
than enough funds to send Lyle on his wish hunt this fall!!
I would like to personally thank the members and board of directors
of the Michigan Traditionals Bowhunters organization and look
forward to a long a rewarding relationship with Benefit4Kids!!
Look for an upcoming article in the Michigan Traditional Bowhunters
publication about Lyle's hunt also. Specific details are still
being worked out and we will let you know where Lyle will be hunting
as soon as those details are available
Lyle is like no kid we have ever granted a wish to before, between
wanting to hunt Elk with his recurve (knowing his chances are
very slim) and now wanting a combination camping/hunting trip.
You see Lyle doesn't really want to go through an outfitter, but
would rather go hunting with Benfit4Kids board member Jim Reifert!
Jim heads to South West Colorado every fall for a month elk hunting
(must be nice eh), and so Lyle and his dad will be joining Jim
for a week chasing Elk through the Mountains of South West Colorado
in mid to late September!
Lyle and his dad will be making the trip from PA on Thursday
the 15th, to Colorado where they will meet up with Steve Pray,
John McIntosh, Jim Reifert, and many others on a very special
Elk hunting trip! This trip is going to be very special and one
to keep checking on as I will hopefully be doing a semi live update
throughout the trip, as I get updates from Colorado throughout
the week! Good luck everyone, especially you Lyle! Show them old
guys how it's done bud!
Despite many hard efforts and close calls, Lyle wasn't able to
connect with a Colorado Elk, but had a blast chasing them throughout
the mountains and being in camp with many great guys for a week!
Many elk were sighted and called in including one Jim called in,
a record book 7x7 one afternoon, but as luck would have it....
the opportunity just never presented it's self to Lyle!
Upon leaving camp, Lyle and his dad talked about what a great
time they had even though they were going home without a trophy,
because the memories and experience would last them a lifetime!
Thank you to the Michigan Traditional Bowhunters organization
for your support and in sponsoring this trip! It's because of
people and organizations like yourself that we are able to continue
putting the smiles on the faces of these kids!