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Old 10-09-2007, 03:47 PM
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Default Terminally ill young man needs help to hunt in Illinois!

Hey guys, while pouring concrete today at work, I met this concrete truck driver who has a terminally ill son who loves to hunt. His son has Lou Gerhigs (sorry if I butcherd up the name) disease. He was diagnosed with it at age 16 and now is 21 years of age and has limited mobility and is wheelchair bound. After hearing his story I was completely touched at what a die hard hunter his kid was, and still is!

I am a diehard deer hunter here in the state of Illinois, and have access to 300+ acres of QDM property, which we intensively manage and pass on a tremendous amount of bucks, and emphasize doe harvest, so we have good buck to doe ratios.. I would like for this young man to have a chance to hunt some of these bucks, before his life is cut way too short..
I've seen these kids and parents on TV, and felt sorry for them, but never gave them much thought after seeing the program. It was until today, thatI had the opportunity to meet one of these parents and hear of the struggle that they go through to make the last years of their childs life the mostmemorable......

SoI contacted the Illinois DNR, to see if we could get this kid a either sex firearm permit, for Clark county Illinois.... We had some sucess, kinda/ sorta in that they are going to try to get him a tag, but since he is a resident of Indiana and Clark county is out of either-sex tags, its going to be a rough~! It's going to have to be brought to the attention of the director of the DNR in order to get him a permit.................. I was hoping one of you guys, with some connections might be able to make this happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This young man is living on borrowed time and I would like to help him! He realistically has 1 maybe 2 years to live.... I am not banking on the latter, so i would like to push this year!

Anyone with any info would be helpful!!!!!! If we do get him a tag, does anyone know how to get him an electric stand if 1 is available..... I would like to make this hunt as pleasant, as possible and up the odds any way I can for him!

Thank you very much, for reading this, I'm hoping someone can help!!! Thanks again, Guys/Gals.

Sincerely, Mark Kezler
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:39 PM
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Default RE: Terminally ill young man needs help to hunt in Illinois!

They should be able to give him a permit they gave some well known hunting personalities some permits back in 04 and 05.

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=2085399&mpage=1&key=dnr%2caudit& amp;#2085399
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:09 PM
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I'd contacthttp://www.huntofalifetime.orgmaybe they can help you get through some of the red tape to get his permit.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:32 AM
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I'm 20 years old myself, and feel for this "boy" you're speaking of. I've a friend with terminal cancer who recently dropped out of school to spend his last years hunting and camping in the wild. They're both sad situations and I hope for his sake you can make this happen. Good on you for the kind-hearted efforts and I hope you succeed.
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:05 AM
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JohnnyC531, thanks for your suggestion, but he had already gone on a hunt of a lifetime and had no luck!!! That's why I'm trying to make this happen for him!
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:13 AM
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