Contributors to this thread:
Haven't seen anyone mention Mike's death on here. He died last week from bone cancer. https://www.gofundme.com/rmef-memorial-for-mike-stephenson-topgun-3006
Oh, man, terrible news. Knew he had bone cancer but had no idea how fast it had progressed. RIP Topgun.
His wife passed away less than 2 years ago. At least they'll be together again.
Sad news. I did not know. My thoughts go out to all who knew him well.
Sad news. Definitely helped a lot of people on many forums. RIP Topgun 30-06.
Wow, I did not know, so sorry to hear about that! He'd purchased a Sitka jacket from me a ways back, super nice guy! RIP Brother!
Hadn’t heard the news. RIP Mike.
Tragic, Prayers to his Family!
Sad- I didn't know. Cancer just sucks. RIP and prayers to the family.
I didn't know he had cancer. Nor did I know he had died. Hopefully he is at peace now. God Bless the family members that he left behind
No way !!!
Had no idea. My prayers for his family and close friends
First I've heard of it. As soon as I saw the title I realized that I hadn't seen him on here lately. Prayers for him, his family, and friends.
Very sad news, condolences to his family and friends. RIP
Oh wow.... So sad to lose 2 regular bowsiters in less than a years time.
Sad news. Had no idea Mike was battling cancer. RIP Topgun.
Yes, sad to find out about this
Prayers sent, Robb
Sorry to hear this. Prayers for his friends and family
Very sad. Cancer just sucks!!! RIP.
Sad news indeed. F cancer!
Prayers and thoughts for the family Lewis
Very sad, Prayers for all the family and friends!
My condolences to the family. Hate to lose an elk hunting brother. God Bless
I hate to hear this. Bone cancer is a rough one.
Awful news, always had helpful information and was glad to share it. He will be missed. RIP Bother
Very sad to hear this. He was such a helpful Bowsiter
Had no idea he was sick. Terrible news. God bless Top gun and his family.
Add me to the group that didn't know. That's heavy news. Sorry to hear. Prayers to his family.
Je ea always willing to go out of his way to help people get started on their first hunt in Wyoming.
RIP Mike. The RMEF fund is a nice touch.
One of the conversations I had with Mike was in regards to skin cancer...I’ve had one cancerous spot removed and several other pre spots zapped...Two more just the other day! Growing up in the 60/70’s I don’t believe my parents knew of sun screen...
As a PSA, it doesn’t take anything to have your doctor or a Derm do a once over of your body, especially exposed areas...It just may save you some misery and your life...
Gods speed Mike...
RIP and Godspeed brother. Prayers sent for those left behind, cancer sucks.
All, im sorry I didn't get to you guys sooner. Mike had a spot of skin cancer (Merkel Cell carcinoma) removed from his arm last year. He then contracted the cancer in various places throughout his body. He opted not to treat it. Thanks god he didn't suffer long. He was in the same hospice and bed his wife was in when she passed and he was comfortable. Through a very very good friend and hunt partner of his Mike was able to see all the well wishes and great comments from folks of other website forums that he belonged to. The next day he passed, I believe with a smile in his heart. Like a few of you mentioned Mike was a great guy, a generous guy, a knowledgeable guy for Wyoming for sure and helped where ever and when ever he could. He also mentored kids in Michigan for Turkey hunts every year. Side note, Mikey made me cry a couple of times but it sure wasnt from sadness. He made me laugh so hard I was nearly in stitches. Fun times ill always remember. RIP Mike, you will be missed!
RIP Mike! Hopefully you're where the bulls are always bugling and the whitetail rut is on forever!
RIP...prayers sent from MN!
RIP to a good guy. Another reminder to live every day. I lost a good friend to a mole a couple years back. Back in the 60s and 70s it seemed like we tried to get skin cancer. I've had several basal cell and squamous cell removed, always concerned about worst case.
Hopefully Mike is at peace now.
Sorry to hear of Mike's death. Prayers for his family.