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Bailey & K114 with "Hunting Dreams"
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Contributors to this thread:
Mt. man 03-Jul-19
Mt. man 03-Jul-19
GhostBird 03-Jul-19
Mt. man 03-Jul-19
dakotaduner 03-Jul-19
Mt. man 03-Jul-19
Scoot 03-Jul-19
altitude sick 03-Jul-19
Scar Finga 03-Jul-19
Mt. man 03-Jul-19
Mt. man 03-Jul-19
Mt. man 03-Jul-19
Mt. man 03-Jul-19
Mt. man 03-Jul-19
Mt. man 03-Jul-19
Brotsky 03-Jul-19
Nick Muche 03-Jul-19
Drahthaar 03-Jul-19
Mt. man 03-Jul-19
Scar Finga 03-Jul-19
Scoot 03-Jul-19
EmbryOklahoma 03-Jul-19
BigOk 03-Jul-19
Ron Niziolek 03-Jul-19
GLP 03-Jul-19
deerslayer 03-Jul-19
Ace 03-Jul-19
HUNT MAN 03-Jul-19
Kevin Speicher 03-Jul-19
bowhunter24 03-Jul-19
Screwball 03-Jul-19
Ibow 03-Jul-19
Wapiti Chaser 04-Jul-19
Beav 04-Jul-19
Charlie Rehor 04-Jul-19
JB 04-Jul-19
Jasper 04-Jul-19
Alexis Desjardins 04-Jul-19
SBH 04-Jul-19
Boreal 04-Jul-19
Scar Finga 05-Jul-19
Scar Finga 05-Jul-19
Mt. man 05-Jul-19
From: Mt. man
03-Jul-19

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Getting zeroed in with her new rifle. Notice the Ruger .17 that Ruger gave to us so she could shoot many shots on the same platform without the kick. Leupold also gave us a scope exactly like her new custom scope.
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Getting zeroed in with her new rifle. Notice the Ruger .17 that Ruger gave to us so she could shoot many shots on the same platform without the kick. Leupold also gave us a scope exactly like her new custom scope.
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Nailing it!
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Nailing it!
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Some of the crew supporting and cheering her on during target practice!
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Some of the crew supporting and cheering her on during target practice!
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Ice Cream...…..OH YEAH!
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Ice Cream...…..OH YEAH!
Hello Bowsite friends, I have been on Bowsite I think pretty much since Pat started it. I remember many of us praying for Morgan as she battled like a warrior. I shared many private messages of encouragement with Kelly Harris. To hear of his passing was sad, but I also know we have an amazing creator and forever is promised to me because I love the LORD. I was asked to share a bit about our most recent "Hunting Dreams" hunt as the K114 knife for Morgan was a part of it. RIP Mr. Kelly, I was honored to be a part of this special projects journey.

So what is this thread about? "Hunting Dreams" was created by me through the kids hunting camp I founded/direct 18 years ago here in Idaho. Over 4,000 kids have been through our camp. "Hunting Dreams" right now is a Bear hunt each spring and an Elk hunt each fall for a child who has suffered/suffering a life threatening illness. All expenses paid. New Rifle, New Custom Scope, New Bino's, Clothes, Pack, Food, Travel, Meat processing and Taxidermy. (YES they are rifle hunts, don't like that then feel free to leave this thread). Sorry I have zero tolerance of the elitist attitude and these kids are worth better.

We took Bailey to the gun range to get her comfortable with her new rifle weeks before the hunt. We plug into these kids lives and show them as much LOVE as we can. She even earned some Ice Cream.

From: Mt. man
03-Jul-19

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New boots and gloves, thanks Boise, Id. Cabela's!!!! I told her she had a future as a "Hand" model...LOL
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New boots and gloves, thanks Boise, Id. Cabela's!!!! I told her she had a future as a "Hand" model...LOL
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New Coat! (Hi Mrs. Mt. Man in the blue Shirt)
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New Coat! (Hi Mrs. Mt. Man in the blue Shirt)
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New Pack
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New Pack
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Sheesh, the thanks I get for spoiling this girl. Kidding I love this little lady.
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Sheesh, the thanks I get for spoiling this girl. Kidding I love this little lady.
It's the day before the hunt. "Hunting Dreams" gives the kids a ton of goodies on these hunts. Then the local Cabela's Manager allows us to bring the kids in and does a shopping spree with the kids giving them new Boots, Pants, Base Layer, Gloves, Pack and Coat. Pretty awesome to see these special kids get blessed like this!

From: GhostBird
03-Jul-19
God bless you... GOOD STUFF.

From: Mt. man
03-Jul-19

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Dinner at Red Robin!
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Dinner at Red Robin!
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The little turd made me cry when she presented me with a little wooden bear she hand made as a thank you for helping make this trip happen.
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The little turd made me cry when she presented me with a little wooden bear she hand made as a thank you for helping make this trip happen.
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ICE CREAM!!!!
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ICE CREAM!!!!
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She is starting to plant roots into our hearts! Little cutie!
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She is starting to plant roots into our hearts! Little cutie!
After Cabela's the girl needs to eat. So we treat the family and some of the crew to dinner. Tonight it was Red Robin. I gave little Bailey the choice of dessert and for some reason she chose Cold Stone Ice Cream. (She really likes Ice Cream) Of course my wife Kami was not complaining as Cold Stone is her Favorite!

From: dakotaduner
03-Jul-19
Please let Bailey know we are all pulling for her. What a great smile! Scott, this is a incredible selfless act, Thank you for all you do. Best to you and your family

From: Mt. man
03-Jul-19

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Bailey and K114...………….looks too clean don't you think?
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Bailey and K114...………….looks too clean don't you think?
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Me and Bailey with K114
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Me and Bailey with K114
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Bailey and I wanted to tell Morgan, "Always Smile"! Hopefully this one brings you a smile!
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Bailey and I wanted to tell Morgan, "Always Smile"! Hopefully this one brings you a smile!
We made it to camp!! Yahoo things are all set up! I show Bailey "K114" then explain the story to her and the outfitters. Her Parents and I sat around and said a prayer for Morgan. Then we got a few pic's of Bailey and K114 with the hope in the next few days we would be able to get it a bit bloody! We will be in the stand tomorrow, well I won't as I am headed back to town as my wife has treatments. (recently diagnosed with breast cancer). It's crazy I have been doing fundraisers for the local children's hospital for 20 years and these type of hunts for 11 years. I have been around many families fighting or fought cancer and now it's reared it's ugly head right under my roof. Sorry this thread is not about me. I was bummed to head back to town, but I left Bailey and her family in good hands with Sawtooth Wilderness Outfitters.

From: Scoot
03-Jul-19
This is great, Scott! Thanks for doing this and for sharing it with us. I'm looking forward to the rest of the this. BTW- what a cute kid! Bailey and I would get along well, mostly because we obviously share a love for ice cream! :)

03-Jul-19
What a great thread. And really makes the whole K114 story more valuable.

From: Scar Finga
03-Jul-19
Yes it is and yes it does Jay!!!! Kelly's dad was very happy to have Bailey use "The Knife" for her hunt! Kelly would have loved it as well!!

Bailey is Awesome, and cute as a button!!! I can't wait to read the rest of her adventure!

Mr. and Ms. Mountain Man are very good people doing a very wonderful thing! Stay Faithful, Stay Strong and Stay In Prayer Scott and Kami, and you are definitely in our prayers!! God Bless Brothers and Sisters!

From: Mt. man
03-Jul-19

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The pool was a hit at the lodge. Geothermal and usually floating around the 98 degrees mark. Very inviting.
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The pool was a hit at the lodge. Geothermal and usually floating around the 98 degrees mark. Very inviting.
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Sporting her new outfit thanks to Cabela's. Heading out for night #1 and her 1st ever Bear sighting in the wild.
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Sporting her new outfit thanks to Cabela's. Heading out for night #1 and her 1st ever Bear sighting in the wild.
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Little Huntress with her new Ruger American 6.5 and her custom made scope thanks to the Leupold custom shop. Amazing sponsors!
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Little Huntress with her new Ruger American 6.5 and her custom made scope thanks to the Leupold custom shop. Amazing sponsors!
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I don't know how she will ever see anything hanging out in the stand like this! LOL
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I don't know how she will ever see anything hanging out in the stand like this! LOL
First night in the stand. Bailey was asleep in her chair after an hour of "Boredom" set in on her little 10 yr. old brain. About 8:30pm the guide woke her up softly with the words "There is a bear coming down the far ridge." Bailey got up and ready and then it happened. A nice black bear stepped out on the ridge about 150 yds. away. This bear was very cautious monitoring each step as he meandered towards the bait. Just as the bear reached the bait he looked off into the next canyon and disappeared over the ridge. The guide said it happened so fast there was no chance of a shot. He is pretty sure on camera earlier in the day was a sow and he was betting this boar caught her scent and was in pursuit mode immediately. On Tues. the guide saddled up some horses during the day and Bailey was in Heaven as he took them on a 8 mile backcountry trail ride. There was also some good daytime soaks in the geothermal pool. Then back to the bait. The 2nd night was cloudy and rainy with no bear sightings. The cool day was soothed with smores around the campfire.

From: Mt. man
03-Jul-19

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Guns up! Confidence is back and ready to tackle any bear that comes close!
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Guns up! Confidence is back and ready to tackle any bear that comes close!
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Let's do this!!!
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Let's do this!!!
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Settled in and READY! Wait...…….What was that sound, don't move!!!
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Settled in and READY! Wait...…….What was that sound, don't move!!!
Hunt #3 on Wed. evening. WOW what a night and guess who showed up back at camp. Yahoo I am back in camp. Tonight little Bailey took a little spill on the way into the stand. It wasn't until the next morning would a ding in her new fancy scope would be discovered. Anyhow tonight Bailey got the full show and the full gamete of emotions that hunters go thru. She had 4 bears come into the bait tonight. Bear #1 was a 100# dink and the guide told her to hold out. #2 was much better and Bailey settled in and squeezed but the guide and review of the camera clearly showed a hit in the dirt about 2" above it's back. #3 came in about an hour later and Bailey was a ball of nerves by now. Again she squeezed and again dirt about 2" above it's back. DARN IT!!!! Just as the guide was debating going over to make sure there was no blood bear #4 came in but since the guide wasn't positive about the 2nd shot yet he made her hold out. They came back to camp, I got a big hug when she knew "Uncle Scott" was back in camp. We put the footage on a laptop and could clearly see #2 was a clean miss. Bailey was a very upset little girl. Her and I took a walk in the dark. I explained that missing is part of hunting and not to get down on herself. She wanted to quit, but I dropped to my knees and we began to pray. I prayed for strength, I prayed for her and I prayed for encouragement that only our Father above can deliver. The next morning she came to me and asked if we could go shoot her gun, then she told me about dropping the gun when she fell the night before. This is when I saw the ding on the side of the scope. We put it in a lead sled and sure enough about 7" high, we adjusted to dead center. Bailey shoots 5 shots and has a group the size of a quarter touching top center. She's good to go and her confidence is back. Thank you Lord!

From: Mt. man
03-Jul-19

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BEAR DOWN!!!!
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BEAR DOWN!!!!
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Recovery crew!
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Recovery crew!
Night #4 After the target practice today her confidence is back and she is ready. Bailey, Dad and Guide had literally just sat down in the blind. Dad didn't even have the video camera on the tripod yet when the guide says "Don't move there is already a bear on the bait." It's barely 6:00pm and sure enough a new bear is on the bait. Bailey get's settled in and this time her Hornady ELDX hit's it's mark. The bear tears off into the brush so they back out and come back to camp. It's a mad rush to grab gear and 5 of us head back in with Bailey. The outfitter has 2 great Karelian Bear Dogs that join us. Bailey is a dog lover so this actually helped her be calm watching the dogs. We looked for a blood trail for about 3 seconds....LOL. When the dogs fired up about 80 yds. from the bait and had found the dead bear. 7:30pm plenty of daylight and time for many pictures. We got to see an amazing transformation on that mountain. At first Bailey didn't want to touch the bear and was upset she killed an animal. Our excitement, praying over the harvest, the dogs licking her, notching her tag with my grandfathers pocket knife and many positive comments and hugs lead to something awesome. Bailey became a huntress, soon she asked to touch the bear, do some cuts with K114, held the leg while skinning and helped put 1/4's in the game bags for sausage. I cannot describe it here in written words but it was a miraculous transformation in that little girl.

From: Mt. man
03-Jul-19

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So proud of this little lady!
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So proud of this little lady!
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SO HAPPY!
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SO HAPPY!
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So many great memories on that mountain!
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So many great memories on that mountain!
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success WAR paint!
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success WAR paint!

From: Mt. man
03-Jul-19

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K114
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K114
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Adding some color to a beautiful piece of art! An amazing knife on and amazing journey!
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Adding some color to a beautiful piece of art! An amazing knife on and amazing journey!
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I might be biased boys and girls, but I don't thing K114 ever looked better!
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I might be biased boys and girls, but I don't thing K114 ever looked better!
Bailey warmed up to the fact that she was a successful hunter. So we broke out K114. We are blessed to be a part of this knife's journey. Morgan you will always be in our prayers little lady. PROUD OF YOU!

From: Mt. man
03-Jul-19

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Notching her tag!
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Notching her tag!
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Amazing milestone right here!
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Amazing milestone right here!
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Our little huntress made the decision to ride back into the lodge parking lot up on the dog boxes howling her success! So FUN!!!!!
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Our little huntress made the decision to ride back into the lodge parking lot up on the dog boxes howling her success! So FUN!!!!!
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Special thanks to the Sawtooth Lodge and Sawtooth Wilderness Outfitters for all they did to help this little girl have the trip of her life. "HUNTING DREAMS" (Where God guides, GOD provides.)
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Special thanks to the Sawtooth Lodge and Sawtooth Wilderness Outfitters for all they did to help this little girl have the trip of her life. "HUNTING DREAMS" (Where God guides, GOD provides.)

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Bailey notching her tag with my late grandfathers pocket knife is how I have topped off the end of 12 years of doing these hunts. Truly a special moment as I never had a father growing up and my grandfather did his best to teach me about the outdoors. If you want to see more photo's and info about the hunts we do for these kids. Please check us out by clicking the "Hunting Dreams" tab on our website. Thanks Scar Finga for letting me be a part of this journey!

From: Brotsky
03-Jul-19
Simply an amazing story Scott! Bailey is a very impressive little girl! Thank you for all you do for these kids, no one deserves it more. One of the best stories on Bowsite in quite awhile! God bless!

From: Nick Muche
03-Jul-19
Way to go Scott!

From: Drahthaar
03-Jul-19
Awesome. Forrest

From: Mt. man
03-Jul-19

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The amazing Sawtooth mountains in Idaho!
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The amazing Sawtooth mountains in Idaho!
OK I have blown up your Bowsite screens enough. Thanks for letting "Hunting Dreams" and myself be a part of the K114 journey. The success was in much more than a bear harvest. Deep sincere prayers, God's creation in one of the most breathtaking places, great people and a little girl making huge maturity strides as well as the entire family getting a week away to bond and heal as a unit. That is why we do what we do.

Thanks & GOD BLESS Scott "Scooter" McGann Mt. Man

From: Scar Finga
03-Jul-19
Scott/ Bailey,

This is so incredible man, I don't even have the words to describe how happy I am for both of you!! Bailey, You Are AWESOME!!!!! Great Job Kiddo, very well done and a cute little huntress to boot:)

Scott, I can't thank you enough for #1 Taking us along on this excellent journey #2 for an incredible and wonderful introduction to hunting for a very special and beautiful warrior! #3 for taking K114 and the Journal along. I hope you, Kami, the guides and Bailey all signed it, lol!!!!! If not, we will get it back to you so everyone can sign it. #4 Thank you for being a man of honor, integrity, kindness and unwavering generosity!!!

God Bless Bailey, you and Kami as well!

BTW, the knife has never looked better, great pictures!

From: Scoot
03-Jul-19
That was just plain awesome! Thanks again for taking us along for the ride. Bailey appears to be an amazing young gal who obviously won your heart over very quickly. I was cheering for her and I'm sure glad she had a blast.

Scott, if karma is in the least bit real some of this do-gooding you have been up to for a long time will bless your family over the next while. I know you folks could use it right now and I don't think the prayers many of us are sending from afar will hurt either.

03-Jul-19
Really nice write up, Scott! Bailey, congratulations and hope life treats you well. Best of luck with the battle you are undertaking within your house too, Scott. Best wishes and prayers for your wife.

From: BigOk
03-Jul-19
Amazing story!!!

From: Ron Niziolek
03-Jul-19
That was the best read on Bowsite in quite awhile. Well done everyone. Prayers and well wishes to everyone.

From: GLP
03-Jul-19
Way to go Mt. man. And praying for your wife! Greg

From: deerslayer
03-Jul-19
That is awesome Scott. Thanks for sharing that with us! Congrats to Bailey and to you.

From: Ace
03-Jul-19
Wow, wonderful story and a great job by all who were involved.

I really enjoyed following along even though reading it got a little tough with something in my eyes.

From: HUNT MAN
03-Jul-19
Thanks Scott for all you do!! You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Hunter

03-Jul-19
Absolutely awesome! So happy for that little girl. Scott, thank you for doing what you are for these kids, these things will be remembered for the rest of their lives.

From: bowhunter24
03-Jul-19
Another awesome story on Bowsite! Thanks Scott for bringing it to us and all you do! Bailey your another hero of mine! Kami you will be added to my prayer list as well! Thanks again.

From: Screwball
03-Jul-19
Congratulations Bailey! Well done to all. Scott you are an incredible person. Prayers are being sent to you and your family, you will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

From: Ibow
03-Jul-19
Great story & pics. Thanks for sharing!

04-Jul-19
Great story we are very lucky to have people like you doing things like this.

From: Beav
04-Jul-19
What a great recap! Congrats to all of you and wishing you the best.

04-Jul-19
The joy you get personally is obvious. Impacting one life at a time is the gift! Carry on.

From: JB
04-Jul-19
Very awesome story! Fitting for K114!! Way to go Bailey!!!

Scott - best of luck and prayers for your wife and her battle with cancer.

From: Jasper
04-Jul-19
10000% awesome! God bless you Scott for what you’re doing! You and your foundation are simply incredible. Is there a way we can help support Hunting Dreams?

04-Jul-19
Great bear young Lady awesome, congrats to all involved.

From: SBH
04-Jul-19
This is what it's all about. Thanks for the post Scott, very inspiring. You are doing it right. Keep up the good works!!

From: Boreal
04-Jul-19
Best thread ever! You're a good man Scott.

From: Scar Finga
05-Jul-19

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Guys,

Here is the link for the Dream Hunts, if you scroll to the bottom of the page, you can donate.

God Bless and give freely!

Scar

From: Scar Finga
05-Jul-19
TTT

From: Mt. man
05-Jul-19
Thanks all, as Scar said there's a donate button on our website. The K114 is on its way to you Brotsky for it's next adventure!

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