Thought you all might want to here how friends helped a fellow conservationest. On saturday a benifit was held for a fellow hunter and fisherman. A man who has helped his fellow man never thinking he would need help himself. A man that just six months ago planted 7000 trees on part of his farm to turn that ground back to nature. A man now needing a bone marrow transplant for lukemia(sp). Donations of new or like new fishing, hunting and camping equipment came from all over the USA for the auction. You can't imagine the amout of donations that took 11 hours to auction off. Over 100 new guns, some from manufactures and several from Ducks Unlimited. Over 20 framed prints from Ducks Unlimited. Hundreds of new reels, hundreds of new poles, thousands of new fishing lures, line and misc. Anything a sportsman would need was there including five week long hunting or fishing trips including lodging. A local grocery donated all the food, the owner of the hall donated the hall, all his workers gave there time and a local beer dist. donated the drink. A TV dealer who didn't even know Gregg donated a big screen TV and a Ducane gas grill for the auction. I could go on and on with the list but the point is that a community of sportsman like ourselves came together to help one of their own and raised $55,000 dollars. Yes 55 thousand dollars!!! Just makes me proud to be a part of a community of sportsman who will put asside their own problems and come to the aid of another. A prayer, a doller or your time, it all matters.