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#6266128 - 04/18/16 08:36 PM Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx
Texan0718 Offline


Registered: 04/24/09
Posts: 131
Loc: Texas
Last week I had the privilege of hosting a 14 year old young man, Jim Yanez of Round Rock, who has leukemia, on his dream hunt for a scimitar horned oryx on behalf of the Texas Outdoor CHILD charity. Travis Buell of Harper worked with Brian Gilroy who owns the 5G ranch near Mountain Home to make the hunt happen. Cam French, ranch foreman and head dishwasher at the 5G was Jim's guide. We decided to move the hunt up to Thursday and Friday in order to miss the rain. Man was that ever a great decision.






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#6266133 - 04/18/16 08:38 PM Re: Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx [Re: Texan0718]
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Great hunt! Congratulations to the hunter and prayers for him and his parents. Beautiful trophy.
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#6266155 - 04/18/16 08:49 PM Re: Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 04/08/15
Posts: 330
Loc: Dumas TX
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Great hunt! Congratulations to the hunter and prayers for him and his parents. Beautiful trophy.


Great job to all.
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#6266171 - 04/18/16 08:57 PM Re: Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx [Re: rdhibbs]
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Registered: 07/09/13
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Loc: Mountain Home, Uvalde, and Big...
Way to go everybody involved!
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#6266197 - 04/18/16 09:09 PM Re: Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx [Re: Texan0718]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Outstanding oryx. Congrats Jim. Thanks to all the volunteers. up


Edited by Pitchfork Predator (04/18/16 09:19 PM)
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#6266215 - 04/18/16 09:18 PM Re: Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx [Re: Texan0718]
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Registered: 06/21/11
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Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
Post of the year so far. Great job young man!
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#6266224 - 04/18/16 09:25 PM Re: Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx [Re: Texan0718]
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Registered: 02/20/12
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Texan, great job in bringing some joy and respite to this young man during his cancer battle. I was always impressed by the generosity of the hunting community when it comes to sponsors the disease afflicted youth. My son whom also battled Leukemia for nearly 5 years was offered no less than 2-3 opportunities to hunt whitetail, bear or exotics during that time. We politely declined letting someone else without hunting opportunities partake but the gesture of generosity always made me proud of my fellow hunters!

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#6266277 - 04/18/16 09:53 PM Re: Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx [Re: Texan0718]
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cheers
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#6266281 - 04/18/16 09:57 PM Re: Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx [Re: Texan0718]
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Registered: 05/30/11
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Awesome!
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#6266286 - 04/18/16 10:00 PM Re: Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx [Re: Texan0718]
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43783
Loc: Kingwood
Great thing done for that young man. up

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#6266343 - 04/18/16 11:02 PM Re: Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx [Re: Texan0718]
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20287
Loc: Texas
up Way to go Jim, glad you got a good one

A big thanks to all involved with making this hunt happen. Speaking from experience there is not much more uplifting for those that work these hunts than a successful good time for the one the hunt is for.
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#6266355 - 04/18/16 11:19 PM Re: Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx [Re: Texan0718]
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Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 1713
What a thoughtful and generous gift of time and the hunt.

Well done! up

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#6266523 - 04/19/16 08:16 AM Re: Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx [Re: Texan0718]
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1175
Loc: Tyler, TX
Awesome animal and great to hear G5 Ranch was a part of it!!

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#6266550 - 04/19/16 08:37 AM Re: Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx [Re: Creekrunner]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Great hunt! Congratulations to the hunter and prayers for him and his parents. Beautiful trophy.


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#6266673 - 04/19/16 10:10 AM Re: Young Man With Leukemia Gets His Oryx [Re: Texan0718]
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41084
Loc: Metroplex
Beautiful!!!! Awesome trophy and some of the best meat a man can find

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