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2023 Adventure Pictures


18 year old Tony Cash from Fort Ripley, MN got his first bear ever on his hunt! It came down to the wire with Tony connecting just a few minutes before the end of his 5-day hunt in Manitoba, Canada, with DOA Outfitters.


Brayden Gildea from Glencoe, MN was diagnosed with Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) 1 week before his 14th birthday. After intense chemotherapy treatments Brayden is recovering well. We are thrilled to report that Brayden recently returned from DOA Outfitters in Manitoba where he bagged this black bear! What an awesome adventure! Congrats Brayden!


20 year old Maddie Barkow from Minnetonka was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Feb 2017. In 2021 Maddie's cancer came back and was treated with a bone marrow transplant and 8 weeks in the ICU. Maddie is doing much better now, and we are happy to say that she just got back from salmon fishing with RV Charters on Lake Michigan. Although the fishing was a little on the slow side, they did catch some salmon and lost a huge trophy salmon while reeling it in. What a great experience! Congrats Maddie!


We had another great fishing trip this past weekend at Cyrus Resort on Lake of The Woods! There were lots of smiles and stories to bring home from the Walleye capitol of the world!


13 year old Allison Marsh from Mora, MN has already had 9 brain surgeries so far in her young life. We are happy to say that Allison and her family recently returned from a Lake Vermilion adventure where they stayed at White Eagle Resort, and had guided fishing with Dave Schueck and Dave Swenson. They had an awesome time and caught loads of fish. Congrats Allison!


Jack Zimmerman of Elysian, MN lost both his legs serving his country in Afghanistan. Jack also lost his thumb and parts of his finger on one hand. Even with all his struggles and injuries, Jack has a great infectious attitude. We can never thank Jack enough for his service to our great country, however we are happy to say that Jack recently returned from a Rainy Lake fishing adventure at Thunderbird lodge with guided fishing from Rainy Lake legend Mike Williams. The fishing was great and they had an awesome time. Congrats Jack!!


14 year old Emma Melby from Moorhead, MN was diagnosed with stage 4 non hodgkins lymphoma in Dec '21. Emma recently returned from a family houseboat & fishing adventure on beautiful Lake Vermilion. They had a great time, caught lots of fish and even had a shore lunch fish fry. Thank you to Lake Vermilion Houseboats, Sunset Glow Guide Service, and Cliff's Guide Service for helping to make this possible! Congratulations Emma!


10 year old Jacob Bongers is from Lonsdale, MN and was originally diagnosed with brain cancer in November of 2021. He has had surgery, chemo, and radiation since then. We are happy to say that Jacob recently returned from a Brainerd Lakes area adventure where he stayed at the Arrowwood Lodge with unlimited passes to the indoor waterpark, and also had guided fishing with Nate Berg. Congratulations Jacob!

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