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Monday, October 24, 2016

His Brother's Keeper

Joshua and his three children
Below is an email we received from Jeremy Nauta:

My brother Joshua, who is 35 with three young children, has been battling brain cancer for just over one year. The doctors recently told us he has 4 to 6 months left. Him and I grew up deer/elk hunting together with family and friends. 

My brother's last wish was to be able to take his six-year-old son Jaden on a hunt before he is gone. Through social media, Lars Larson and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, my brother's wish was granted. 

We figured he would just be hunting public land in northeast Oregon. A local rancher heard of this and has donated an LOP (landowner preference program) tag for Joshua! To top this off it's the number-one hunting ranch in Oregon for guided hunts! The ranch is called the "Pocket Ranch" in Joseph Oregon. 

Joshua (left) and his brother Jeremy
We are truly blessed...

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation wishes the best to Joshua, Jeremy, their families and all those involved in Joshua's hunt this week. Best of luck!


  1. God bless you all that helped make this possible for Joshua and his son. Always remember God is watching, your kindness shines !!
    Sincerely, Theresa Adamson

  2. God bless you for this incredible gift you have given them.

  3. May God bless you all with a successful, & very memorable hunt of a life time. God is good.