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Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas 2019From the gang here at Wild Idaho Outfitters and Castle Creek Outfitters, we want to wish you and yours the best Christmas you could possibly have.

During holiday seasons, I imagine that we all find ourselves looking back over the past year and looking forward to a great new year ahead. With all the bad news that seems to permeate the mainstream media these days, it sometimes makes one wonder exactly what direction this great country of ours is heading; so, I wanted to take a minute to share with you a Christmas miracle that I not only got to witness, but be a part of and it really gave me hope that there really are some pretty awesome people out there…the media just chooses not to report about them.

Fund raiser attendeesThe miracle I witness happened in our little town of Challis, Idaho. The population sits around a thousand if you believe the sign at the end of town. In this small town there is a gal battling cancer and some of her friends and neighbors got together and put on a benefit meal and auction. I would have to believe that the turn out was beyond even their wildest imagination. It was a standing room only event, and as Kelly pointed out to me, I had the number 293 bidder card and many people came in behind me. The significance of that is that there was no less than one third of our entire town gathered to help and support this individual in need and one could not help being moved by the incredible amount of caring and generosity generated in our little town.

Now, as wonderful as I believe our little town to be, I also must believe that this happens more often than we would ever hear about as a collective nation of people. After all, generous people auctioning off hay bales, fertilizer, baked goods, custom made leather goods and even horses to benefit a “neighbor in need” probably just doesn’t have the front-page sizzle that an impeachment hearing has.

All that to say, it is the people we meet in our business that makes what we do in the backcountry great and I believe the “redneck, gun toting types” are some of the most caring, down to earth people on the planet.

So, as you celebrate with your families this holiday season, please take a moment to thank the Lord for the greatest miracle of all and the reason for Christmas and for putting you in a country as incredible as this one, despite what you may see in the daily news!

May God Bless America and may you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

George and the WIO & CCO Crew

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