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Hello, my name is Michael Macko, but call me Mike. I am married with two children. I am one of seven siblings that my parents had adopted. I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
I started hunting when I was around 12 years old. My dad was not much of a hunter, but he taught me the ropes on fishing at an early age. My older brother took me squirrel hunting for my first hunting trip. I remember seeing my first squirrel in the woods and went chasing after it. I soon realized that I should have shot the squirrel, because he was much faster than me and gave me the slip. I still laugh about that to this day. Since then, I have tried to learn as much about hunting as I could. I have harvested many animals in my lifetime. I have taught my son how to hunt safely and ethically. He is now 17 and an avid hunter. My daughter is now starting to go with me hunting, and she is 9 years old. Both love to fish, and each started around the age of three for fishing. My wife is not much of a hunter except if it is at a mall. She loves to hunt for bargains.
About two years ago I had a dream to help needy children enjoy the thrills of hunting and fishing. I have seen smiles on many children faces after catching their first fish or shooting their first deer. So, I started "A Hunt Above" about 2 years ago. I believe that God wanted me to start this organization to help spread His Word, and to help children fulfill life long dreams of hunting or fishing. I have been all the way to Texas to Canada hunting different species of animals. I enjoy freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing. I mainly hunt deer, hogs, ducks, and squirrels. I have hunted in the past bear, coyote, fox and turkey.
"A Hunt Above" is working on providing hunts for all types of animals all across the nation. Also, we are working on more deep-sea fishing trips and freshwater fishing trips. We have many landowners who have offered a hunt or fishing trip on their property. We are currently looking to grow that number, so that we may provide many hunts for many children.
"A Hunt Above" is more than just a hunting organization: it is a chance for terminally ill and handicap children to have an enjoyable time, without the pressures of the real world. We don’t guarantee a harvest every time someone goes on a hunt nor do we guarantee a fish on a fishing trip. But, what we do guarantee is that this event in this child’s life will be a memorable one, which they can cherish for their whole life. We offer these hunts and fishing trips at no cost to the child or parents or guardian.
If you have any questions or concerns or suggestions feel free to contact me.
Also I hope to enjoy this forum and get to know ya'll.
Sincerely,

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Welcome to BGH Mike Big smile Saw your post of some of your hunts, that's a Great thing you guys are doing for these people Thumbs up You're giving these kids an opportunity to experience their dreams and making lifetime memories for these young people Yes GOOD JOB! Thanks for posting!

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Welcome to BGH. Thumbs up

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that's awesome. those families will definately see the love of our Lord through you.

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That is one awsome thing your orginzation is doing and those young people that never had a chance to enjoy the great outdoors will never forget that experience . In fact my girlfriend's daughter is 15 years old and never had a rifle in her hands before . She has become quite a woods girl .She shot 4 out of 4 rabbits and she loves it .That is some experiences she will cherish and never forget . Keep up the awsome job . Welcome to Big Game Hunting Forum . There is an awfull bunch of nice guys on here to share tips and experiences with " ENJOY "

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Thanks for the warm welcome...

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Smacko, Welcome to BGH! Big smile

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