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Sad day for CrazyElkHunter

Early this morning CrazyElkHunter (Bill Custer) lost one of his best friends of 25 years while elk hunting on Glade Park. He asked me to let everyone on the forum know. My prays and condolences go out to there families and friends. Sorry for your loss my friend.

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elkkill06 PLEASE let Bill

elkkill06 PLEASE let Bill know that my family and I have him and his late friends family in our prayers. We send out our condolences and shed a tear with him. May his friend Rest In Peace. God Bless

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Wow that is a sad day

Cry Wow that is a sad day indeed.  Please pass my condolences to his family and friends!

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Damn, to go during an actual

Damn, to go during an actual hunt????? Do we know if it was some sort of accident, or something like a heart attack???? frown

Please let him know we are all praying for him and his friends family.......

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Sad day

Its always hard to lose a friend,my prayers are for you and his family.

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Very sad day!! My prayers go

Very sad day!! My prayers go out to his family and friends

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Sad Day In Elk Camp

Thanks elkkill for all your help. Our hunt was cut short and  ended sadly when a friend I called big brother, collapsed and died in my arms while we tried to clear fallen trees from the fierce winds during the night. His brother and I tried to revive him but the coroner said he never felt any pain and died befor he hit the ground. I had just turned to him and asked him if he ws alright, he turned his head slightly and looked at me and his knees buckled and as he collapsed, I caught one of his arms and tried to break his fall. I yelled 3 or 4 times for his brother Billy. He ran to help me and between tears and cpr for what seemed like several minutes we accepted that Ray was gone. It took over 6 hours for the coroner to arrive and make arrangements for the trip down the mountain to Grand Junction. My friends name is Ray Green, from Houston Texas and he was only 65 years old. His brother, Billy Green and I appreciate all your prayers. Ray died in a place he loved. The beautifull Colorado Mountains. He had been hunting in Colorado for over 40 years. Billy told me, while we waited for authorities, that his big brother Ray had taken him on his very 1st Colorado hunt when he was very young and now 40 years later he has taken his big brother on his last. It was a very long drive home for the both of us. Billy lives in Cleveland Texas and I live in Clovis Calif. We kept in touch by cell phone every few hours  for over 24 hours to make sure we both made it home safely. I never knew 2 grown men could cry so much.

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Damn Craztelk, I don't even

Damn Craztelk, I don't even know what to say....... frown

I guess you can say it's good that he was with friends, was doing what he loved, and didn't feel any pain. 

We'll continue to pray for you in these tough times.....

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I'll keep you in my thoughts

I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers