Good things really do come to those that wait. Mlive.com  has the story of Bob Beute posted that details his 24 year quest to hunt a bull elk in Michigan.
Annually applying for a Michigan elk permit had become a joke to Bob Beute, of Hudsonville. Until June, that is, when a manila envelope from the DNRE was delivered to his Hudsonville home, ending his 24-year wait. He’d just about given up on elk hunting. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Beute, 66, retired director of ministries for Hillcrest Christian Church in Hudsonville. “Not only did I get a permit, but I got a bull license and in one of the premier areas.