My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer June of last year at age 58. He is already past his expectancy. He lives for hunting and it has always been his passion. We weren’t sure if he was going to make it to another hunting season so I searched the internet for possibilities. I found a non-profit called trinity oaks in Texas who donate hunts to those who are terminally ill. I applied for a hunt for my dad and got an email about a week later asking me to call them for more details about my dad and his wishes. They found a ranch about 1 1/2 hours east of Austin that was willing to donate an Axis deer to my dad if he was up for the travel. In June, me and my mom and dad flew to Texas for a 3 day hunt. We had an amazing time but my dad missed the target axis on our final day and we went home empty handed. My dad kicked himself pretty hard thinking that it might be his last opportunity. I talked to the Ranch manager and they offered the same hunt for my dad if we can ever make it back. They even offered the hunt to myself if my dad couldn’t make it. This is a high fenced ranch that offers exotic animal hunts. My dad has a very difficult time walking so hunting from a blind over feed was perfect for him. Me and my dad got to go back to Texas last week. But this time for 5 days! We couldn’t be happier with the generosity of the ranch manager and owner. My dad was allowed to take either an Axis buck, blackbuck, or fallow buck. We seen the blackbuck every day so we always had that in our back pocket. The Axis was target #1 but we never got a clean shot opportunity. My dad ended up taking this fallow on the final evening. We could not be happier. Not only did my dad get to go on this hunt of a lifetime but the company is also covering the cost of taxidermy to have the fallow mounted for my dad. Not only is he getting the mount but the taxidermist offered to put a rush on the mount considering my dads condition. We will have the meat all processed with steaks, burger, and sausage in the next week and the mount in our house in the next 2-3 months. My family is blown away and shocked by the people who made this happen. It’s a small fallow but the meaning and memories behind it are so much more.