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At the beautiful Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery in Carlyle, IL 

WHY?

Matthew ‘Doc’ Bretz was born March 28, 1960 and was an esteemed member of our community.  He was a loving father, devoted husband and dedicated doctor.  Doc was taken from this world on December 18, 2012 and his honest and tender spirit is still greatly missed today.

Doc was an avid hunter and a world traveler.  He loved hunting big game and traveled to many countries, but had a special place in his heart for Africa.  Doc not only hunted in Africa, he was very interested and compassionate to those who lived and struggled there. 

Doc was very generous in reaching out to schools in Africa with support and donations; wanting to make a difference in a child’s life by improving the quality of their education.

Project Restore, Inc is a non-for-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Edwardsville, IL.  It was founded by Catherine Keck in 2007 and is 100% volunteer based.  Project Restore’s core value is sustainability and works in key areas to help community development of independent self reliance: Clean Water, Health Care, Education and Livestock/Agricultural Programs. 

Sandy Bretz, Doc’s surviving wife, heard about Project Restore and met with Catherine to better understand the organization’s work, philosophy, accomplishments and long term positive impact in Uganda, Africa.  The two shared a lot of common experiences and feelings and the meeting was very bitter sweet for all involved.  Sandy and Catherine then decided to try to honor Doc’s legacy and continue his work of kindness and care for Africa while also incorporating his passion for the sport of hunting. 

And … the idea of the BIG BUCK ROCK in honor of ‘Doc’ event WAS BORN!

Big Buck Contest – categories: Typical, Non Typical, Archery and Firearm.  Preregistration: $20 per entry Day-of: $25 per entry.big buck rules registration

Turkey Call Contest– Mouth call only.  Sign up and $10 entry fee to be paid the day of the event  Turkey Calling Rules

3D Shoot Archery Tournament
→ 10 TARGETS = 20 SHOTS
→ MEN, WOMAN AND KIDS
→ 15 – 50 YARDS
→ $8 PER ROUND –(shoot as many rounds as you like) 
→ PAYOUT BASED ON NUMBER OF ENTRIES
→ SHOOT IN GROUPS OF 3 OR 4
→ ALSO: NOVELTY SHOOTS 70-80 YARDS – $1 A SHOT
→ FOR MORE INFORMATION: GARY TOWELL, THE BOW SHED, 618•780•9129
→ TARGET USE DONATED BY BUCK STOP BROWNSTOWN, IL

Live Entertainment: Jim Miller Band, Penny Moon and Copper Creek and  the Samaritan Initiate AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!

50/50, Quilt Raffle, Booze Wheelbarrow raffle (wheelbarrow donated by ACE Hardware and Booze donated by Carrie L. Coleman-Brase of Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors) 

Vendors, prizes, auctions and give-aways and great food and wine! 

– Watch for details as they develop.  Questions?  email us at [email protected]

– Bands available to donate 45-90 minutes play time please contact: Darren W. at 618-322-6570. Sound equipment will be provided by Bretz Winery!

– Volunteer and Vendor/ Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact: [email protected]

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