Antelope Hunt, Harlowton 2016

Montana Wounded Warriors took Jake Parker, Sam Bruner, Charlie Bruner and Chris Grudzinski up to Harlowton, Montana on October 7th.  We had the pleasure to be invited to hunt opening day of antelope on the Miller Ranch.  Mark and Mary Miller allowed us to park a camper and stay on their ranch just minutes away from some great antelope hunting with an amazing view of the mountains.  Friday night the four warriors had a chance to bond and enjoy each other’s company in a camping setting.  Opening day began with Jake Parker stalking and taking the first antelope buck of the day with a great long distance shot.  After that, all the warriors spent the better part of the day chasing and being outsmarted by the antelope.  No matter what we did or where we went they were sneaking around or through us.  As the day progressed, Sam Bruner got a chance at a nice buck and put the sneak on him.  He connected with a shot and was able to track the antelope after the shot took a toll on the antelope.  Several miles were put on the warriors chasing these fast animals, but they never gave up.  Chris Grudzinski managed to be in the right place at the right time and took advantage of the situation to drop his buck not far from the truck.  The first day ended with three of the four warriors filling their tags.  Charlie Bruner was not about to be without a kill so he took a nice trophy rabbit that made the mistake of getting in his sights.  The day ended with a huge feast back at the camper followed by great conversation and adult beverages.  We were all exhausted and crashed for the night.  The second and final day proved to be the day meant for Charlie.  Right away the antelope had presented themselves and a beautiful buck was taunting Charlie.  Charlie and Sam did several meters of low crawling and stalking to get into position.  Charlie got a shot on the big buck and it found its mark.  We tracked the big buck and successfully filled all four warriors’ tags.  We had one additional doe tag and had no problem filling that tag since there was no shortage of antelope.  We retreated back to the camper and managed to get a few shots off taking a couple pheasants and a few more rabbits as an added bonus.  It was an amazing trip and a huge success.  Thank you again to the Miller Ranch and we look forward to making this an annual hunt.

  • Antelope Hunt, Harlowton 2016
  • Antelope Hunt, Harlowton 2016
  • Antelope Hunt, Harlowton 2016
  • Antelope Hunt, Harlowton 2016
  • Antelope Hunt, Harlowton 2016
  • Antelope Hunt, Harlowton 2016
  • Antelope Hunt, Harlowton 2016