We returned to the NBar the second week in November with two of our wounded veterans, Rob Aguirre and Nathan Pross. We spotted a very large herd of elk shortly after arriving. Ranch manager, Mike Sedgwick, and his assistant Mike, helped get our hunters in place. As we peered over the ridge down into the draw, there in front of us were approximately two hundred elk made up of cows, calves and spikes. They got into place and Nathan was the first to harvest a nice cow.
We loaded Nathan’s elk into the truck and then started to drive and glass, looking for where the herd had moved off to. After a couple of hours, Mike spotted a small group of elk bedded on a hillside. We parked the truck and hiked a mile to the bottom of the hill. Then, using the trees as cover, we got into position. When the elk stood up, Rob shot his cow and dropped it instantly with a neck shot – lots of blood, but no wasted meat!
After lunch, Mike Sedgwick took the guys out to look for prairie dogs. He didn’t have to look far. The guys spent a fun afternoon shooting prairie dogs across the ranch. That evening Mike and his wife hosted a nice dinner at the lodge. Once again we would like to thank the Wilks brothers, and their manager, Mike Sedgwick, and the wonderful staff at the NBar for the great time they showed our wounded vets. We look forward to being invited back in the future.