Culbertson Hunt October 14-16, 2016

Montana Wounded Warriors had the pleasure and honor of being invited back to pheasant hunt for the weekend in Culbertson and Froid with the Aspenlieder, Knudsen, and Christoffersen families.  The two Warriors, Mike Kutz and Josh Beckett,  had a little surprise waiting for them on the first morning of hunting – two brand new Benelli shotguns with each of their units they served in combat was engraved on them.  If that wasn’t surprise enough, the two Warriors received flags that were flown over the state capital and a letter personally from Congressman Ryan Zinke, thanking them for their service.  With Mike and Josh in shock of their gifts, our guides Scott Aspenlieder and Austin Knudsen led them to a day full of many shooting opportunities at what seemed to be endless pheasants.  By the day’s ends, there were eight pheasants and one grouse stacking up in the truck.  In addition, Josh got the chance at a fox with a rifle that Austin had brought along.  It took Josh a few shots and a lot of laughs from everyone before the fox just decided to give up.  We ended the day with shooting clay pigeons and continuous laughs and teasing from everyone involved.  We returned to the gracious hosts of Alan and Raedelle Aspenlieder’s house and had a meal fit for a king.  We could not have asked for a more open and welcoming family to spoil us with all they did.  The next morning Scott and Austin took us to Froid to the Christoffersen family that was eagerly awaiting us with home-made cinnamon rolls and hugs.  They pointed us where to walk, and right behind their house Mike and Josh went and began slaying the pheasants.  That night of clay pigeon shooting really dialed the warriors in for business.  A day of dropping pheasants and a poor young bird dog of the Christoffersen’s (Bailey) getting a mouth full of porcupine quills really topped it off.  We ended the day with nine more pheasants to add to the previous day.  We returned to the Christoffersen’s house where they had a brisket they had been slow cooking in the traeger since the early morning.  Again we had one of the best meals we had ever experienced and some beans that were out of this world.  Everything combined was a trip that made a once and a life time experience for everyone involved.  Montana Wounded Warriors cannot thank the Aspenlieders, Knudsens, and Christoffersens enough for everything they do for us and the warriors.  Both Mike and Josh were blown away from the experience as was everyone that was involved.  This was a great trip that we will not forget!   

  • Culbertson Hunt October 14-16, 2016
  • Culbertson Hunt October 14-16, 2016
  • Culbertson Hunt October 14-16, 2016
  • Culbertson Hunt October 14-16, 2016
  • Culbertson Hunt October 14-16, 2016
  • Culbertson Hunt October 14-16, 2016
  • Culbertson Hunt October 14-16, 2016
  • Culbertson Hunt October 14-16, 2016
  • Culbertson Hunt October 14-16, 2016
  • Culbertson Hunt October 14-16, 2016
  • Culbertson Hunt October 14-16, 2016
  • Culbertson Hunt October 14-16, 2016