Montana Wounded Warriors has been doing a harvest with Steve and Dave from the Ten Springs Ranch for the last few years. They contacted Montana Wounded Warriors this year and said they wanted to donate a buffalo harvest to one of our Warriors this year to shoot if we would donate the meat to the Montana Veterans Meat Locker. We proudly told them we would be honored to be a part of this and had one of Wounded Warriors and Board Member, Chris Grudzinski do the honors. Chris took his wife and daughter along to share this once in a life time experience since he had never shot a buffalo before. Chris has taken several Warriors though out the years on many trips and has witnessed them harvesting several buffalo. This was extra special being it was him as the shooter and his family with him to share the memory. This is what Steve and Dave enjoy so much with having the Montana Wounded Warriors come out – they see the pure excitement and heartfelt gratitude. This is their way to give back to the Wounded Warriors and show they appreciate all they have done for their country. It was a great and memorable day that ended with the traditional Buffalo Mark Whiskey to warm the soul (and every other inch of your body). Than to boot, the meat from this huge buffalo is going to help feed hundreds of Veterans in Montana. Thank you so much Steve and Dave for the continued support and we are looking forward to another great year with you soon.
The Flathead Clay Target Club in Kalispell once again benefited Montana Wounded Warriors with their 7th annual fundraiser event June 9-11. The club did an outstanding job this year and was able to raise over $3,150 to support all expense paid hunting and fishing trips for wounded veterans who have served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. We had a fantastic turnout with 7 wounded vets and 5 of their spouses joining us. The weekend started off with a barbecue on Friday night followed by the group having some practice rounds shooting at clay targets.
Saturday morning was lively with our vets as well as many others from all over came and competed to see how many clay targets they could shoot. Afterwards we headed to Lakeside and spent the afternoon on Flathead Lake looking for fish. Thank you to Mofisch for providing us with 3 boats. Though there was not a lot of fish caught, a good time was had by all.
Thanks again to the Flathead Clay Target Club. We look forward to doing this again next year.
Montana Wounded Warriors was contacted in December by John Wells, a rancher of White Sulphur Springs. He was interested in reducing his herd of buffalo, and wondered if we\’d be interested in purchasing theses animals at a discount to help fill the freezers of several of our wounded veterans. We saw this as a great opportunity to provide over a thousand pounds of nutritious meat for our veterans families, and have a little fun in the process. When all was said and done, five buffalo were on the ground and a great time was had by all. Those whose freezers were filled were Chuck Hayter, Spencer Keck, Adam Greenwell, Travis Norby, Sam Bruner, Clint Mainwaring, Jacob Parker and Chris Grudzinski.
Thanks to John Wells and his staff for this great opportunity to bless our wounded vets!!