The Schuett Ranch welcomed us back a second time this year for some more deer and elk hunting. Again we had five Wounded Warriors join us for this hunt. Our guide, Blade Schuett, was ready to go Friday afternoon and took Deondrai Ramsey out spotting some elk for him. They were able to get their sights on a cow elk and Deondrai was able to knock her down with one shot.
Saturday morning had a twist, as producers for the show Grateful Nation asked to film our men as they harvested their elk. They were there for the duration of the weekend filming for a show to be broadcast this summer. (no pressure!) That morning Dylan Porter was the first to knock down a bull elk. It was quite an adventure as the bull was not going down without a fight, but in the end Dylan won.
Saturday afternoon we set out once again and Kelly Niesken was the next one in line for a nice bull elk. He was able to stalk one with great success and was thrilled to harvest his first bull. Saturday night we celebrated with a wonderful meal at a local restaurant in Dillon.
Sunday morning, Blade took Kyle Seaborn out to look for an elk. Again, a bull was spotted, and again he was not going down without a fight, but Kyle was able to make the kill. Meanwhile, at the Tash Ranch, the others were looking to get some deer meat and by this time they had taken two bucks and a doe. Sunday afternoon the elk hunting was a little slow after all the weekend excitement, but we still held out hope that David Weidner would be able to tag out Monday morning so that all of our vets could fill an elk tag.
Monday morning was our last opportunity to hunt, and our last elk hunter, David, was up for the task. This was the first time David had ever hunted, and he put a beautiful shot on a cow elk. Five for five! When we got back to camp, there were two more deer harvested as well – a very successful hunt!
Thanks again to the Schuett and the Tash families for inviting us back. We are truly blessed by your generosity.