Montana Wounded Warriors had the privilege, once again, to have a couples fishing trip at the Riverstone Lodge in McCleod. MTWW’s Nathan Pross, Mike Kuntz, and Scott Parsneau, along with their better halves ;), as well as Board Member Neil Baumann and his lovely wife were truly blessed by the hospitality of the lodge’s managers Craig and Deb Greenlee and their staff. The food and lodging were excellent.
The first two days of fly fishing were challenging, with steady winds of 20-30 mph and gusts much higher. Still everyone caught fish as well as a sun/windburn. The last day we were there, some of the group went to the Natural Bridge for a short hike while others fished the lakes on the property. Everyone had a wonderful time and we can’t thank CVR Energy and its owner Carl Icahn enough for the wonderful opportunity they have blessed us with over the past three years.
Once again, Lisa and Bill of the Diamond R Guest Ranch welcomed Montana Wounded Warriors Tyler Tummons and Scott Larkin, as well as guide Jesse Shively and MTWW Board Member Bob Lilienthal. As usual, our hosts provided great lodging and wonderful meals in an absolutely stunning setting. Our MTWW’s are always amazed at the beauty and solitude of the surroundings. Unfortunately, partially due to the moist weather and numerous grizzly bear sightings, our hunters were unable to harvest any black bears. They hunted very hard and often, under the guidance of Jesse, but the critters did not cooperate. In spite of this, everyone had a great time and sincerely appreciated the hard work and hospitality provided by our Diamond R hosts.
Another great trip to Twin Bridges whitetail hunting on the Trailsend Ranch. Todd Bucher, Josh Cota, and Dan Kerpa harvested these wonderful bucks as well as several whitetail does. Huge thank you to Casey and Adam for getting us on the deer and another huge thank you to the Ruby Drake Lodge, Pete and Steve Bartowski for awesome lodging and the best food a person can eat. Great hospitality and friendship for sure.
Opening weekend, one of our Wounded Vets, Mac Vosbeck, was given a chance to fill a bull elk tag that he had drawn for hunting district 411 in the Grass Range area. Dan & Macie Ahlgren opened their home to Mac and board member Neil Baumann. They were able to see a bull right out of the gate the first morning, but by the time they had an opportunity to shoot, he disappeared. The weather was blustery, and the rest of the weekend they were unable to locate any elk.
Mac didn’t give up though. Two weeks later, Mike McGouldrick joined Mac Vosbeck as Dan & Macie invited them to their home once again. Mac got his bull elk and both Mac and Mike got two really nice mule deer bucks. Another awesome and successful hunt with Montana Wounded Warriors. Thanks again to Dan and Macie Ahlgren for their wonderful hospitality and for supporting our Wounded Vets.