This was the third annual hunt on the Johnson and Ballard Ranch. We started the hunt off with two veterans that also served with Jim Ballard’s son. Art Hazen and John Bennett started the hunt off in search for buffalo. They each made great shots, but John made sure that he gave his friend lots of heckling when it took him two shots to bring down his buffalo. Both John and Art were in the same unit when John was shot in the back by a sniper; Art was by his side then and to this day they are still best of friends. After they each got a buffalo we moved over to the Ballard Ranch. Jim and his son Ross love taking the Montana Wounded Warriors out on their property in search of deer and elk. Jim Ballard said it best: Having MTWW’s out for the weekend is like having his son Alan back. It brings great happiness to the Ballard family as they are able to reminisce about their son who was also an OIF vet. Both Art and John hunted the Ballard ranch. John got a nice mule deer while Art got a monster whitetail. It was another successful hunt. We look forward to next year.