Nick Riley, of Columbia Falls, MT, contacted Montana Wounded Warriors with an offer to take our wounded veterans on a mountain lion hunt. Nick has dogs who love to run the cats, and over the years, Nick and his sons have enjoyed chasing the lions through the mountains of northwest MT. Many of our wounded vets applied for a mountain lion tag in the area where Nick hunts. Dev Stutsman was the only one who was fortunate enough to draw a tag. The first time Nick took Dev hunting things were slow and they were unable to cut any fresh tracks. The second time out was much different. They found fresh tracks and the dogs got on several different cats. Eventually the dogs were able to tree one of the lions. The first lion that was treed made things quite exciting as it leaped from the tree and began to run again. The dogs were able to get back on the trail and within two hundred yards had the lion treed again. Dev made a good shot and shot his first mountain lion and the first lion ever taken on a Montana Wounded Warriors trip. We would like to thank Nick Riley for his generosity of time and effort to make this possible. It is a hunt that Dev will remember the rest of his life. We hope to have the opportunity for more of our wounded vets to hunt with Nick for lions in the future.