This was our fourth year that Montana Wounded Warriors traveled to Twin Bridges and hunted the Trails End Ranch from November 17-20, 2016. Our Montana Wounded Warriors (Dustin Brawley, Rick Lamach, Brandon LaRocque, John Arnold, Kevin Chasson, Josh Deering, Brian Canich and Jon Crowe) all met up Thursday evening just south of Twin Bridges at the Big Hole C4 Lodge for some quality chat, camaraderie, and plenty of tall tales. The next morning we met up with Casey Cox and his helpers for breakfast in Twin Bridges. We then went on to the Trails End Ranch to shoot some rounds and confirm our zero. Then we headed to the river bottoms to thin out the whitetail population some. Over the next two days they harvested 9 nice whitetail bucks and 30 does. This Ranch is absolutely beautiful and managed in a stewardship manner to produce excellent wildlife opportunities. We’re very grateful for Mr. Kennedy to allow us to access his land and provide this wonderful healing atmosphere.
Hanging out with Casey and the boys was a great time as always, and they all did an awesome job of helping our warriors out around the ranch. We had a wonderful time and would like to thank the owners of the Trails End Ranch and their staff for the opportunity to hunt their property. We would also like to thank Dave and Cindy Ashcraft and their two daughters of the Big Hole C4 Lodge for providing excellent accommodations and cooking two great home cooked ranch style meals!
The hunt was completed Saturday night, and Sunday morning we headed over to Sanborn’s Fish Kreek Ranch Pheasant Preserve. Hunter and helper Alex Betz and his puppy Max, who was donated to Montana Wounded Warriors, helped round up some birds and round up the weekend. A great time was had by all!