The year will go down as a great growing year for the ranch. We had excellent rains in the spring and early summer and the ponds stayed full. The native grasses grew extremely well, and the bison heard grazed it over. The oaks continued to grow and fill in some areas where the fires cut them back a few years ago. Toward the end of the summer, some of the areas started to look like they did before the fire. We were able to grow some amazing food plots in the summer, and the deer and elk grew like weeds.
Because of this, we had great growth. We had many successful hunts and made some fond memories with new friends. Here are some of the highlights from the last hunting season.
To start off the year, in January, Chuck Vessels came to hunt this magnificent bull bison.
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Then, in the fall, Chuck came back with his son, Hugh, and they each got a trophy elk. It is so nice to be able to take a father and son out on a hunt. Sharing the outdoors with the next generation will always be our passion.
This is Chad Ryans. He won this doe hunt from Fishin for 4, which is a scholarship that promotes wildlife conservation.
Steve Price hunted this cow elk in October, 2015. Steve is a longtime friend and outdoor writer. It was great to have him out on the ranch for this experience.
Brad Hayman hunted this young management bull in the fall.
We are looking forward to what the coming year has in store for us. If you would like to come hunt with us, please give us a call and we can make some memories together.