September/October 2013 EBJ (Issue 79) - Getting married on the opening day of the Montana general season is no serious hunter’s first choice for a date. But, it just made my season that much sweeter. Our wedding was surrounded by successful hunts, resulting in my largest Montana trifecta, including a heck of a big deer.
There was no time to make the trip to elk country one weekend in early September when work was demanding. I made the best of it and hunted near home.
My soon-to-be sister-in-law had gotten married opening weekend of antelope archery season so I had not spent much time hunting speed goats yet, either. After a few hours in a blind next to a fence crossing, the buck I had been watching finally moved in from the sagebrush to chow down some alfalfa. He stopped before ducking under the fence and I released the successful shot. Soon it was just one week before our big day and also the last weekend of the archery elk season.