Lana and Monte,
I am sorry it has taken me this long to get back to you, but work has been very busy the past few weeks and I am just now coming up for air, however that's no excuse for good manners. I wanted to tell you both, thank you very much for a wonderful week and hunt. The experience is more than my dad and I could have ever imagined. It was a very special weekend for the two of us. Your generosity and hospitality was very appreciated. It's getting more and more rare to find people as welcoming and friendly as you two. The two of you define the term "good people" . Once again thank you very much for everything. If you find yourself in the Fort Worth area please let dad know so he can repay the favor, if you find yourself out in North Carolina please let me know so I can as well. If you could, I can I please get you mailing address so I can send you a small token of my appreciation. Thank you very much and merry Christmas.
Tyler "Spinner" Wilson, LT USN
Aviation Tactics and Evaluation Group
Hi Lana and Monte,
Just wanted to drop a note and tell you how much I enjoyed my time hunting with your family and Sam. You guys are a special unit. I have the meat back from my processor and we have really been enjoying it (the tenderloin I had for dinner tonight was excellent). Might be a couple of years, but I think I will be back for myself or someone in my family to experience the hunt.
We spent several hours looking around for some Yak. They are difficult to find amongst the green trees. Ranch is approximately 12,000 acres and kinda like finding a needle in a haystack. Found several small groups and in the second bunch there was this large Gray nose Bull laying off to the side of a group of females. Took some time to evaluate the bull and Monte decided it was likely the largest bull in the area and doubtful we could do any better so the decision was made to make the stalk.
You can see from the pictures that it was successful. After he stood up and stared at us for several minutes, he started to turn and I let him have it.
Monte and team do everything possible to insure a successful conclusion.
I definitely recommend this hunt with Lamont's Wild West Buffalo and Yak and be sure to tell them that I told you about it.
Nick / pasportfishing.net/yak.html
What an adventure for us,and we were so glad to get down to see the
buffalo, brown and white.
Worked out great for weather and temperatures. Got pretty warm that
first day and I was concerned about the hide laying in the back of the
truck. Lunchtime stop I purchased two bags of ice and rolled them
inside the hide and found a cardboard box that nearly covered the
whole thing to keep the sun off. Worked great and was still some ice
in the bags when we got home.
Darn if we didn't still get some snow since we returned. Even now as I
type it is 28 degrees out, but supposed to warm up today.
We will be keeping in touch and by this fall we will have to get into
actual plans for that Himalayan Tahr hunt with Monte.
Nick and Vickie
Yes we made it back and got that delicious meat to the processor. When we come back for Neal's hunt we will bring a trailer. Lesson learned on that.
Me and Neal had an amazing time and I got to complete one of my dreams with Monte and Cody. Now I've just gotta wait about a year for Mountain Legends Taxidermy to do their magic on the mount and rug.
Yes we got some great pics and I will send all of them to you. The best part was the video we captured on our GoPro cameras.
Tell Monte to definitely hollar at us if he finds that wild herd of bison. Otherwise we will probably be lining up another hunt in a year or two for Neal.
Thanks again for all the hospitality and for running an amazing outfit and experience. I will send you another email when I get those photos and videos sent out prob next week.
made it home with over 200lbs of meat. I can't fully express
how happy we were with our hunt. Everything surpassed our
expectations, beginning with the information provided, logistical
support and above all the personal care you took of us to
insure not only a successful hunt but a truly memorable experience
from planning right through to the finish. Thank you so much
for everything, we're already planning a return hunt for next
Matt & Donna
you so much for a wonderful morning and the in-school field
trip at Wood Gormley Elementary. The students, faculty and
parents adored meeting Beau. The inspiration and curiosity
was top notch and their art drawings were fantastic.
I think it was one of my favorite teaching days in 28 years.
I also fell in love with BEAU. He has a great disposition
and just amazing to spend time with a trained buffalo. I so
appreciate the loan of the hide, bones and skull . It provided
a great preparation for the students.
Mary O. Art Teacher
Santa Fe, NM
Monte and Lana,
I first would like to thank you both as well as Cody for a
great Buffalo hunt in December. Your assistance with our hotel,
food and site seeing while we were in Santa Fe just added
to our overall experience and enjoyment. Please thank Cody
for his help during the hunt and the field dressing of the
buffalo. Monte, I talked to my friend, Doug Black, the V.N.
Vet and he will contact you in the future regarding a buffalo
We have enjoyed all cuts of the buffalo meat and our friends
have asked for seconds.
If all works out, I would like to plan a buffalo hunt (for
one of the big boys) to celebrate my 60th birthday in three
years. I can see a shoulder mount for this one!
Long Beach, CA
Subject: Buffalo hide and Skull
Lana and Monte:
From sunny Southern California, hope you and family are healthy
and enjoying summer. I received my buffalo hide and skull
from Majestic Monarch Taxidermy- Dennis Otero/Ron Pattin this
They are both excellent! I'm glad I had them done. Hope to
see you in a couple years for a mature bull. Thanks again
for the great hunt and taxidermy recommendation!.
Monte, Lana, and Cody
Just a note to express my appreciation for a great experience
on your buffalo hunting ranch. It was exciting to stalk some
very large bulls - to within 50 feet and, to ultimately take
a really big bull. To me, he was a monster. I have never been
so close to such a large wild animal. He could have stomped
me into the ground in a heartbeat. This was an experience
I will never forget! You all went well beyond the extra mile
to make my hunt a success. For that I am so grateful and look
forward to another hunt with you in the future.
Thanks for another Great Hunting!!! Our people had one hell
of a good time!
(Jim Combs and Jimmy Johnson annual hunts)
You let me take home 2 lbs. of ground buffalo today from the
SF Farmer's Market even though I ran out of cash.
Thank you so much for trusting that I would send it to you,
(I hope you don't trust everyone!)
I love your buffalo meat. I'm a "recovering" vegetarian
on the Atkins diet and the buffalo burgers are a nice change
from chicken, chicken, chicken, and canned fish. I don't buy
other red meat.
Best, Marji K.
I am emailing you about my buffalo meat order... It was FABULOUS!!!
I made buffalo chili for a Super Bowl bash and they ate every
There was leftover rattlesnake chili with tequila, leftover
raccoon and wild boar.. but NO leftover buffalo chili!