Here's what a few of our customers have had to say about us.
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Fall 2019 - Green Bay, WI
All I can say is what an experience! Rick and Colleen take great pride in providing their guests with an unforgettable hunt. Our guides Wayne and Keenan were very knowledgeable, friendly, and down right good guys. We had a blast hunting, fishing, and bsing around the wood stove at night. The food and camp was excellent. Many moose were seen and I was fortunate enough to connect on my ultimate bucketlist trophy. I have moose hunted with other outfitters in the past and this was by far the best hunt i have ever been on!
Feeling blessed to have met Rick and Colleen Liske at a sports show in Lansing, Michigan, my husband and I decided to book a waterfowl hunt with them. After a 21 hour drive, we were welcomed with cozy accommodations in a relaxing, peaceful setting in beautiful Manitoba country.
We were grateful to Colleen Liske who prepared delicious meals for us three times a day. If you go hungry, it is your own fault! A special thank you to Rick Liske who put us on the “X” as we were able to hunt a different field and/or pothole each and every day. We thought the harvest from day one was amazing but each day it seemed to get better if that was even possible. We had never seen guides work so hard to make sure their customers were satisfied. Brendan Liske and Jordan Liske are knowledgeable young men who know how to get the job done right!
The hunting was out of this world-Arkansas x 10….The overall experience was a 10+. We can’t wait to go back again!
Don and Jeannine Feeney
I cannot say Thank you enough to you both for making my recent Moose Hunt successful and memorable! Your outfitting business is second to none!! As individuals, you were the Best!! Please consider myself as a reference if needed in your future Moose operations.
Take Care & Wishing you only the Best,
Fall 2019 - Shoreview, MN
My first ever moose hunt in 2019 was fantastic. I expected nothing less as this was my fifth hunt with Agassiz Outfitters and I had grown accustomed to their friendly superior service and skilled staff. As a bowhunter, I especially appreciated Rick telling me it was my hunt and I could do it as I wanted. I brought a gun along in case I needed a backup plan toward the end of the hunt. Guide Bryan appropriately tempered my expectations saying I would only likely get one chance during the week and it would be up to me what I did with it. I was fully prepared to go home empty and still consider it a good hunt. That proved unnecessary as Bryan called in an awesome bull on the second day of the hunt. Rick and Colleen, I expect you and your staff will laugh for many years about the absent-minded hunter who left his bow and most of his clothes in the pickup , how you saved the day and got them to him at the fly-in camp, how he arrowed a gorgeous moose at 4 yards, and the over-the-top emotional reaction he had when they found the moose dead only 50 yards from where it was shot. Bryan and Bob (the other hunter’s guide in our camp) are fun to hunt with. I am so fortunate to have experienced not only their hunting and kitchen skills, but their wry humor. I will likely be back as a color-phase bear is still on my list and possibly another moose hunt after I get the checkbook replenished. Thanks so much.
Moose Hunt 2019 - Maple Grove, MN
Rick and Colleen. I just wanted to thank you again for setting me up with such a great moose hunting experience. Being in the camp and area I was in with Bob and Bryan was something I will never forget and will always cherish, even if I did not get the moose I did. Their knowledge, skill and experience was so much fun to learn from and be a part of. This was my first guided hunting trip. I can not imagine a better experience. Your attention to details and how you cared for all of us hunters was excellent. The atmosphere you and your guides create is great to be a part of. Thank you for all of your efforts.
2019 Spring Bear Hunt
Thanks Rick,Colleen,Brendan and Jordan for an awesome hunting experience and a great bear.I could go on and on about the experience in camp as well as the bear stands but let me sum it up with "WOW" you guys were awesome, thanks so much and hope to see you guys again soon.
Spring Bear Hunt
Several years ago a friend of mine told me he had booked a spring bear hunt with Agassiz Outfitters in Manitoba and asked if I wanted to go. I’m glad I said yes. We had a great experience and I have now hunted with Rick and Colleen Liske five times, taking 5 bear (three made the minimum score for a “trophy" in Manitoba). Last year I took a big black with lots of white on the chest; I am going to pick up the full-body mount tomorrow—and drop off the cinnamon hide from the bear I took this year! While experiencing hunting a predator is exciting, it’s the total experience I have enjoyed…Rick and Colleen and their two sons provide comradery, lots of in-camp laughs with the other hunters, wonderful food, and a very professional approach to the each hunt. Spending a week at Agassiz is an exciting way to hunt and get the summer started…I’m sure I’ll hunt there again! John Peterson, Battle Lake, Minnesota
Spring Bear and Fall Moose - Wisconsin
I’ve been hunting with the Liske Family for 10 years! I’ve hunted Black Bear every year and Moose once. They are the only outfitters I will hunt with. They know how to put you on world class bear and moose. I’m planning to hunt Moose again this fall 2019 and again in 2021! I’m also booked for the next few years for Spring Bear. The Liskes have become family. You can’t find a better outfitter! Jason
Spring May 4 through May 12 2019 - Texas
So as my hunt approached. I found myself full of anxiety and excitement. This was my first of what I hope will Be many trips to hunt with Agassiz Outfitters. Although I was the only hunter that came alone on this journey. Rick and Colleen made me feel like family right from the start. Their hospitality and knowledge of bear hunting was exactly what i needed being this was my first bear hunt. Their two sons Brendan and Jordan were raised guiding hunts. These guys were always working to find the baits that were being hit to give all of us a chance at a trophy bear. I was fortunate to have seen a 400lb bear on my first sit. But didn’t get a shot. Was able to video for about 10 seconds. Very exciting for me. Being that I have never seen a bear before. After that i was able to watch a few smaller bears over the next few hunts. On Friday at 4:30 pm. I had a huge black bear come in at 20 yards. This guy was a tank compared to the other bears i had seen. As i drew my Mathews bow back. I let the arrow fly. And i thought that i had made a good shot. The arrow went in just behind the left shoulder. Being that i am from Texas and we grow up using that spot as the kill zone. I contacted Jordan about the bear. As i sat there for about 2 hrs Jordan and Brendan both showed up and we preceded to look for the bear. My arrow was only 15 yards from where I had shot him. We got on really good blood. As we found ourselves 300, 400 and now over 500 yards into this pursuit. We decided to pull out and come back tomorrow. After a long night and a pretty good lecture from Rick about the shot placement. We started the search again the next morning. Well sad to say we didn’t find this bear. I was and am still disappointed in myself for wounding this majestic creature. This has lit a flame in me. I now want a bear more than ever. I had no idea that I would encounter such a large bear. After looking back. I wanted to share this experience with all of you. I will be booking another trip with Agassiz outfitters.i can’t say enough about Rick, Colleen , Brendan and Jordan. They run a great camp. The food and comarodery was top notch. I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Good luck everyone. Please pay attention during Ricks bear 101 class it can help you with shot placements. Contact me if you want to ask questions 903-388-3229 firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Fall Moose Hunt - Illinois
I went on a fall moose hunt with Agassiz Outfitters and I was extremely pleased with the hunt. My two buddies and I all scored with 34”,44” and 54” moose. I also tagged a white wolf. We saw a wolverine on my carcass along with other wildlife. Even if I didn’t get my moose, I would still give them a thumbs up. Food, hospitality and everything about the hunt was A+. We saw a lot of moose, so if you are considering a moose hunt, give them a try. You won’t regret it.
Fall 2018 - Charlotte MI.
Agassiz Outfitters of Manitoba Canada, Thanks for making a dream come true! You guys are truly a world class organization. My brother Steve and I started planning this hunting trip 2 years ago. We knew going into this hunt that not everyone can be successful, but you guys never gave up and stayed positive. Rick, Colleen, Jordan and Matt. Thanks for a very successful hunting trip. Not only are we walking away with two huge moose, but friends and memories of a life time.
Spring 2018 - Roberts Wisconsin
If you are looking for a quality bear hunt with a quality outfitter look no further. Agassiz Outfitters is a top notch operation that knows how to get you a quality trophy. The first thing I can tell you about is the camp. Colleen, Rick and the guides will have you feeling like family the second you arrive. Cabins are clean and comfortable and the meals that Colleen fixes are worth the trip by themselves. The other thing I like about the camp is that fishing is good around the area. If you hunt in a group camp life can be boring as you wait for other hunters. We bring fishing gear because the area has excellent fishing. Rick and Colleen have a boat we use and it makes the week even better. The main reason you hunt at Agassiz Outfitters though is the bear hunting. Rick and his guides have countless baits set up and always put the hard work in that you hope for. Some baits can be an hour car ride and miles back into the swamps. Others can involve a boat ride or trip in the Argo. Make no mistake, when you get in your stand you are hunting. At Agassiz outfitters I've sat in stands where bears are in 20 minutes after you crawl into the tree and the bait has a bear in it until dark. Stands where at any minute you could see a chocolate, cinnamon, or blond. In the area they hunt an absolute giant can walk into the bait at anytime. This past year I shot my best bear yet during the last 20 minutes of my hunt. He scored 20 9/16 after drying. My previous best, a giant chocolate was also shot at Agassiz Outfitters a couple years earlier. I would recommend hunting with Agassiz Outfitters to anyone looking for a top quality bear hunt as well as returning for another hunt myself in the near future.
Fall 2018 - Leslie MI
My experience with Agassiz outfitter was very good! From the owner to the guides and the pilots everything was first class, they really take care of you, from the good food to the breath taken scenery and oh yah The moose are all over the place and big since they don't over hunt the areas. You cant go wrong with this outfitter, i have been on alot of hunts and i know a good outfitter when i see one and Agassiz outfitter is one!
Fall 2018 Moose - Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
I've been fortunate enough to have went on a number of different hunts throughout the U.S. and have enjoyed them all. About 4 years ago my buddy Hank and I decided it was time to look into booking our bucket list hunt, a moose hunt. After lots of research we narrowed it down to a couple outfitters. Fortunately Rick and Colleen attended the Deer and Turkey Expo in Madison, WI and we made plans to look them up. We spent nearly 2 hours with them at the Expo and even got to meet the legendary guide himself, Bob the Stalker. The professionalism was obvious from the start and there was no doubt this was the place for us. We booked the hunt (my first guided hunt) that same week. Fast forward 3 years to the fall of 2018. The excitement of the upcoming hunt and first time float plane trip was almost more than I could handle. We won the lottery and were paired up with Bob and Bryan. These guys know more about moose than the moose themselves! Camp was rustic and comfortable. The food was great and the company even better. I went into the hunt hoping to get a bull with my bow. Bryan did everything in his power to try and make it happen but after 3 days it was pretty obvious that due to the weather and high water, being successful with the bow was going to be next to impossible. I think on a normal year my chances would have been much better. I switched over to the rifle and man am I glad I did. I was fortunate enough to end up smack dab in the middle of moose paradise and took a bull of a lifetime. This hunt was everything I ever dreamed of and more. If your looking for a true wilderness experience totally away from everything with the hardest working guides around, this is the place to go. I have a feeling (and hope) my once-in-a-lifetime hunt just might happen again. Thanks again Agassiz Outfitters for my greatest hunting experience to date.
May 2018 - Toledo, Ohio
Rick and Colleen I would like to thank you for giving me the Best Bear Hunt I have ever been on. I could not have asked for you to do anything better than you did. I have been on more than 5 guided bear hunts and 12 guided elk hunts and have never had a better experience than the one I had at Agassiz! From the moment we arrived in camp you made me feel welcome and part of the group. First there was the food. It was delicious and you always went out of your way to ensure everyone had more than enough to eat! Second was the camp it was clean when we arrived including the beds turned down. The bear hunt itself was exceptional! I hunted for 3 days to get my bear. On the first night saw 4 bears including 2 big ones. The only problem was I did heed Rick’s advice on judging size and let a 300+ pound bear that I had a 3 yards walk. On the first night I also got to witness a wolf stroll by and took some pictures of him. Second night got to watch a 200-pound bear eat so much orange licorice that the bear walked off into the bush and laid down on its side and moan from what I think was belly ache from eating so much. On the third night the same bear from previous night showed up. I made the decision to take this bear at 21 yards. The shot was less than perfect and I wondered if I would ever see it again. It took the tireless work of Jordan, Brendan, and Greg to recover the bear. I have never seen more dedicated guides in finding the bear. Then to top it off Brendan carried the bear out on his back for almost a mile! I came to Manitoba for an adventure but never expected that much of one. It was truly an experience of a lifetime. Thanks again for making my 2018 spring bear hunt one I will remember for a lifetime.
President of Mudjaw Bowmen Archery Club
p.s. I you ever have anyone that wants to know if Agassiz is the place to go for a quality bear hunt feel free to give them my phone number!
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