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Agassiz Outfitters - Testimonials

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Craig Hansen

Craig Hansen

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.

Larry Nesson - North Dakota

Larry Nesson - North Dakota

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. 

John Peterson - Battle Lake, Minnesota

John Peterson - Battle Lake, Minnesota

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 

 

Jason Buchholz

Jason Buchholz

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

Michael Landers

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 m.lnanders@yahoo.com

Andy Selvaggio

Andy Selvaggio

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.

Bernie Steele

Bernie Steele

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.

Matt Rappel

Matt Rappel

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.

Steve steele

Steve steele

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!

George Scott

George Scott

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.

Mike Dutkiewicz

Mike Dutkiewicz

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.

Mike Dutkiewicz

President of Mudjaw Bowmen Archery Club

Toledo Ohio

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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