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Pheasant Hunting at Thunderstik Lodge

Date: 09/23/2022
Lodge stay in: Thunderstik Main Lodge

Knowledge of booking staff: 10

Lodge – quality of accommodations, cleanliness, grounds: 10

Excellent accommodations, Friendly staff, everything is clean and up to date.

Lodge staff: 10

Everyone we met was top notch.

Meals and Bar: 10

Top notch food and liquor.

Hunting Guides: 10

If there was a 15 i would have selected it. Garrett was a very knowledgeable friendly guide that really made the hunt that much better. Very experienced.

Quality of the hunt (pheasants): 10

My first time and i ready to come again.

 

Jason Edmonds

Pheasant Hunting at Thunderstik Lodge

Date: 09/23/2022
Lodge stay in: Thunderstik Main Lodge

Knowledge of booking staff: 10

Lodge – quality of accommodations, cleanliness, grounds: 10

Lodge staff: 10

The entire staff was great and always placed service to the Client foremost in all that they did and they are all just great people.

Meals and Bar: 10

Top notch food and liquor.

Hunting Guides: 10

Jay and Scotty were great. Would hunt with them again on next trip.

Quality of the hunt (pheasants): 10

Great! Always a please to hunt with you guys.

 

Bobby Surles

AFRICAN SAFARI EXPERIENCE IN TEXAS!

Date: 6/19/22

Knowledge of booking staff: 10

Lodge – quality of accommodations, cleanliness, grounds: 10

Lodge staff: 10

Meals: 9

Hunting Guides: 10

Additional comment on guides:

Again I’d give Bass, Dillion, and Jim all a solid 15 on this best group I have ever been able to hunt with.

Quality of the hunt: 10

Jason Selby

Bucket list hunt for sure!

Date: 11/04/2021
Lodge stay in: Divided Find Ranch

Knowledge of booking staff: 10

Rob was very informative and excellent in his explanations and responsiveness. Very professional and a pleasure to work with on getting the hunt set up

Lodge – quality of accommodations, cleanliness, grounds: 9

Lodge staff: 10

The staff was awesome. They all were extremely friendly, well organized and professional but were comfortable on a friend level. The meals were very good with an obvious love of making quality food by the chef and his staff. Everything was set up and ready to go with our firearms and ammo for the hunt and was well orchestrated to make it seamless for our different groups to roll through our multiple flights. I also can’t speak highly enough of the pilot. Carson was really smooth in all of his flying, communicated very well and had a very well laid out flight plan to accommodate 3 different groups of shooters over 6 hours of flight time and got us on lots of targets.
The entire staff was great.

Meals & Bars: 10

Hunting/Fishing Guides: 10

Jim was really well organized and had everything set up for us to have a great time and hunt. He was great to hang out with and informative. He was happy to assist in any way and also a great tour guide to show us around Divided Find ranch and all of the cool animals on there!

Quality of the hunt: 10

Additional comment:

I appreciate your business being so accommodating to us that got our hunts from Duck Unlimited. We felt like we were no different that the millionaires that probably book these hunts at Divided Find as well and it turns the experience into something that usually seems far fetched to doable for blue collar business people as well. Bucket list hunt for sure! Hopefully went from a “once in a lifetime” thing to being a regular event!

David Deren

Walleye Fishing at Thunderstik Lodge

Date: 8/8 to 8/11/21
Lodge stay in: Thunderstik Main Lodge

Knowledge of booking staff: 10

Lodge – quality of accommodations, cleanliness, grounds: 10

Lodge staff: 10

Meals & Bars: 10

Hunting/Fishing Guides: 10

Additional comments

We had a great time and really enjoyed the accommodations and hospitality. We hope to go back someday.

Richard

Helicopter Pig Hunting

Date: 5/28
Lodge stayed in: Texas Specialties Helicopter Hog Hunting

Knowledge of booking staff: 10

Lodge – quality of accommodations, cleanliness, grounds: 10

Lodge staff: 10
Dana and his crew took care of everyone of our needs and communicated very effectively during our stay.

Meals: 10
Patrick was a very good chef. The food was excellent and I likely gain weight while I was there enjoying the very good cuisine

Hunting Guides: 10
Bass is a really good guy! We had fun on the predator hunt with him and got good advice from him. He was very patient with my son and I during the predator hunt as well.

Dylan Is a superb pilot and a excellent hunting guide. He got us on the hogs and chased him into a position where we are able to shoot him. He is a very friendly pilot with great advice. It was a joy getting to meet both he and bass and Dana.

Quality of the hunt: 9
The helicopter hunting was fantastic! My son and I had a blast. We got 27 hogs which was what I had hoped for.. Paragraph the predator hunt was a bust. We shot no predators or even saw any predators. This is likely related to the time of year. We did have fun with Dylan and bass during the hunt and bass was nice enough to shoot to rattlesnakes to keep us safe.

Additional comments

I have access to two ranches one in Colorado and one in northern New Mexico to shoot prairie dogs. We also have the opportunity to hunt elk in Colorado.

Patrick McCarthy

Nicaragua Duck & Dove Hunt

DUCKS, DUCKS, AND MORE DUCKS… Nicaragua is the place to go! Gage Outdoor Expeditions is the full service outfitter to go with. From beginning to end, our trip was a pleasant, hassle-free experience. Not only was our hunt guide, Nacho, amazingly energetic and one step ahead of the ducks, but he is an extraordinary photographer that helped capture the moment. Only in Nicaragua can you have an amazing duck hunt at the base of an active volcano! There is no doubt that we got the full package as it exceeded our expectations. The hotel accommodations were top of the line. The meals provided were spectacular. I’ve never experienced a hunt guide and hotel that were so accommodating and into detail. I’ve shot doves in Argentina and it does not compare to the experience of duck hunts in Nicaragua. I would highly recommend Gage Outdoor Expeditions and their spectacular guide, Nacho. You will not be disappointed if you’re looking for a one of a kind hunt like no other.

Tracey Haddock

Costa Rica Fishing

Casey and son Matt had a great time in Costa Rica. Lots of fish & fun!

“My son with a 110 pound yellowfin. Great trip.We took turns fighting it. Took us just over an hour to boat it.”

Casey & Son Matt

Helicopter Pig Hunting

What a team you have put together!

Starting with the fun, enthusiastic Amy and ALL the ranch dogs we were greeted warmly by the entire team and the adventure begins!

This was a great gift and on my bucket list for a helicopter hunt for a long time!

Can’t say enough about our Pilot Carson! He not only has a great personality but professional and informative and put us to ease in high winds! He is an ultimate professional and a great asset!

While on the ranch we enjoyed Bass and his fun personality and his education. He was a great guide and bullshitter and an excellent skinner!

Chef Jerry was beyond exceptional in food choices and presentation and personality as well.

We enjoyed the entire team, the management and ease of our stay! We definitely want to come back for another Heli Hunt and to hunt your other locations as well!

Shelley & Jason M.

Pheasant hunting in SD

Date: 09/15/2022
Lodge stay in: Thunderstik Main Lodge

Knowledge of booking staff: 10

Lodge – quality of accommodations, cleanliness, grounds: 10

Lisa and her team do a fantastic job.

Lodge staff: 10

The staff was awesome. They all were extremely friendly, well organized and professional but were comfortable on a friend level. The meals were very good with an obvious love of making quality food by the chef and his staff. Everything was set up and ready to go with our firearms and ammo for the hunt and was well orchestrated to make it seamless for our different groups to roll through our multiple flights. I also can’t speak highly enough of the pilot. Carson was really smooth in all of his flying, communicated very well and had a very well laid out flight plan to accommodate 3 different groups of shooters over 6 hours of flight time and got us on lots of targets.
The entire staff was great.

Meals & Bars: 10

Hunting/Fishing Guides: 10

They work really hard for all of us to have a great time. Garret really puts the T Stik face on for everyone.

Quality of the hunt: 10

Additional comment:

Great fields and good flushing roosters, looking forward to next year already

Bill O'Brien

Pheasant Hunting at Thunderstik Lodge

Date: 09/07/2022
Lodge stay in: Thunderstik Main Lodge

Knowledge of booking staff: 10

Lodge – quality of accommodations, cleanliness, grounds: 10

Lodge staff: 10

Meals & Bars: 10

Hunting/Fishing Guides: 10

Hunting with Clint was terrific. It was more like hunting with a knowledgeable friend than with a guide. He was particularly kind to my wife, who was on her first hunt.

Quality of the hunt: 10

 

Steve Reich

AFRICAN SAFARI EXPERIENCE IN TEXAS!

Date: 7/7/22
Lodge stay in: Divided Find Ranch

Knowledge of booking staff: 10

Lodge – quality of accommodations, cleanliness, grounds: 10

Lodge staff: 10

Meals: 10

Hunting Guides: 10

Additional comment on guides:

Again, all were so welcoming knowledgeable. I’ve never seen a group of folks that genuinely cared so much to make sure the experience we had was the best.

Quality of the hunt: 10

Bill Dodson

WE LOVED OUR HELICOPTER HOG HUNT!

Date: 9/5/21
Lodge stay in: Texas Specialties Helicopter Hog Hunting

Knowledge of booking staff: 10

Lodge – quality of accommodations, cleanliness, grounds: 10

Lodge staff: 10

Meals: 10

Hunting Guides: 10

Quality of the hunt: 10

Tyler

Nicaragua Duck & Dove Hunt

Our guide Nacho was the best guide I have ever had on a hunting trip. The bird boys were very good. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience. The scenery was beautiful and plenty of ducks. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to shoot ducks in Nicaragua.

Boyd Group

Pheasant Hunting at Thunderstik Lodge

Date: 11/04/2021
Lodge stay in: Thunderstik Main Lodge

Knowledge of booking staff: 10

Lodge – quality of accommodations, cleanliness, grounds: 10

Lodge staff: 10

Meals & Bars: 10

Hunting/Fishing Guides: 10

Garrett is always great!

Quality of the hunt: 10

George Ward

Argentina Dove Hunt

Our recent dove hunt to Entre Rios province of Argentina was amazing. It far exceeded our expectations. The volume of doves was incredible, shooting was non stop. The staff in the field and at the resort was the very best. Our family is planning next years trip we will be bringing our wives.

Stewart

Argentina Dove Hunt

I wanted to thank you and your group for a fantastic bird hunt early this month. Peter and his men took care of everything we could ask for and more and went out of his way to make the non-hunting wives of the group feel involved. The lodge and accommodations were excellent. The 3 day bird hunt left nothing to be desired and the shooting was absolutely everything a person goes to Argentina to experience. Thanks again to Peter for all his help to make this trip a hunt of a lifetime.

Alan Smith

Argentina Duck & Dove Hunt

This was our third trip with Gage Outdoor Expeditions in Argentina, our second at San Juan. All of the trips have been wonderful, but this last one with Diego and his crew was the very best! Diego did an awesome job from the staff through the hunters. He knows how to run a good lodge! Everyone was happy!

Lori Goldade

Argentina Dove Hunt

What an exciting hunting trip. This experience exceeded everything I hoped and dreamed of. Everything was taken care of from the moment we arrived to the final moments before departure. We ran into a little snag as the airport shut down the day of our departure flight (due to an employee strike). Our guides took care of everything, from rebooking our flight to extending our accommodations. The food was excellent, the staff was excellent, EVERYTHING was excellent. We are already planning our next trip!

Tony, Drew & Silvio