At Gana River Outfitters we take great pride in offering the highest level of service possible. Our testimonial page contains a few brief comments from some of our clients describing their experiences hunting with us. Some were submitted for the page and some are random comments taken from email correspondence. We hope to add to this page as we receive more submissions from our clients.


Just a not to tell you we got back home with no problems. We had a great time and an excellent hunt. We enjoyed the horses, the country and the crew. We rate it one of our all time top trips!

Bill & Anita Butler, Juntura OR

Our trip home was a smooth one with no problems, the trophies also made it all the way back with no damage or complications. Words really can’t explain what an amazing time we both had hunting and also spending time at Palmer Lake with such a wonderful group of people. This was a trip that we will never forget, we are glad that you enjoyed our company as we really enjoyed getting to know all of you. We look forward to one day returning to Gana for another “trip of a lifetime”.

Scott & Anne McDonald, Australia

I hope you had a successful season, my hunt was great despite the little hassle of the airline misplacing my gear. I hope all of your crew made it home safe & sound. I just want to tell you thanks for everything. Your outfitting business/area is 1st rate, but you and your employees are the best. I enjoyed every minute with them. Jason, Mary, Judd, Rachel and Haylee made my trip even better than I could have imagined. It is very refreshing to spend time with people who have high values and standards, which I believe Gana is known for and strives to excel at. All worked hard to make my trip the very best it could be.

Rod Leavitt, Logandale NV

I am finally getting back into the swing of things here at the office and I wanted to send a note of thanks for the great time I had with all of you. You have a 1st class operation from A to Z and should be very proud of everyone who helps make it that way. The hunting was obviously very good as I saw everyone filling up tags with trophy animals, but as you know that is only part of the experience. All of your guides and staff were friendly, personable and willing to talk about just about anything which is always fun. Horses and equipment were outstanding and I am not sure there are not many more beautiful places on earth than your hunting area. I hope to be back your way sometime in the not too distant future–I would sure like a big hard horned mountain caribou to go with this beautiful velvet trophy.

Mike Shinstine, Springdale AR

I wanted to thank you and your staff for making a dream come true to the next level. You run and execute an unbelievable show right from the smallest detail to the end of the visit with you guys at Palmer Lake. I can’t wait to see you all again in 2016. I can’t thank you enough for letting me join you guys on the hunt and other hunts that I was a part of. If you want to use me as a reference it would be my pleasure.

Jeff Kelly, Hythe AB

I wanted to take a minute and thank you for the wonderful hunt that Cactus, Jim and I had at Gana River. Everthing went as planned with no problems and it was inspiring to see the faith, family and enthusiasm that abounds around your base camp. Horses, equipment and personnel were all first rate and we really enjoyed our time around Wyatt, Rachel, Jason and Haylee. Cactus commented several times on what a great job Kody and his wrangler did as well. I was thinking that this was going to be my last Dall Sheep hunt and left hoping that I could lose 25 pounds and come and do it again sometime–it truly could not have worked out better. God Bless!

Tony Caligiuri, Osceola Iowa

I wanted to thank you again for a fantastic hunt. Your operation was impeccable and I could not have wanted for a better experience. The family and friends you have working for you are top notch and are a testament to you and what you have built at Gana River. I will be back!

Don Roach, Oro Valley AZ

Do you have 2 backpack sheep hunts open next August? I think I am good for 1 more and do love your operation–our favorite of all our sheep hunts.

Glen Bailey, Hot Springs VA

My hunting experiences in Canada began in 1977 and I have hunted with some great outfitters. The best one I have ever hunted with is Gana River Outfitters, Northwest Territories. My first hunt with them was in 1998 and I have hunted with them 9 times since, taking Dall Sheep, Moose, and Caribou. Game is plentiful and their success rate is high thanks to the hard work of Harold Grinde, the guides and other staff. They welcome non-hunting companions and my wife has accompanied me 9 times. Their facilities, staff, hospitality and general operation are unsurpassed. Gana River will be my hunting “home” as long as I am able to hunt.

Charles Eddy, Solgohachia AR

First let me thank you and the rest of the crew for the greatest hunt I’ve ever been on. You are not kidding when you say it is the adventure of a lifetime. I can’t tell you how much fun I had and how much I learned.

Joe Jackson, Cheyenne WY

I wanted to thank you again for providing me with such an awesome experience and for being so open minded in terms of welcoming mountain bowhunters into your camps. Your camp/hunts are one of the tightest run, beautiful and detail oriented that Ive ever been on. Also, the family atmosphere at base camp was really neat for a guy like me who is used to solo backcountry travel in pursuit of game.

Brad Mongold, Martinsburg WV

First I would like to thank you for a great hunt. Glenn remarked that this was the best hunt out of 70 that he had been on. While I have not been on 70 hunts, it was my best hunt also.

Jon Jencks, Fishersville VA

In July of 2010 I had the opportunity to hunt Dall Sheep in the NWT with Gana River Outfitters. Harold, Trevor and the entire crew made me feel relaxed and at home with probably the finest base camp in the NWT. The food was exceptional and my guide Trevor was on top of his game, getting into the right mountain, getting in close enough and keeping me settled down enough to harvest an incredible trophy ram.

Bill Tailby, Edson, AB, Canada

I have been home for a few months and was looking over all the wonderful photos from my mixed bag hunt with you this year. Wow, what incredible memories! Hunting with Gana River Outfitters was truly an experience of a lifetime. The location, the base camp, the food, the staff and family, the hospitality, the hunting and the abundance of trophy game was much more than I could have ever imagined. Meeting you at the WSF show in Reno was a phenomenal stroke of luck. Curt and I are bringing some friends to Reno this year- hopefully more lucky people get to hunt with your group. Today is Thanksgiving Day and I am very thankful to have experienced such an incredible hunt.

Jon Baker,Oakdale CA

I wanted to drop you a line to say what a great hunt I had with your outfit. Everything was top shelf. Trevor was an excellent guide, certainly as good as any I have ever had. The same can be said of your entire operation.

Terry Gerber, Cameron WI

I would like to say thanks for the great hunt this fall. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to be with. Kody did a great job as my guide and I am very proud of the 11.5 year old ram and nice caribou that he found for me. Also the whole camp staff and Bill the pilot did an excellent job. Thanks again and hope to be back soon.

Frank Huitt, Rangely CO

Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how much I enjoyed hunting with your outfit this past fall. Jeff and I had a wonderful time. I can’t give enough compliments to your staff, Scott, Jason, Rachael and “Sasquach” our wrangler. A truly great wilderness hunt that ranks as the best that I have ever been on, and I have been on over 20 guide hunts over the years. The food was very good, the quality of the game fantastic, the equipment as good as it gets, and the scenery was truly out of this world. Hopefully I can return to your outfit in the next couple of years.

Frank Huitt, Rangely CO