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Customer Reviews

"Well here I go again, constructing an email in less than 24 hours after departing the trailhead, following my most recent hunt with Heavens Gate Outfitters. This time though, the tone of my correspondence is quite different than previous rapid communications.

I want to thank you both for the wonderful experience both prior to the hunt which included drinks at your beautiful home and dinner at The 7 Devils. Thank you for treating us all to a great reception.

Secondly, although the hunt failed to produce a critter, the personal satisfaction I experienced was totally rewarding. Sometimes I just want time away from the daily riggers and stress that comes with my profession and personal life.

I am deeply thankful for the care and comfort I received in camp and on the trail. Lauren was a blessing, so creative, cheerful and talented. Major kudos to two of the hardest working, thoughtful and skilled guides....Wes and Andy Savage, for guiding me. I am humbled by your devotion and commitment to your profession. Not to be overlooked or taken for granted is Karen.....thank you for all the preparations and communication that you do to ensure everyone is ready to enjoy their HGO experience.

In closing, please know how grateful and totally appreciative I am for allowing me to be not only one of your clients.... but more importantly, your friend."

- Scott Bardreau 

"You would be hard pressed to find another outfitter like these guys. From the booking process, the way they treated Will (12yo son) and to the efforts they put forth to ensure we had the most opportunity, the HGO crew made it happen. We both were able to harvest trophies."

- Leif Barnes 

"So trying to put into words how great this was will be tough but here it goes.

Try imagining hunting with a bunch of dudes that were raised in Maine and transplanted to Idaho, the land of no accent. I would spend a week with these cats and not even bring a gun. Andy, Karen, Wes, Caleb, Andrew and Nick are so much fun to be around. The definition of a Lady and a Gentleman is someone that always tries to make you feel welcome. They have that down. Kudos to the HGO crew for that if nothing else.

The hunting is almost secondary.....almost. The hunting grounds they work are fantastic. We closed out our week 5 for 5 on bear.

The dogs and equipment are 1st class and everyone is on the same page.

If you want a great hunting experience HGO is the place to go.

My 2 boys and I had an incredible week we will never forget.

Thanx a ton for the memories!

Love y’all!"

- Todd Glass

"Riding and hiking in the Seven Devils was an fantastic experience we'll never forget! As Andy said "we try to make everything about your trip the best we can - as long as we have control over it." They certainly did that!. We hiked with Andy and Karen and their dog 'Niqua along beautiful alpine lakes that looked like they were filled with water the color of the Caribbean mirroring souring mountains that still sported snow in places. Every meal was delicious, and both my daughter and I are Vegan - so that is worth mentioning! They went out of their way to accommodate our weird dietary restrictions, while still completely satisfying the meat eaters in our group. Every morning and evening we caught so many fish we lost count, and every day brought more beautiful scenery. We packed in on August 14, 2018 and camped for 4 days. The horses were some of the most responsive and sure footed we've ever been on, which was important for the steep and sheer cliffs we rode up and around. There was a little smoke the first day as a result of some forest fires, but even that didn't dampen that first view of Heaven's Gate into Hell's Canyon as we rounded a corner. Spectacular. I'd recommend hiking with HGO to anyone who wants to experience this beautiful land."

- Jim and Sue McCrossin 

Heavens Gate Outfitters

Heavens Gate Outfitters 


PO Box 243 

Riggins, ID 3549



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