André, let me thank you for a great hunt. I really enjoyed hunting with you. It's always good to hunt with someone that knows what they're doing. I hope we can share a camp again someday.
Field Editor, BOWHUNTER MAGAZINE
Co-Host, BOWHUNTER TV
André, thank you for the pictures, they look very professional.
Jill and I enjoyed the hunt and hope to have the opportunity to hunt with you again.
Thanks again for a very professional hunt, your hospitality, and good company.
Daryl & Jill Weyen
André, thanks again for the pictures. I had a great time on the hunt and from a hunter’s perspective, you have a great operation. The accommodations were very comfortable, the food was good, and the efforts that Kelly and you put forth as guides were outstanding. I have been on several guided hunts over the years, and of the places I have been I would rank Willow Creek Outfitters at the top of the list.
|| Any one interested in a spot and stalk bowhunt for mule
deer in Alberta should give André van Hilten a
call. This game rich area gives you multiple stalks on
Pope & Young class mulies.
We had a great hunt with Willow Creek Outfitters!
Paul Wolski, Illinois
"We all have outfitter
and guide stories we can tell...some good...some horrible.
However, after over 40 years of hunting, I can simply
say without reservation. Willow Creek and André
van Hilten are the best of the best."
Mark S. Gross
If you are a serious
bow hunter and have never tried spot and stalk mule
deer you should give it a try. André and the
crew at Willow Creek will DEFINETLY put you on deer.
I saw plenty of game, had multiple opportunities, and
cannot wait to return!
André I want to thank you for the great hunt
we had with you last September. It was unbelievable
how many deer we saw and how close you got us to them.
Can't wait to get my trophy back from the taxidermist,
and look forward to hunting with you in the future.
is a dedicated and experienced guide with an obvious love
for hunting and the outdoors. He worked hard under tough
conditions to get my dad and myself our first whitetails.
I hope to hunt with André again in the future.
was impressed by the quality and age of bucks we found
at Willow Creek. What made the hunt challenging for me
was the field judging and comparison of so many nice animals,
and attempting to choose a great deer over a very good
deer, I had never hunted mule deer before. We saw many
old massive bucks through out our hunt. The deer I ultimately
harvested I had passed the first day, but we were able
to come back to that area and harvest the old toothless
brute on the next to the last day of the hunt. My guide
Kelly was great in that he kept me patient and helped
me make a good decision. We also ran into some really
nice whitetails while stalking and glassing for mule deer.
We are returning in 2010, because I want to see all those
deer I passed with another year on the antlers!"
|| I have hunted
with Willow Creek Outfitters three times, harvesting a
164" and 186" mule deer, a 148" whitetail,
and a blocky 6ft.-3" black bear! Now that's hunting!
At Willow Creek Outfitters I've discovered quality deer
management that limits resident hunting, producing lots
of big deer, diligent pre-season scouting on thousands
of acres of private land, and hard working, experienced
with André for the first time in 2008, he was recommended
to me by another guide in Alberta. What better reference
than from the competition. Well I was not sorry at all.
On the 2008 hunt we spotted a real nice 5x5 and crawled
and waited for 7 hours within 30 yards for the buck to
give me a shot, when he did get up he walked away with
no shot until he turned and walked towards us broadside
at 28yds. One arrow and four jumps later he was down.
In 2009 we spotted a nice 4x4 and watched him bed, mule
deer and whitetails were all over the place. When André
told me we were going after him I said to myself there
is no way we are going to get close to him. 3 ½
hours later he was on the ground, I can only say that
I would not want André hunting me!
Good people and a great hunt, booked again for 2010.
|| I have
hunted with the Willow Creek Outfitters for three years
and have experienced nothing but excellence. In those
three years I have been on three archery mule deer hunts,
two rifle bear hunts as well as one mule deer hunt during
rifle season. I have taken three nice mule deer bucks.
During the three hunts Andre and I have stocked numerous
large bucks that he has taken me within 30 to 40 yards.
On the two bear hunts I have harvested one very nice black
bear, missed a large boar and seen plenty of game.
André not only is the best guide I have ever been
with, he is a hunter, he is a good person, knows what
he is doing and works extremely hard on your behalf. Prior
to Willow Creek Outfitters I have been with many other
outfitters, none of which can hold a candle to this operation.
The terrain is beautiful and the animals are in abundance.
Since I have met André I have taken five other
hunters with me and they all had the time of their life.
I am again booked for a bear and archery mule deer hunt
this year. I highly recommend Willow Creek Outfitters
the second time that I traveled to AB. Canada for mule
deer. When I am searching for an outfitter there are a
few things that I look for. An area that has an abundance
of game an produces trophy animals. An outfitter that
has strong knowledge of the area and is willing to go
to great lengths to help me harvest my animal. An outfitter
that is honest and doesn't sugarcoat.
Willow Creek Outfitters excels at all of these, along
with some of the best guides in the business. All of the
hunting accommodations were beyond my expectations. Hunting
with Andre van Hilten at Willow Creek Outfitters is an
all around experience that I would recommend to anyone
looking for an absolute great time.
Thanks to all.