T.R. Michels' Guide Service

 Since 1989

T.R. Michels examining whitetail rub in Minnesota

The year 2006 will be my eighteenth year as a guide/outfitter and hunting consultant. I guide and outfit in several states, and I book hunts for several other guides and outfitters in the US, Canada and Alaska. If you are looking for a quality hunt, with quality guides, in quality areas, contact me. I'd like to help you enjoy the "hunt of a lifetime."

Our hunters have included former Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant, former professional wrestlers Vern Gagne and Paul Ellering, former Federal Cartridge Corporation owner Alan Newcomb, former Feather Flex Decoys manager Dave Berkley, Trebark camouflage designer Jim Crumley, Knight & Hale Game Calls former co-owner David Hale, Outdoor Edge Cutlery owner David Block, writer Kathy Etling and her husband Bob Etling, former Field & Stream writer Norman Strung, and the NRA's North American Hunter former editor John Zent.

They have hunted whitetail, turkey, ducks, geese, elk, black bear, Dall sheep and caribou; in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota and Quebec. I often go along on these hunts as a guide, or to hunt.

Below are some of the locations I intend to guide on or hunt in 2007. However, if you don't see the hunt you are interested in, contact me; I book hunts for all North American game species.

Good Hunting and God bless,

T.R. Michels



Southeast Minnesota

Duck & Goose

I'll be guiding for Canada geese near Rochester, MN, early October through mid December. We may lay in the fields in camouflage clothing or blinds in the early season, and use heated pits in the late season. $75 per person for a half day hunt. Hotel and restaurant nearby. 



T.R. Michels with MN giant Canada geese

400 class 6x6 beige bull elk


Southeast Minnesota


We offer hunts for elk for anyone looking for a trophy class bull. The private ranch has 1500 acres with over one hundred 5x5 and 6x6 bulls scoring from 280 to 400+ inches. The elk range in color from the normal tan, to buckskin, to beige and white. Hunts for archery, handgun or shotgun only. Call for more information and prices. 

420 class 7x8 and 380 class 6x6 bulls

Go to our Trophy Bull Elk Photos page.





Deer and turkey hunts in the southwestern part of Missouri. We have access to about 3,000 acres; near the Kansas state line and a 5,000 acre Wildlife Refuge; this give us access to lightly-hunted animals. Hunts only, no food or lodging, hotels are located 15-20 miles away.

Guided Spring Turkey

Archery or Gun April 21 - May 5

Guided 3 day hunts $500.

Non-resident Turkey Permit $145.




Outfitter Jeff Williams with eastern turkey


 Jeff Williams & hunter with a wide 10 point buck






Semi-Guided White-tailed Deer

Gun Nov. 15-26.

Archery Oct. 1 - Jan. 15

Muzzleloader Dec, 6-Jan. 14

5 day Archery hunts $1,750

5 day Rifle & Muzzleloader hunts $2,000

Non-resident firearm any Deer Tag $145, Archery Tag $120, plus $25 surcharge for residents of particular states.





T.R. Michels, Merriam's Turkeys

Valentine, Nebraska

T.R. Michels, Merriam's Turkey

Valentine, Nebraska

T.R. Michels, 16# giant Canada goose


T.R. Michels, Merriam's Turkey

Niobrara River, Nebraska

Dallas & T.R. Michels, giant Canada geese


T.R. Michels, snow, blue and white-fronted geese

North Dakota


280 elk

Lobo Outfitters, Chama New Mexico

316 elk


346 white elk


8 pt whitetail


168" 10 pt whitetail




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