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CALL

(231) 972-7722

EMAIL

SANCTUARY@SANCTUARY-RANCH.COM

OFFICE

8529 100TH AVE

STANWOOD, MI 49346

TESTIMONIALS

Sure, our whitetail deer hunting experience is what we are known for, but building incredible friendships along the way is what keeps our previous hunters coming back to Sanctuary Ranch each season.

CHRISTINA L.

“If you would have told me years ago that I would enthusiastically agree to a trip where I was to wake up each day at 4-something in the morning, leave the comfort of a bed piled high with warm fluffy covers, throw on layers of camo, head out of a cozy bungalow to climb into a big, dirty pickup truck and sit in the cool, dark woods for hours to watch… wait…and listen… I’d say you were absolutely crazy.
But to see the mist hug the forest floor just before dawn, to hear the birds come alive just as the sun begins to make its appearance on the horizon, and to witness Mother Nature’s magnificent script play out before me, I’d now say I’d be absolutely crazy to miss this. The distractions of modern life dissolve into the background and instead, the healing sights and sounds of nature take their rightful place center stage. My nerves slacken, the muscles in my jaw release and my cells reset to their natural rhythm. Each moment I am intensely present, and time appears to stall and fall back onto itself. The minutes stretch and lengthen and congeal in slow motion, and then eventually roll together to form a succession of hours that compress into what feels like the passing of an instant.
It is here that I settle back into myself, recharge, rejuvenate and enjoy the sweet presence of simply being. It is here that I unexpectedly, surprisingly and proudly now call myself an outdoors-woman.”

MONICA

 
“Everyone at Sanctuary is so great. Before we left the ranch, they asked us things like, “What do you guys like to drink?”, or “What kinds of things do you want in your bungalow?” to make our next stay at Sanctuary even greater. Their service is not standard; they truly want to accommodate to you. Sanctuary is also a great place for women. I had a great time with the girls—we talked, we hung out, and it was fun. The hunt itself felt quick. The deer came in, and I could only see his back end. There were a handful of beautiful bucks that came in as well, but our guide Trevor knew exactly what to look for and helped me through the situation. After I harvested the buck, I couldn’t even look because I had so much adrenaline. I even started to cry. I just didn’t know what to do with myself at the time, it was so exciting. When I first saw how big the buck was up close I couldn’t believe it.”

MONICA

 
“Everyone at Sanctuary is so great. Before we left the ranch, they asked us things like, “What do you guys like to drink?”, or “What kinds of things do you want in your bungalow?” to make our next stay at Sanctuary even greater. Their service is not standard; they truly want to accommodate to you. Sanctuary is also a great place for women. I had a great time with the girls—we talked, we hung out, and it was fun. The hunt itself felt quick. The deer came in, and I could only see his back end. There were a handful of beautiful bucks that came in as well, but our guide Trevor knew exactly what to look for and helped me through the situation. After I harvested the buck, I couldn’t even look because I had so much adrenaline. I even started to cry. I just didn’t know what to do with myself at the time, it was so exciting. When I first saw how big the buck was up close I couldn’t believe it.”

DYLAN W. & SHELBE

Dylan:
“Our first experience at Sanctuary was just jaw dropping. It has definitely been a one of a kind experience. The staff is awesome, there are great deer here, and it’s an overall good time. It’s definitely been a lot of fun, that’s for sure. Being in the lodge, being in the social room and just getting to be with the staff every day is an awesome experience. I was able to take two amazing, beautiful bucks and I got to watch both of them fall. Being able to also watch Shelbe get her biggest buck to date was a great moment.”

Shelbe:
“My experience at Sanctuary was simply amazing. I’ll tell anyone and everyone to come to Sanctuary Ranch, I loved it so much. The hunt itself was incredible. I shot by far my biggest buck that I have shot to this date. I couldn’t even explain to you the feeling I had during and after the hunt. There were so many feelings going on. I was teary eyed from this incredible experience.”

DENNIS T. & LIZ T.

Dennis:
“In a nutshell, it’s been 10 years since my father CD & I have been to Sanctuary Ranch. 10 years ago, it was our 7th time in a row visiting the ranch. What brought us back here is the itch that you get in your heart to experience everything that sanctuary is about. Of course, there is world class whitetail, but everything else before the shot is really what we came back for. The people, the camaraderie, the incredible customer service, and the beautiful landscape are truly top notch. Of course, having my family here and my fiancé Liz shooting her first buck ever with me was awesome. The hunt itself couldn’t have gone any better. Before the hunt, our guides sat us down and had us explain our absolute best-case scenario, dream bucks. Sure enough, shortly after, both of those walked up for us and we were fortunate enough to put great shots on them.”

Liz:
“I was lucky enough to tag along on a hunt with Dennis and CD last year, and to be able to see how a regular, mainstream ranch runs. Coming to the Sanctuary is paradise. It’s such a step above the rest. The over the top passion, attention and true camaraderie that everyone here gives is absolutely incredible. Everybody at the ranch is on the same team for the same reasons and they’re all just so passionate about whitetail hunting that It makes it so much better than anywhere in the world. At the other outfitter we went to, everyone was there just for their own hunt. There wasn’t much camaraderie. At Sanctuary Ranch, everyone is so involved in everyone else’s hunt and there is so much more excitement across the board. It’s really like a family. I can’t imagine that after last year’s not so successful hunt and this year’s extremely successful hunt here that we would ever think about going anywhere else again.”

DENNIS T. & LIZ T.

Dennis:
“In a nutshell, it’s been 10 years since my father CD & I have been to Sanctuary Ranch. 10 years ago, it was our 7th time in a row visiting the ranch. What brought us back here is the itch that you get in your heart to experience everything that sanctuary is about. Of course, there is world class whitetail, but everything else before the shot is really what we came back for. The people, the camaraderie, the incredible customer service, and the beautiful landscape are truly top notch. Of course, having my family here and my fiancé Liz shooting her first buck ever with me was awesome. The hunt itself couldn’t have gone any better. Before the hunt, our guides sat us down and had us explain our absolute best-case scenario, dream bucks. Sure enough, shortly after, both of those walked up for us and we were fortunate enough to put great shots on them.”

Liz:
“I was lucky enough to tag along on a hunt with Dennis and CD last year, and to be able to see how a regular, mainstream ranch runs. Coming to the Sanctuary is paradise. It’s such a step above the rest. The over the top passion, attention and true camaraderie that everyone here gives is absolutely incredible. Everybody at the ranch is on the same team for the same reasons and they’re all just so passionate about whitetail hunting that It makes it so much better than anywhere in the world. At the other outfitter we went to, everyone was there just for their own hunt. There wasn’t much camaraderie. At Sanctuary Ranch, everyone is so involved in everyone else’s hunt and there is so much more excitement across the board. It’s really like a family. I can’t imagine that after last year’s not so successful hunt and this year’s extremely successful hunt here that we would ever think about going anywhere else again.”

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GOLD HUNTING AT SANCTUARY

For hunters who seek a top record book gold buck, the Gold Medal Hunt is considered a whitetail hunting fantasy without equal. When you set foot on our ranch, you will be entering a distinguished trophy environment. At Sanctuary Ranch, more record-class gold bucks can be found than anywhere else on earth.

Contact SanctuarY

CALL

(231) 972-7722

EMAIL

SANCTUARY@SANCTUARY-RANCH.COM

OFFICE

8529 100TH AVE

STANWOOD, MI 49346