Al and Joyce:
Thank you for a great outdoor experience at your hunting location. We discussed a specific trophy Whitetail I wanted to harvest from Saskatchewan Canada and you delivered a great hunt and trophy. The hunting, food, lodging and experience was "world class". I hope to be back in the future with friends and family. My Hartland trophy will be in my trophy room in Texas and always remind me of our hunt.

Jim Gresham

Al and Joyce, after hunting here in 2010, the first year to hunt this property; we are amazed at the changes and this wonderful lodge. The friendships made here are never forgotten. We have taken two great trophies for my son Trevor and myself. The chef, Jason is a wonderful guy and his food is great. The whole staff bends over backward to make us feel like family.
Your friend,


Al and Joyce, Thank you so much for an incredible hunt! Not only do you offer an incredible hunt experience; the food, staff and lodging were top-notch! I was able to harvest the buck I have always dreamed of. Thank you again for the memories and hope to see you again soon!
Kind regards,

Bob Templeton

Al and Joyce, thanks for the great hunts!! A new SCI number one nontypical Northwestern Whitetail scoring 322 4/8; a new SCI number one nontypical Rocky mountain mule deer scoring 268 and a new number three SCI typical North Western Whitetail scoring 210 7/8

Mark Dickson - Ca

This hunt was much more than I could of hoped for. Your integrity and honesty added a great deal of pleasure and made this hunt so much more special. Thank you!


Joyce and Al, I'm thankful for you both being you – such nice people. You made me feel right at home – my kind of people. What a beautiful estate - all more than I expected; the range, the valleys, hills, sunrise, sunsets, and tremendous animals. I was after a trophy whitetail and I got it-( 230+) with one shot thanks to you. The next day I got a mule deer (200+) with one shot thanks to you. I have many trophies – the Big five of Africa and the Big four of North America, Marco Polo & many more – But to me the ultimate trophy is the whitetail. After a lifetime hunting for a big one; I got a tremendous one with you.

Best of all I got to meet two loving people. Love to both of you.

Stew Mills

Al & Joyce- Joanna and I really appreciate your super hospitality , food, accomodations.The whitetail hunt was absolutely fantastic from start to finish (240+).Thanks! It was truly a hunt of a lifetime!!

John Eades - TX

Great people-great fellowship. The animals were superb. Looking forward to my return visit.

John Henderson - Tx

This was a phenomenal experience that far exceeded my expectations. The lodging is beautiful and functionally excellent, the quality of personnel was superb and the game was beyond fabulous. I could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you Al and Joyce; I can't say thank you loud enough and more sincerely. Awesome purely and simply awesome.

Brian Yeoman - Tx

Al and Joyce, you have a great place and a wonderful hunting venue. Your staff is top drawer and the deer are out of this world. I am proud to tell people about Hartland.

Best Regards, Wade Derby, Crosshair Consulting - Ca

Having had the opportunity to hunt different parts of the world, I would rank this experience as one of the best. Everything promised was exceeded. Al and Joyce are wonderful people who work overtime to make the entire hunt and experience exceptional. We (my son and I) shot great trophies and have developed friendships that will last a lifetime.

Bill Scoble Las Vegas

My father sprung this hunt on me and I couldn't have been more excited! Al and Joyce have a wonderful place any hunter and family would love to visit and harvest spectacular trophies. The land is lovely and the deer are simply amazing! The passion these two have for their business really shows in everything they do and how they communicate. I will cherish the time I spent here for the rest of my life and hope other families take the opportunity to experience all Hartland has to offer. 242'' double main beams and a drop tine.

Scott Scoble Las Vegas

What a great birthday present – shooting a 254" whitetail with a bow; then taking another 245" with my a rifle. Thank you Al and Joyce for the opportunity to do this – you have tremendous trophies; your lodge is great. What more can an outdoors person want? The lodge, the scenery are just perfect.

Dave Tofte ND

Al and Joyce, it's always good to spend time with friends. This is the fourth deer I have taken at Hartland and Lord be willing won't be my last. The new lodge looks great and was very comfortable with great views of the property. God Bless you and your family

Ted Trout, Houston Safari Club Director

Al and Joyce, thank you so much for a wonderful time. The food was superb, the lodge is beautiful and the deer unbelievable! Your hospitality and fellowship were a blessing; I could not ask for more. We were celebrating Connor's 16th birthday and he had a fantastic time, not sure I'll be able to top it (205 ¾). May the Lord bless you both and Hartland Whitetails!

Doug and Connor Jones TX

Al, that was the hunt of my life; took a monster 264 7/8 whitetail. What a feeling to hold those antlers! Al and Joyce, thank you for making me feel so welcome. See you again in 2013.

Jimmy Bottoms – Al

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