Additional Information

Season Dates:

Archery – September 1-December 31

Muzzleloader – December 1-31

During archery season we are typically hunting out of a treestand. We use lock-on and ladder stands. All of the lock-on (hang ons) are all well secured and we use climbing sticks to get into all of them. No screw in steps, other than the occasional one or two used to safely get you from the sticks into the stand. All stands use a life-line system for your harness, so from the time you leave the ground to when you come back down you are tied into the tree in case of a fall. Treestand harness are REQUIRED in all stands and it’s non negotiable. We do not provide safety harnesses for you, you must bring your own. Be sure to get one that is rated for your weight and fitted for you. It’s your responsibility to purchase the correct harness and know how to operate it. All stands will have some kind of a seat cushion on them, but feel free to bring your own accessories. If you don’t like treestands, we also have ground blind options. On a guided hunt, we will pick you up in the morning and take you to your stand, then return to pick you up before lunch at the time agreed upon. The guide will not be sitting in the blind/stand with you. If you would like the guide to be with you in the stands please let us know ahead of time so we can arrange for doubles. When we are ambushing or spot/stalking the guide will accompany you. We typically do not let hunters spot and stalk on their own. For semi-guided hunters, we will check in with you day to day but the transportation to and from the stand is your responsibility. Crossbows are legal in Nebraska for everyone.

During the late muzzleloader season we will utilize blinds, both pop up and hard sided. Chairs will be provided in all of the blinds and we try to keep quality chairs. No tripod stools from us. Ladder stands may be used, but its not typical. Buddy heaters will be provided with fuel canisters in all of the blinds for you. We typically see a lot of deer each day on this hunt and we have the option to be more mobile during hunting. We will pick you up and drop you off in the blinds, unless we are being more mobile and in that case a guide will be with you. Nebraska does not have restrictions for muzzlelaoders and scopes may be used.

BASIC POLICY:

– We strongly recommend you giving us a call or text after you have shot an animal BEFORE you go looking for it. We are typically not far from you. We know this place like the back of our hands and we watch the animals here 365 days a year. Having us a part of the recovery is important and may be the difference between finding your animal, or ending your hunt unsuccessfully.

– We enforce a “drawn blood” policy. If you fire an arrow or a shot and draw blood on the animal, that is your animal. If we aren’t successful in a recovery of it, your hunt is over. You may not continue hunting. We understand that things happen, but we don’t have an unlimited supply of animals.

– Must shoot before hunting. This goes for all weapons. When you arrive to camp you need to check your weapon for accuracy. For archery hunters, we’d like to see you shoot a target at the distance you would shoot at an animal. This gives us a better idea of shooting ability and allows us to put you in better situations.

– Treestand harnesses must be worn at all times. Harnesses are not provided for you, they’re your responsibility

Season Dates:

Archery – August 20-December 31

For archery season we are typically sitting in blinds over water and agriculture fields, with the occasional spot and stalk. We offer two different packages for antelope, semi-guided and guided. Semi-guided hunters are responsible for their transportation to and from the blinds. We limit semi-guided hunters to blind sitting. We discourage spotting and stalking for semi-guided hunters, purely for the fact that we don’t want to push our antelope around. Guided hunters however will spot and stalk quite a bit as well as blind sitting. The guide will know the ground well and can take you into stalking scenarios better than if you were alone, typically. For guided hunts, the guide will pick you up in the morning and either will go glass to spot/stalk or will set you in a blind. The guide will not be sitting with you in the blind typically, they will go scout other areas. Shot opportunities in the blind can be from 20 to 60 yards, depending if your on water or agriculture. Our water hole sets will be 20-40 yards. Spot and stalk shot opportunities are more between 40 and 70 yards. Because of the long shots and typically higher stress, we are slightly picky on who we take on a lot of stalks.

Chairs and blinds are provided for both packages. We try to keep nicer chairs in the blinds, no tripod stools with us, but feel free to bring your own chair for long sits. Blinds are setup in advance of your trip, so the antelope can get used to them. Crossbows are aloud in Nebraska for everyone.

BASIC POLICY:

– We strongly recommend you giving us a call or text after you have shot an animal BEFORE you go looking for it. We are typically not far from you. We know this place like the back of our hands and we watch the animals here 365 days a year. Having us a part of the recovery is important and may be the difference between finding your animal, or ending your hunt unsuccessfully.

– We enforce a “drawn blood” policy. If you fire an arrow or a shot and draw blood on the animal, that is your animal. If we aren’t successful in a recovery of it, your hunt is over. You may not continue hunting. We understand that things happen, but we don’t have an unlimited supply of animals.

– Must shoot before hunting. This goes for all weapons. When you arrive to camp you need to check your weapon for accuracy. For archery hunters, we’d like to see you shoot a target at the distance you would shoot at an animal. This gives us a better idea of shooting ability and allows us to put you in better situations.

Season Dates:

Archery – March 25-May 31

Shotgun – April 14-May 31

We have pure bred Merriam turkeys and we are not in a hybrid turkey area of Nebraska. We sell all of our turkey hunts guided and with meals. If you would like a no meals option, we can arrange that to save you some money, but we do not have any self guided or trespass fee options. All blinds and chairs are provided for you. Typically your guide will pick you up in the morning and take you into the blind, or close to where you’ll be hunting. Unlike our deer and antelope hunts, unless asked otherwise, the guide will sit in the blind with you to help call. We do have our own decoys, but feel free to bring your own. With shotguns we like to run and gun, but blinds will be utilized. When the toms get locked up with hens, they won’t necessarily come running into a call. Being patient and sitting in a blind is your best option a lot of times. Even in our thickest areas, it is still fairly open and tough to move too much undetected. For archery season we will almost always utilize the blinds. Crossbows are legal for everyone in Nebraska.

We sell our hunts with 1 bird included. An opportunity to keep hunting for a 2nd turkey can be arranged ahead of time. If you think your going to keep hunting for a 2nd bird, you MUST purchase a 2nd Nebraska turkey tag BEFORE you arrive.

BASIC POLICY:

– We strongly recommend you giving us a call or text after you have shot an animal BEFORE you go looking for it. We are typically not far from you. We know this place like the back of our hands and we watch the animals here 365 days a year. Having us a part of the recovery is important and may be the difference between finding your animal, or ending your hunt unsuccessfully.

– We enforce a “drawn blood” policy. If you fire an arrow or a shot and draw blood on the animal, that is your animal. If we aren’t successful in a recovery of it, your hunt is over. You may not continue hunting. We understand that things happen, but we don’t have an unlimited supply of animals.

– Must shoot before hunting. This goes for all weapons. When you arrive to camp you need to check your weapon for accuracy. For archery hunters, we’d like to see you shoot a target at the distance you would shoot at an animal. This gives us a better idea of shooting ability and allows us to put you in better situations.

Nebraska permits can be purchased and printed online. Most tags are over the counter for non-residents, so you don’t need to worry about a draw. All tags must be kept on your person at all times while hunting. This is your responsibility. Each permit holder is required to purchase 1 habitat stamp per year. Each permit must be signed before valid. You can purchase your tag by clicking the link below.

Nebraska Hunting Guides are a great way to familiarize yourself with permit and legal information.

Nebraska Habitat Stamp – $25

SPRING TURKEY

Non-Resident – $109

Resident – $30

Youth NR/R -$8

DEER

Non-Resident – $242

Youth – $8

ANTELOPE

Non-Resident Archery – $184.50

Youth – $13.50

LODGING

Our lodging is cozy and comfortable. Along the Niobrara River on the main ranch, it’s a little fully furnished house you will have to yourself. Our guides live nearby. The house has everything you will need to cook your own meals, real plates, bowls, silverware, pots/pans, stove/oven, microwave, toaster, coffee pot and refrigerator/freezer. We can house up to 6 with 4 being more comfortable. Typically your group will be the only ones staying in the house. We hardly ever book more than one group at once, and if we do you will know in advance of your trip. We have all real beds with mattresses and fresh bedding before every new group arrives. It has one bathroom with a stand up shower. The lodge is propane heated, although when its really cold we do start the wood fire. The wood will be cut and provided for you. We do not get cell phone service at the lodge, and there is no landline. Cell service is a short drive away and most hunting areas will have at least intermittent service. The lodge does have Dish satellite television to catch the game mid-day.

MEALS

We typically will not have a separate dedicated chef, your cooking will be done by the guides. If you’re looking for fine dining, we probably aren’t what your looking for. However we do make good food, and plenty of it. Because of the early mornings, we will skip a large breakfast and instead have muffins, bagels, doughnuts, fruits, coffee and juice available. Once we come back in from the morning hunt, we may have a larger hot brunch. Hunts taken place in the earlier seasons, we may just provide convenient “cold” lunches. In the evenings we like to have home comfort dinners like burgers, steak night, chicken, and pasta types. Snacks like granola bars and fruits are provided for you to take throughout the day. Coffee and water will be provided for you. Alcohol is not provided, you must bring your own to drink for EVENINGS ONLY. No alcohol before or during the hunt. If there are other beverages/snacks you prefer, please feel free to bring them for yourself.

BOOTS – bring 2 pair of boots. While our hunts aren’t strenuous, a good comfortable waterproof pair of boots is recommended. Knee high water boots (Muck Boots) are handy if you need to cross the creek, but aren’t required.

CLOTHING – we recommend a layering system. Outer clothing with wind-blocker will be your friend here. In December temperatures can dip into the negatives, so the more clothes you have the better you will be.

ARROWS/BROADHEADS – expect us to ask about your arrow and broadhead setups. Especially for longer shots on antelope and mule deer. We highly recommend a heavy arrow and a fixed blade broadhead. BE SURE TO PRACTICE WITH YOU BROADHEAD OF CHOICE

ARCHERY EQUIP. – our closest archery shop is about 2 hours away. We can fix some basic things like peep sights and d-loops, but be aware that if you need a pro shop it will cost you a day of travel and hunt time lost. We recommend bringing as many arrows as you can, extra broadheads/field points, an extra release, extra peep sight (or kisser button if you prefer) and a set of allan wrenches to adjust your rest and sight.

OPTICS – the guide will have binoculars and a spotting scope. We recommend bringing your own binoculars and range finder. Feel free to bring a spotting scope too. You’ll appreciate binoculars in this open country.

MUZZLELOADER EQUIP. – if you fly into Rapid City, there is a Scheels and Cabela’s that you can get powder at before coming to the ranch. Bring plenty of bullets, cleaning supplies, shooting bipod or sticks and cleaning supplies.

ARCHERY HUNTERS – you must bring your own tree stand safety harness. Bow hangers and pull up ropes are provided in each stand, but if you think you’ll need more feel free to bring your own.

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE – it will be safe to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get into the ranch. Semi-guided hunters will need 4 wheel drive to get to and from the stands. We do not have vehicles available for use. If you are bringing an ATV please let us know ahead of time. For guided hunters, your transportation will be provided for you. We use pickups and ATV’s.

Our booking process is simple and painless. Once we agree upon dates, I will email you a copy of our Booking Sheet. This outlines the species, services, dates and payment information of the hunt. Also included is our Terms and Conditions document, which can also be found on the bottom right of this page for download. Once you have received and read/signed the Booking Sheet, you will submit your payment along with the signed Booking Sheet to me. We require a 50% deposit when booking, with the remaining 50% due on your arrival BEFORE you begin hunting. You cannot keep your remaining payment until the hunt is over… there are some people that do that with the intent of not paying unless they shoot an animal. With us you are paying for a hunting experience, our knowledge, private controlled ground and a hunting opportunity for an animal, you are not paying for an animal. Once you have arrived you will sign a liability waiver, we’ll collect the remaining balance and we’ll get to hunting.

We accept checks, money orders, Venmo or PayPal for payment. We do not accept credit cards right now. All deposits are non-refundable, but they are transferable to another year or another hunt.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Our hunts are 100% low fence and fair chase. It is private land, but the animals are wild and it’s still a hunt. Do not expect it to be easy.

You can refer to our Recommended Gear tab above. You need to bring yourself, weapon, hunting gear and permit. You do not need a sleeping bag, plates/bowls, cups, stands/blinds or trail cameras.

Rushville, Nebraska is our closest town, about 15 minutes away. There’s a small grocery store and a couple bar/restaurants. Gordon is 25 minutes away with more options. Chadron is 45 minutes away with the closest Walmart and more restaurant options.

Taxidermy is not included in the hunt price. We work with 2 trusted taxidermists for European mounts and shoulder mounts. If you’d like to leave your animal with us, we can get it to the taxidermist for you.

We are extremely limited for meat processing. We will quarter and debone the animal for you to be cooler ready. The best option is to take the meat home with you, or ship it home if you’re flying.

Rapid City, SD is 2.5 hours away with rental car services. Denver, CO is 5 hours away with rental car services. Chadron, NE is 45 minutes away, with no rental car services. If Chadron is your best option we can arrange a pickup.

You can go to the Nebraska Game and Fish website to purchase and print off your tag. No need to wait, there will be no copy mailed to you. Once you sign the permit printed off you are legal to hunt. A link is posted above the FAQ window.

Right now we accept checks, money orders, Venmo and PayPal. We do not accept credit cards right now.