*NEW beginning 2020. If you book with a buddy, you are guaranteed the week to yourselves for deer. We can comfortably house and hunt up to 4 people, however we prefer groups of 2. Groups of 4 will only be booked if the members are all in the same party. If you book as a solo hunter, we may book one other solo hunter during your week. This allows us to keep things low pressure, have plenty of room to spread out and provide a more personable quality hunt.
We understand your time is limited and we want to give you the best experience possible. With only 2 hunters per week we can keep hunts as 1×1 as possible to give you that experience. If you decide to book as a party, please understand the hunts will be more like 2×1. If hunting in a blind, there may be one guide dropping up to 3 people off at a time.. we are a small two person operation and most times only taking one vehicle into the field to drop off and pick-up is the best option. If we are going to ambush, spot/stalk you can expect to be 1×1 with one of us.
We hunt our whitetails on their transition areas from the feed to bedding. Archery hunts will be out of tree stands or blinds, while muzzleloader hunters will typically be out of blinds with some opportunity for mobile ambushing and spot and stalk. We’re typically looking at whitetail deer ranging from 120″-140″, with the potential for 150+”. We do not have any hidden trophy fees. All hunts are 5 full days of hunting.
Our archery season runs from September 1-December 31 which offers date flexibility, but we typically offer slots from September 1st through November 25. The first week of September can be a great opportunity for bucks still in their velvet. The downside to early season is the crops are still in, specifically corn, and higher temps can make for slower activity. After the bucks shed velvet they typically get tougher to hunt but certainly still achievable. We start picking the bucks back up mid-October into the pre-rut as they get more exposed and start emerging out of the crops. We then begin rut hunts Nov-1 through the 25 where new bucks start showing up and rut activity is in swing.
Muzzleloader season runs from December 1-31 during the cold post rut. This is a favorite time to hunt because of the high deer numbers and new bucks move in every day. We’re typically sitting in ground blinds with Buddy heaters for the morning and evening transitions. Hunters typically see a lot of deer on these hunts and can look at a number of bucks before deciding what they want to harvest.
We now only offer packages fully guided. We can however offer a price break if you’d rather take care of your own meals.
Fully Guided Archery Whitetail Hunts. 5 full hunting days, loding, meals, field transportation and meat care all inclusive.
Fully Guided Muzzleloader Whitetail Hunts. 5 full hunting days, lodging, meals, field transportation and meat care all inclusive.
We have multiple options for doe only hunts, including the late firearm season January 1-14. Up to 3 doe per person.
*Prices are subject to change without notice.
While we do have a population of mule deer, the ratio to whitetail is about 1/3, so hunters shouldn’t expect to only see mule deer. Because of this we really limit the number of mule deer hunters that we take per year. Hunters that purchase a mule deer hunt with us can fill their tag on a whitetail if they so choose to.
Our mule deer hunts are typically spot and stalk/ambush hunting but we also take advantage of ground blinds when needed. The early season can be tough for mule deer in our area because they are so spread out during the warmer months. We recommend October or the month of November for the most mule deer archery hunting. During the late season with a muzzleloader we hunt mule deer the same way as whitetail, typically on their transition areas.
We’re typically looking at mule deer ranging from 130″-150″. Our mule deer hunts are equivalent to some other outfitters “management” hunts. We see a lot of 3×3 and 3×4 bucks but have never had genetics to consistently see solid 4×4 bucks. This is not an easy hunt. Prepare to put the time and work in for an opportunity.
Because of the management we are trying to achieve, all mule deer hunts are guided. If you would like to bring your own meals, we can cut some cost.
Rifle Hunts – extremely limited for 2020
We will have 2 rifle slots available for the 2020 rifle season. 1 mule deer and 1 whitetail. The hunt WILL NOT take place on the river where our archery/muzzleloader only areas are. For the whitetail you can expect 135″+ and 130″-150″ for the mule deer. As explained above, we just aren’t in an area with consistent trophy 170″+ mule deer. We are offering the hunt in a couple different packages listed below. The packages are inclusive with lodging, meals, blinds/stands provided, private land, field transportation to/from field, skinning and meat care for transportation home inclusive.
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From Rushville, NE, head south on highway 250 for 4 miles. Turn east on 292 Trail. Follow the main road for about 8 miles to the ranch. Cross the bridge and take a left at the red gate. The lodge will be 1/4 mile in.
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