Hunt #6031 Semi-Guided Mule Deer/Whitetail 600 Ac Private
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Hunt ID: NE-6031
About the Outfitter:
Our goal is simple. Supply a quality hunting experience at a reasonable price. We have been very blessed with good whitetail and mule deer populations with the mule deer holding 10-1 against the whitetail population with our habitat. You will be hunting in the Platte Unit.
This has been extremely successful for our archery hunts. We are expanding into minimal guided rifle hunts for mule deer hunting with rifles on some of our properties. Minimal as 2 hunters per year for rifle mule deer hunting. The rifle season is during the rut and our substantial number of mule deer and whitetail does are an attractant that the bucks cannot resist. The mule deer hunt can also be a whitetail deer hunt and a choice of either. We have trophy animals in both subspecies.
I have lived in Nebraska all my life. This has led me to focus not on deer acreage but instead the best part of a deer acreage and only own or lease the “Honey Holes” in all of them. Many times, a hunter will hunt for deer and never find these places.
Deer are like people in that some areas have high concentrations and some not. I have studied as to what makes them become so special to deer. We all know food, water, and shelter but I have seen many places that provide that but are not a home to a single deer. I have taken a complete 640 acre 1 mile by 1 mile section and broken it down to a 4th of the area, 160 acres and provided exactly what both mule deer and whitetail feel is the perfect habitat. It may only be 160 acres that they use and no need for the other 430 acres, unless you just want to walk a while before you see deer.
I supply blinds and tree stands in areas for both type of deer. In doing so I get all my hunting property the same way, high concentration deer dwindling number of acres, so you see the best of the best. We are cautious not to spook the deer because if they feel safe, they will stay right here.
I see and get more deer and bigger deer because we are hunting the rut and deer attract deer which attract deer. Instead of driving and walking all day we use spotting scopes and trail cams to know where the deer are, when and how to get the best deer.
It is a different thought process for rifles than archers, but we surgically remove the best bucks each year, and always know what is available to back fill them next year to keep our quality high.
We are mainly a bow hunting area but do allow hunters during the rifle season to use a bow, crossbow, muzzleloader or rifle as they please.
Our lodging is in a cabin right on the farm. You can hunt out the back door for hunting this minimal impact hunt. You will see lots of mule deer and some whitetail deer and both having trophy class animals available. The alfalfa is the answer to get them to leave the river bottom and feed in the open.
Your experience will begin with information surrounding local perspective, scouting, and land boundaries. Prior to your arrival tree stands or ground blinds will be erected in the most high-traffic areas; extensive preparation is done to give you the best possible opportunity at harvesting a buck. This area is managed for opportunities at big deer.
Many of the properties and the surrounding areas have not been hunted much if at all for years, which results in a lot of mature deer to hunt now and in the future and provides us with high success rates. It is so attractive that we will see new deer come in here for other properties during the season and then to take up residency here.
This is truly a deer hunter’s paradise with many deer in this concentrated area where you never know when that buck of a lifetime with that large rack will step out and make your day. Many of the locals say this is the best hunting spots in the county. They have multiple stand sites to choose from each day because they only take 2 hunters at one time. They also like to give the properties a rest between hunts so the deer don't get over pressured. We only take a limited number of hunters each year so book early.
Hunt Package Definitions
Package 1: Rifle season 1 whitetail or mule deer per hunter.
For our two rifle hunters we supply lodging and guiding to the big mule deer or whitetail deer of their choice. The private land is scouted daily, so the patterns are well known. Keep in mind the gun season is during the rut so movement can change any day. The key is we have all the components all together in a small area so it forces the deer to come to an area that we can easily scout. With rifles it is easy to cover the main traffic corridors. Additionally, since we only permit a total of 2 rifle hunters the deer that are around our area are accustomed to increase our local numbers greatly so we see deer we have never seen before and loose extremely few to the call of the wild of a buck searching for does because we have such a large doe population.
Outside of the rut the archers see many deer coming and going to sand hills, alfalfa and adjacent river bottom during the daylight hours. Travel corridors and pinch point are found around the property to facilitate good viewing and shooting locations. The Outfitter will provide you with blinds at the key locations.
Package 2: Whitetail archery hunts
These are like the mule deer and whitetail hunts above but discounted because they are whitetail only hunts on the north property. The outfitter will point out the areas that define the north and south areas. The penalty for shooting a mule deer instead of a whitetail is $ 1500 and must be paid at once.
We manage our deer for quality and the whitetail reproduce at twice the speed of mule deer for many reasons. We do everything possible to build big mule deer and whitetail and this tends to help balance the population.
Package 3: Doe whitetail archery hunt
These can occur at any time between 10/1 and 12/31 if they don’t affect other hunts inversely. The outfitter will define the dates available for this hunt.
We are conveniently found so you can fly into the North Platte airport and your friends can come pick you up. If you come into the Grand Island you will need to rent a vehicle and drive the 1.5 hours to the farm. They are also found right in between Denver, Colorado and Omaha, Nebraska so you could fly into either one of those airports and rent a car to travel the rest of the distance to North Platte.
Southwest Nebraska Platte Unit.
Semi-guided deer hunts.
Species & Recommended Seasons:
Mule deer and whitetail.
It takes 1 preference point to draw a rifle deer tag. Whitetail muzzleloader and archery are over the counter.
License and Voucher Watchdog will get you the licenses you need.
Lay of the Land:
All hunting is on private land that is mostly agricultural use as alfalfa, corn and soybeans and the local cover, river bottoms or sand hills.
With sand hills, alfalfa, and a large water canal with bridges for the deer, or so they think they think they are for them, so they use them as funnel points for traveling deer.
There is a northern property with sand hills and a flooded hayfield supplying the succulent forces that all deer eat as much as possible, new, young tender water filled plant growth. This area is archery only and no penalty if you shoot a mule deer when you have not paid for a mule deer but instead a whitetail deer hunt.
The southern farm with the alfalfa is rifle and archery and the area is for hunting mule deer. With pieces added and removed the property runs around 600 acres total but as a patchwork quilt in alignment as new pieces are added every year but the main home area still holding the highest deer concentration.
Two max at a time on either north or south properties. 4 hunters max per year rifle season.
Mode of Travel:
Vehicle and foot.
Mule deer from 140” to 175”. Whitetail range 140” to 160”.
No fixed numbers to go by but very high success.
Low impact meaning easier hiking than most hunts.
Mule Deer or Whitetail:
1st half rifle 4 days semi-guided $3295
2nd half rifle 4 days semi-guided $2995
Muzzleloader December 5 days semi-guided $1695
Archery 5 days semi-guided pre-rut (9/1-mid-Oct) $1395
Archery 5 days semi-guided rut (9/1-12/31 except during rifle) $1695
Extra days $295/day/person
Second whitetail buck $995
Whitetail doe archery only 3 days semi-guided $495
Merriam Turkey shotgun 2 days semi-guided for 1 Tom $595, 2nd Tom $295
Merriam Turkey archery 2 days semi-guided 1 Tom $595, 2nd Tom $195
- Access to 600 acres private
- Semi-guided, owner shows you property boundaries, deer feeding/water/bedding areas
- Cabin lodging
What’s Not Included:
- Hunting Licenses
- Transportation to Nebraska
- Game processing
Use the Outfitter Request Form or call us using the phone number at the top of the page to check on availability, ask questions or book it.
Disclaimer: All prices are per person unless otherwise noted. No additional fees for booking, the price is the price except for NM adds sales tax. Unless otherwise noted price is per person, no licenses/tags included, game processing and taxidermy costs extra. There is no guarantee in hunting. Availability and prices subject to change by the outfitter or landowner and they have the last word. If there is a discrepancy between our posted price and what they say it is then we do our best to negotiate for you but offer no guarantee. We do our best to audit them making sure what they say they offer they actually do by visiting them or going on hunts we pay for. No refunds for early tag out. No guarantee on filling hunting licenses.