Hunt #6035 Semi-Guided Mule Deer/Whitetail 3,500 Ac Private

$1,495.00
Current Stock:
SKU:
DH6035-MD

Species required
Combination Hunt required
1 on 1 Guide Option required
2 on 1 Guide Option

Hunt ID: NE-6035

About the Outfitter:

With Mule Deer the most common of the deer there are also whitetail deer, along with antelope in the pasture lands. The deer are local, and the 3,500 acres of private land are adjoined by thousands of acres of national forest. You can hunt the private or public land or you can hunt the canyons as the public hunting pressure in the national forest pushes more deer from the public land to the private land for their annual trek to the safety of the ranch.

There is a high desire to hunt the mule deer known to be on this property.  Hunting the canyons is on foot, but that is where the biggest deer and the highest concentrations stay.  The antelope, mule deer and whitetail numbers are managed to provide every hunter a great hunting experience.  You will work for the deer and antelope, but you will go home with a nice buck for your efforts. Your deer license is good for mule deer or whitetail and if you don’t care which you shoot, we prefer that you shoot any whitetail deer to help our mule deer to stay at about 50% of the deer population.

You can shoot any whitetail, but for mule deer you cannot shoot a mule deer doe, just the bucks. Whitetail Deer will eventually take out the Mule Deer as they have in eastern Nebraska and through the center of the state over the past years.

The outfitter will give you their cell phone number and they are usually around the ranch somewhere all day. You can call or text them if you have any questions through your hunt.

Location:

Northwest Nebraska, Pine Ridge unit.

Hunt Type(s):

DIY deer hunting but the outfitter will show you the property and give advice on hunting.

Species & Recommended Seasons:

Mule deer, whitetail and antelope.

Licenses:

One note on the antelope hunting in Nebraska. A non-resident can only shoot a buck antelope if he is using archery equipment. If a non-resident wants to use a rifle, he can only get an antelope doe tag from the state and it is the same price as a buck license would be. A resident on the other hand can shoot a buck or doe antelope and only pays the resident license fee amount.

Licenses are available through online first come first served but limited about the first of August.

License and Voucher Watchdog will get you the licenses you need.

License and Season Information 

Lay of the Land:

Hunting is in canyons of cedar trees, buck brush, sand hills and cover. The deer are local, and 1,700 acres in two separate areas for a total of about 3,500 private acres adjoined by thousands of acres of national forest. You can hunt the private or public land, or you can hunt the canyons as the public hunting pressure in the national forest pushes more deer from the public land to the private for their annual trek to the safety of the ranch.  On the private land areas they tend to hug the fence line. This is a good place to watch for them to appear.  This makes a good combination for success. As a rule, in all mule deer hunting glassing and spotting the deer first is the most successful way to hunt. It will give you the advantage when getting a shot. This is extremely important in archery hunting the multiple folds and gulley’s. Mule deer when bumped will move to safety off the beaten path that they will hide. Water or food is not their priority. Safety is, so they will hide in draws and gulley’s with extraordinarily little cover, out of sight, but you must step on them to get them to move. Many of these deer are old timers with big racks traveling during the rut or any time.  Like whitetail, they can easily become nocturnal when pushed, leaving only tracks to see in the morning. At night they can see about 50 yards with their vision, so feeding is easy if needed. When glassing one time you see nothing and the next time you look, they will quietly appear. Their color is perfect camouflage making them difficult to see at times. It is tremendously helpful to have others around moving the deer in other areas so that they are forced to show themselves.  These old deer are extremely smart and have shown it many, many times by not being visible, then a change in the weather, makes deer come out of the woodwork.  You can drive all the ranch roads with a 4WD truck, or an ATV, but you must stay on the established 2 tracks. The canyons are the ranches private land as well and is a prime place for the deer.  Stock ponds fed by springs are kept full, so they are also a dependable water source as well. This keeps a lot of game animals around the ranch, but when pushed you will find them in the high brush, cover and draw areas of the ranch. A forest fire about 5 years ago on part of the ranch has grown into a deer food delicatessen of new growth and tender grass that are highly desired by all deer and antelope.  Hunting the canyons is on foot, but that is where the biggest deer and the highest concentrations stay. There is usually the CRP land that has ranger alfalfa mixed in it, another highly desired feed for the deer and antelope.  

Party Size:

One or more hunters per group.

Mode of Travel:

You can drive all the ranch roads with a 4WD truck, or an ATV, but you must stay on the established 2 tracks. Canyons by foot where the bigger bucks are.

Animal Quality:

Mule deer from 140-175", whitetail from 140-160".

Success Rate:

DIY hunting so we don’t track the success rate.

Hunt Difficulty:

Low impact meaning easier hiking than most hunts.

Pricing:

Rifle mule deer or whitetail 1st 4 days $2095

Rifle mule deer or whitetail last 4 days $1995

Rifle antelope 4 days $1395

Muzzleloader mule deer or whitetail 5 days $1495

Archery mule deer or whitetail 5 days $1495

Archery mule deer or whitetail 5 days $1495

What’s Included:

  • Access to 3,500 acres private
  • Landowner shows property boundaries and recommended hunting spots.
  • Lodging
  • Map and aerial maps

What’s Not Included:

  • Hunting Licenses
  • Meals
  • Transportation to Nebraska
  • Game processing
  • Taxidermy

 

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.