Red Deer Ranch
“The Wood Brothers, Mark and George, were first attracted by Red Deer Lake in 1906 because of the wonderful fishing and the six thousand surrounding acres of hayable ground. This was also a special section in which to hunt; the lake fed by cold-water streams being a haven for thousands of ducks and geese and the surrounding hills making an ideal nesting ground for prairie chickens and grouse.”
The Red Deer Ranch has since been purchased by the Kime family including Shirley, Dallas and family, Shane/Heather and family. Together, the third generation Nebraska cattle producing family cherishes the history of the land and the mark that the Wood Brothers made upon it. Access to the waterfowl hunting and pike fishing is what first brought homesteaders to the property, but the success on the land in the last 100 years is what influenced the Kime family to expand the ranch into 20,000 acres of grazing land.
With Red Deer Lake providing a source of about 100 acres of water along with many small ponds, creeks and wetlands scattered throughout the land, there is an abundance of waterfowl wildlife. Sitting right above the aquifer and adjacent to the National Wildlife Refuge, there is a natural progression of migration for these waterfowl birds. In addition, there are several tree growths and hills that house whitetail deer, turkey, grouse and prairie chickens.
Previously, we have allowed friends and family to hunt on their grounds. However, we recognize that we have a piece of ground that is pretty appealing for outdoor recreation, with resources for an abundance of wildlife and space to run and train hunting dogs. We want to share this spectacular land with others!
The Red Deer Ranch is pretty easy to find, just 25 miles south of Valentine, NE. We are happy to accommodate lodging for up to four sportsmen for deer hunting season. Camping will be offered for waterfowl sportsmen with hook ups to water and electricity provided, otherwise Valentine has some great lodging amenities.
Due to the vast opportunities that are available to sportsmen on the 20,000 acre ranch, we strongly encourage a multi-day trip to get the best experience possible. However, there is no minimum-day package required. Semi-guided hunts are available upon request for deer and upland hunting. We do have our own radios that we recommend taking with you so that if you get stuck or need help retrieving any game, we can assist! We also have freezer space, a pump house and a block building that can be used to clean and store game if necessary.
As a family, we all believe that we have some great resources here that will give you the opportunity to really enjoy yourselves. We want to do everything we can to make sure you have a great experience! We are looking forward to working with you!
We offer 4 day guided and non guided deer hunts for 4 sportsmen at a flat rate:
-With lodging: $12,000 *Lodging for 2021 will be a camper until our cabin is built.
-Without lodging: $10,400
Interested in a different party size or number of days? Feel free to send us a message and we would be happy to discuss how we can accommodate you.
We allow tent and campers at a specific location on the ranch.
Don't see what you're after? Inquire with the landowner about a custom package.
Hunting & Fishing Details
- Coyote - $150.00
- Grouse - $150.00
- Pheasant - $150.00
- Turkey - $200.00
- Waterfowl - $200.00
- Whitetail - $750.00
- Northern Pike
Details & Ground Rules
- Check In: After 2:00 PM
- Check Out: Before 1:00 PM
- Campfires: Allowed
- Pets: Allowed on property
- ATV's: Allowed
- Parking: Yes
- Vehicles: 6 Allowed
- Drive-in Access: Yes
- Walk-in Access: Yes
- Guests: 8 Allowed
Landowner Rules: Contact at the house upon arrival. Please clean up all areas and leave no trash behind. Radios are available in case there is an issue such as getting stuck.
Cancellation Policy: A Guest on LandTrust has 48 hours from the time the Landowner accepts their booking request to cancel their booking and receive a full refund. After 48 hours from the moment the Landowner accepts a booking, there is no refund available to the Guest. View Policy.