The Higgins Ranch is a family-owned operation located in the heart of the Nebraska Sandhills. With roughly 13,000 acres, this multi-generational ranch is a treasure, featuring vast grasslands with shelterbelts scattered throughout, along with a couple small ponds and waterways. The ranch also has sections of low-lying meadows that turn into seasonal wetlands, attracting all forms of wildlife.
The Goose Creek also runs through the western portion of the property.
We are excited to be offering authentic ranching experiences, birding opportunities, and hunting adventures. For ranch experiences and birding, we are happy to provide one meal for each group. For hunting, our ranch is a great place for youth or novice hunters. At this point we are allowing white tail deer hunting but not Mule deer, as we are attempting to build our population.
Camping is permitted on the property, and we'd be happy to see if we can accommodate your RV; although, we aren't able to offer any hookups at this time. Local lodging options, as well as restaurants and grocery stores, can all be found in Valentine (44 miles) or Thedford (30 miles).
We look forward to your visit to the Higgins Ranch! Please inquire with any questions!
Chris and PattyJo have deer on the property... while they aren't trophy whitetails or muley deer... it is a perfect property for hunters just beginning their outdoor journey. They are a super friendly family with lots to offer on their ranch.
LandTrust Field Rep
Frequently Asked Questions
Property Details & Ground Rules
- Check In: After 5:00 AM
- Check Out: Before 8:00 PM
- Nearby Interstate: 20+ miles
- Nearby Highway: 0-10 miles
- Nearby Airport: 20+ miles
- Campfires: Not allowed
- Pets: Allowed on property
- ATV's: Allowed
- Parking: Yes
- Vehicles: 2 Allowed
- Drive-in Access: Yes
- Walk-in Access: Yes
- Guests: 3 Allowed
Landowner Rules: Please be aware and cautious when around the electric fence.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds are only available within 48 hours of the landowner accepting your booking request.
- NPNancy P
Classic Sandhills. Rolling Sharp Tail Grouse hills above and Greater Prairie Grouse meadows below. The birds are here even in an extreme drought year. PattyJo, Chris, family and hands are dedicated to hunters success and comfort. The only downside is the washboard road coming into their ranch. We would hunt again at Higgins Ranch in the future—another good addition to LandTrust!Reviewed by Guest on November 2022
- DWDennis W
A very different whitetail hunt!!! Was exactly as it was advertised, did not see any monster deer, but did see deer every time we went out. Landowners were very friendly, and even offered to cook us dinner!!! Despite being busy with their ranching duties, landowners would take the time to answer questions when needed, and left us to do our thing. Very interesting/challenging terrain to hunt. Will be back!!!Reviewed by Guest on December 2022PHPattyJo H
Dennis and his son were wonderful to host! Enjoyed having themReviewed by Landowner on November 2022