Schaeffer Hardy Ranch
Schaeffer Hardy Ranch
Schaeffer Hardy Ranch
Schaeffer Hardy Ranch

Schaeffer Hardy Ranch

Thedford, NE

Game Management Unit:
Calamus West & Sandhills
Lodging
Hunting
Fishing
Birding
5,500 acres
About this property

The Schaeffer Hardy ranch is an incredible Sandhills property offering something for all outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you like to hunt, fish, bird watch, stargaze, or just enjoy the outdoors, you will get your fill on this easy-to-access property.

The ranch is home to two creeks, the Calf Creek to the South and the Cow Creek to the North, and is only 3/4 of a mile from the North Loup River. The various dams, gravel pits, and water holes make the property a hot spot for both fishing and waterfowl hunting. Cathing bass up to seven pounds isn't unheard of in our stocked ponds and lakes!

During the migration season, the ranch is a stopping point for geese, cranes, swans, and other migratory birds. Year-round both native and upland birds like grouse, doves, and pheasants can be found across the property. A professional birder with the US Fish & Wildlife once said he saw more birds here than any other property he has ever been on.

Small to medium-sized herds of mule deer call the ranch home during the fall. Larger populations of whitetail spend their time in the area. Both can be expected to be found on the field of irrigated alfalfa on the ranch or in the numerous tree groves. Turkeys work their way up to the property from the nearby North Loup River.

The annual "Nebraska Star Party" takes place not far from this ranch which proves how great the stargazing can be from this property.

Reach out today to enjoy this wonderful property!

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Land Details

Food

Alfalfa irrigated field, grass pastures, meadows.

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Water
Ponds • Streams • Livestock Tanks • Lakes
Three gravel pit lakes Four damns Sandhills water ponds Calf Creek Cow Creek Near the North Loup River...
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Shelter
Hills • Shelter belt • Grasslands • Brush
Tree shelter belts and groves...
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Habitat Diversity
Prairie • Riparian Woodland • Deciduous Woodland • Agricultural Cropland
Public Access Within 25 Miles
National Parks: No
National Wildlife Refuges: Yes

Hunting & Fishing Details

Hunting Methods
Firearms
Archery
Game Species
  • Coyote - $50.00
  • Dove - $100.00
  • Duck - $200.00
  • Grouse - $200.00
  • Mule Deer - $1,000.00
  • Turkey - $200.00
  • Waterfowl - $200.00
  • Whitetail - $250.00
Fishing Methods
Fly Fishing
Artificial Lure
Live Bait
Bow Fishing
Fish Species
Fishing rates are set at a flat fee $50.00 per day.
  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Carp
  • Catfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Yellow Perch

Birding Details

Birding Amenities
Other activites: Yes. Photography Stargazing Horseback Riding *Horses not provided
Popular Bird Species
American Robin Baltimore Oriole Barn Swallow Brown-headed Cowbird Brown Thrasher Common Grackle Dickcissel European Starling Grasshopper Sparrow Horned Lark Lark Sparrow Mallard Morning Dove Northern Flicker Ring-necked Pheasant Red-tailed Hawk Red-winged Blackbird Tree Swallow Turkey Vulture Upland Sandpiper Vesper Sparrow Western Meadowlark American Crow American Goldfinch American Kestrel Bobolink Blue-winged Teal Burrowing Owl Common Yellowthroat Eurasian Collared-dove House Wren Killdeer Northern Pintail Orchard Oriole Red-headed Woodpecker Sharp-tailed Grouse Sora

Lodging Details

4 Guests
Tents Available
Tents Amenities
Drinking Water
Cell Service

Available Packages

Mule Deer Buck Hunting
1 Day 1 Person
Package Price: $1,000.00

Whitetail Buck Hunting
1 Day 1 Person
Package Price: $750.00

Whitetail Doe Hunting
1 Day 1 Person
Package Price: $250.00

Birding
1 Day 1 Person
Package Price: $25.00

Catch and Release Fising
1 Day 1 Person
Package Price: $25.00

Personalize Your Package
Up to 6 People
Starting at: $50.00

Details & Ground Rules

  • Check In: After 6:00 AM
  • Check Out: Before 11:00 PM
  • Campfires: Not allowed
  • Pets: Allowed on property
  • ATV's: Allowed
  • Parking: Yes
  • Vehicles: 4 Allowed
  • Drive-in Access: Yes
  • Walk-in Access: Yes
  • Guests: 6 Allowed

Landowner Rules: Close all gates that you open. Do not approach or disturb livestock. Remove all trash. Please check in with the landowner upon arrival.

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.

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Your Landowner

Orrin S

Hello, I'm Orrin S.

I am a 5th generation cattle rancher that would like to share the experience of our land and wildlife with others while building new relationships. We are proud of our…

I am a 5th generation cattle rancher that would like to share the experience of our land and wildlife with others while building new relationships. We are proud of our…

Available Packages

Mule Deer Buck Hunting
1 Day 1 Person
Package Price: $1,000.00

Whitetail Buck Hunting
1 Day 1 Person
Package Price: $750.00

Whitetail Doe Hunting
1 Day 1 Person
Package Price: $250.00

Birding
1 Day 1 Person
Package Price: $25.00

Catch and Release Fising
1 Day 1 Person
Package Price: $25.00

Personalize Your Package
Up to 6 People
Starting at: $50.00