Schaeffer Hardy Ranch
Schaeffer Hardy Ranch

Fishing Experience in Thedford, NE

Schaeffer Hardy Ranch

Nearest Town, Thedford, Nebraska
Lodging Available
5,500 acres
What to Expect

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!

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.

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.

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!


Orrin S

Hosted by

Orrin S

5.0(5 reviews)
Questions about activities, lodging or amenities?

Land Details

Water
Three gravel pit lakes Four damns Sandhills water ponds Calf Creek Cow Creek Near the North Loup River...
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Public Access Within 25 Miles
National Parks: No
National Wildlife Refuges: No

Fishing Details

Fishing Methods
Fly Fishing
Artificial Lure
Live Bait
Bow Fishing
Fish Species
  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Carp
  • Catfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Yellow Perch

Lodging Details

4 Guests
Tents Available
Tents Amenities
Drinking Water
Cell Service
Tent Description
Open to tent camping. There is a hotel in Thedford 18 minutes away.

Available Packages

Catch and Release Fising
Starting at: $25.00
1 Day
1 Day
Catch and Keep Fishing
Starting at: $50.00
1 Day
1 Day

Property Details & Ground Rules

  • Check In: After 6:00 AM
  • Check Out: Before 11:00 PM
  • Nearby Interstate: No
  • Nearby Highway: No
  • Nearby Airport: N/A
  • 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. Please check out upon leaving.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are only available within 48 hours of the landowner accepting your booking request.

Reviews (5)

5.0
  • ML
    Michael L

    Orrin has a great piece of property. We were able to harvest 2 mature birds. I do recommend hunting with Orrin. Thx for the opportunity!!

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2022
    Orrin S
    Orrin S

    This guest was respectful and followed all ranch property rules. Only thing is they did not check out before leaving but this is a minor note.

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2022
  • Scott T
    Scott T

    Had a pretty good trip. Weather wasn't the best. Felt like we were at the beach. We still heard and seen some birds. They have a nice place. Killed on gobbler.

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2022
    Orrin S
    Orrin S

    Scott and his crew followed all our rules and respected our property well. We'd welcome them back anytime.

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2022
  • JL
    Jason L

    Landowner was very nice and helpful and was very clear on directions on where I needed to go and available if I needed him. Saw plenty of deer and had plenty of area to hunt.

    Reviewed by Guest on December 2021
    Orrin S
    Orrin S

    Jason was a fantastic guest. He was like the ghost hunter, because you'd never know he was here. He left our property in the same condition as before he arrived. All communication with Jason was pleasant and easy. We'd welcome him back anytime! Thank you, Jason!

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2021
  • Brett Y
    Brett Y

    Had a great day grouse hunting. Found a few few but in typical late season fashion, they were very jumped. Great habitat! Orrin was very flexible in finding a time for me to get up here between weather events. He was very communicative. I look forward to hunting this property next season.

    Reviewed by Guest on December 2021
    Orrin S
    Orrin S

    Brett was a pleasure to get to know. He was on our property and respected all rules we have without fail. He's a true grouse hunter in every way. We look forward to having him back for dove and grouse in September of 2022!

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2021
  • JS
    JEREMY S

    First of all, we had an absolute blast. It took us a bit to figure out the lay of the land where the coyotes would be and when they would be there but soon as we kinda figured that out we had plenty of coyotes around And Orrin was right there to meet us when we got there and gave us great tips, was very friendly, and was willing to help us out at any time. Great place to hunt coyotes!

    Reviewed by Guest on January 2022
    Orrin S
    Orrin S

    Jeremy, Kevin and David were great. They followed all rules and we had a great conversation to get them started to be successful at hunting coyotes. We're glad they came out!

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2021

Landowner

Orrin S

Hosted by

Orrin S

5.0(5 reviews)
Response rate: 98%

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 heritage/culture and hope to provide you an experience you won't soon forget.

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 heritage/culture and hope to provide you an experience you won't soon forget.

Location

Orrin S

Hosted by

Orrin S

5.0(5 reviews)

Available Packages

Catch and Release Fising
Starting at: $25.00
1 Day
1 Day
Catch and Keep Fishing
Starting at: $50.00
1 Day
1 Day