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Hays, Kansas
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The Schmeid Ranch encompasses over 4,960 acres of land within the heart of trophy whitetail deer country in Northwest Kansas. It can be argued that the Saline River in this area features some of the best whitetail and turkey hunting in the State of Kansas and this ranch features over 1 ½ miles of the river. Nearly 350 acres of fertile cropland borders the river to the North with 34 acres under pivot irrigation. These crop acres produce steady income and hold and attract whitetail deer and turkeys to the ranch year-round. Multiple food plots have been developed throughout the center and Southern portions of the ranch in areas that provide incredible seclusion, bedding cover, and are near natural springs and ponds. The diversity of the terrain within the borders of the Schmeid Ranch encourages healthy wildlife populations, the ability to promote a good age structure for the deer herd, and endless hunting setups throughout different portions of the ranch. The flow of the river through the northern-most section of the ranch creates a natural travel corridor for archery deer hunting throughout the Fall from stand locations within the mature tree cover. The vast grassland to the South of the Saline River covers thousands of acres of timbered canyons, natural springs, and rolling hills of tall grass and brush. This portion of the ranch embodies some of the best firearms deer hunting you could ever ask for with its endless views from the shooting houses which have been strategically placed above the food plot locations below. The brushy draws and hillsides promote excellent quail hunting as well, and quail populations are currently at an all-time high for this area.

The many improvements on the ranch promote both comfort and cash flow from potential grazing and cropland leases and offer all the amenities for operating your own cattle herd as well. The grassland on the ranch is perfectly suited for grazing 450+ pairs during the summer months and the ranch headquarters features a 200+ head feed yard, corrals, and loadout area, as well as multiple equipment sheds and storage buildings. The farmstead features three houses, all of which have been well cared for and are perfect for housing family, hunting guests, or ranch hands. The main ranch home features 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and one ½ bath. This modern home provides over 3,000 square feet of living space between the main floor and a partial basement.

This is an incredible opportunity to purchase a large ranch along the Saline River with turnkey hunting improvements already in place. The Schmeid Ranch offers thousands of acres of spectacular wildlife habitat and views that will simply take your breath away. To say this is a once in a lifetime opportunity may be an understatement. Jump on this incredible opportunity and contact the listing agent today to schedule a private tour of this incredible Saline River hunting ranch!

Property Details

  • Located 15 miles northeast of Hays
  • Schmeid Ranch extends over 4 ½ miles north to south
  • The ranch entrance is located along Saline River Road. 4 ½ miles east of Highway 183
  • Over 1 ½ miles of the Saline River flowing through the ranch
  • Excellent whitetail and turkey hunting along the Saline River
  • Over 4,600 acres of contiguous native grassland with large wooded canyons, natural springs, and ponds
  • Multiple wildlife food plots are planted annually within the rugged terrain of the Southern portion of the ranch. Shooting houses are in place and mature whitetail bucks frequent these areas throughout the Fall
  • Approximately 350 acres of cropland on the North end of the ranch provides steady income and excellent food sources for the deer and turkeys
  • 33.90 acres of pivot irrigated cropland along the river
  • The main ranch home was built in 1992 and features 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and one ½ bath. This modern home provides over 3,000 square feet of living space between the main floor and partial basement
  • House #2 is a ranch style home built in 1951 featuring 2 bedrooms and 1 bath
  • House #3 features over 1900 sq ft of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths
  • 4 large equipment sheds
  • 200 head feedlot
  • 4,600 acres of excellent grass with 7 miles of new fence and several water tanks, springs & ponds
  • 9 ponds throughout the ranch with great fishing opportunities
  • Top notch livestock working facilities
  • Large timbered canyons and draws run throughout the ranch. Excellent habitat for holding and attracting whitetail deer in this area. This area is known for Boone and Crockett whitetail deer genetics and this ranch has the ability to hold them and grow them
  • The Saline River offers some of the best whitetail hunting in the entire nation and the Schmeid Ranch has produced its fair share of trophy whitetails
  • Unbelievable views of the Saline River valley from some of the large peaks that tower over the ranch
  • 15 minutes from Hays and Hays Municipal Airport; 5 hours from Denver, CO; 3.5 hours from Kansas City

For more information or to schedule a private tour of this one of a kind ranch, contact Whitetail Properties land specialist Adam Hann at 785-259-2469 or

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