Turkey Hunts

Our turkey hunters don’t hunt over feeders or in high fences! Free range, wild turkey, fair chase hunts is what we’re about!

Our hunting styles include Spot n’ Stalk, Fanning, Calling In Birds, Run n’ Gun, and waiting in travel corridors. As the birds’ travel routes change, we adapt and use our hunting expertise to help your hunt be as successful as possible!

We have Rios, Merriams, and hybrids. Our bird population is incredible!  We have several roosts that have between 100 and 200 birds in them that winter together, as the spring breakup happens in April, they spread out over the properties in smaller groups of 20 – 50 birds.

Our success rate for 1 bird is 100%, 2nd bird is around 95%…opportunity is 100% for both birds.  We limit our guests to a maximum of 50 for the season.

We’ve added several properties to bring our leased land total to just over 40,000 acres that spread over 3 counties so there’s more than enough ground and birds for sure!

Hunt Includes

  • 3 full days of hunting private land
  • Meals during your stay
  • A professional guide to instruct and lead you
  • Transportation to and from the hunting areas
  • Field cleaning of your turkeys

The hunts are $1500 for a 3 day, 2 bird hunt, including meals.

Lodging is not included in this hunt but available locally at the Valley View Inn in Curtis, NE.

License fees (see below) are $109 for each bird and 1) $25 habitat stamp. You may harvest a 3rd bird for an additional $750 if you choose.

Where We Hunt

We hunt near the small town of Curtis, NE. This area is half way between North Platte and McCook, NE.

If flying commercially you need to fly into the North Platte airport. Personal aircraft can use the municipal airport outside of Curtis.

Hunter Safety

  • Hunters under 12 must be accompanied by a licensed hunter (aged 19 or older).
  • Hunters aged 12-29 must have, and carry, Hunter Safety Education license if hunting with a firearm or Crossbow.
  • Bow Hunter Safety certification is required for hunters ages 12-29 in Nebraska.

Lodging and Meals

There are 2 hotels in Curtis. The best way to decide where you would like to stay is to visit the Curtis Chamber of Commerce website at www.curtis-ne.com. Curtis offers a few locally run resturants as well as grocery stores. If you require specific items you may want to bring them with you! Please plan to arrive after 12pm the day before your hunt starts so we can give you our full attention.

Recommendations

We recommend a 12 guage 3″ or 3 1/2″ #5 magnum turkey load with a premium turkey choke, but buy what fits in your budget. It is very important to “pattern” your shotgun before you arrive. Pattern your gun at 40, 50, and 70 yards using a turkey head and neck target. You are looking for 10-15 pellets in the head and neck area. It is a must to use the very same turkey loads you will be using to turkey hunt with to pattern your shotgun.

Hunting Permits

Non-Resident Nebraska spring turkey hunting permits are $109 each. Non-Resident Youth permits are $8 each. Both require a $25 Habitat Stamp with the first permit purchase.

Permits can be purchased and printed online at https://ngpc-home.ne.gov.