Nebraska Duck Hunt
Situated in the heart of the Central Flyway, this outstanding Nebraska waterfowl hunt lodge is quickly becoming recognized as one of the country’s most predictable waterfowl destinations. This is a Nebraska duck hunt that you will be talking about for years to come! Many are surprised that this area is such a successful waterfowl hunt. Fast waters fed by warm springs make this one of the most successful hunts in the United States.
Occupying three miles of Platte river bottom and over 5,000 acres of owned land, they invite you to enjoy some of the best waterfowl shooting you’ll ever experience. With both river frontage and flooded fields they are assured of having open water throughout the season, regardless of the weather. In addition large numbers of Canada geese use this as area as staging grounds before heading further south. Enjoy your passion from the comfort of the heated blinds. In the afternoons you can enjoy some of the best pheasant and chukar hunting found in the Midwest.
In addition to waterfowl hunting and upland hunting, this is also recognized for trophy whitetail.
As a guest, you will enjoy an incredible all-inclusive hunting experience, you’ll also find the lodge provides the utmost in comfort. The main lodge houses five bedrooms and a satellite lodge only short walk away offers privacy for family groups that wish to enjoy their own private lodging. Your family or group of couples will find the perfect combination of excellent hunting along with warm comfortable lodging.
The habitat surrounding the river bottom is the ideal situation for waterfowl traveling down the Central flyway. With the combination of agricultural land bordering the river system and its tributaries, the fluctuations of water levels all most always assure the ducks and geese will have access to current food sources. In addition the lodge is located adjacent to large cattle feeding operations which are a natural attraction for passing waterfowl which is why late season hunting is still strong.
A perfect location for a family gathering as the lodge will host you exclusively with only 8 hunting guests.
Accommodations & Meals
Built in the 1960’s as a purebred cattle sale barn, the family appreciated the historical significance of the building and saw an opportunity for an excellent hunting Lodge. The massive arched beams and original auction block give the space unique charm.
Two oversized comfortable lodge game rooms are located in the main lodge. Here you can catch up on the latest ball game, financial reports or news programs watching the flat screen TVs. Table tennis, pool or a friendly poker game are other ways to kick back. Venture outside to the fire pit, staying warm as you gaze up at the stars.
Unwind with a massage or soothing sauna, warm yourself at the indoor campfire or pull up a stool at the bar to recount the day’s adventures while savoring a single malt or vintage port. Or gather ‘round the gaming table to see if you can beat your buddies at poker. How you choose to relax on your Nebraska waterfowl hunting or big game hunting trip is up to you.
The lodge prides itself on offering guests delicious meals. Aside from the light fare served before hunts, you’ll enjoy hot beverages and food in the blind to keep you going, even when the temperature plummets.
In the heart of cattle country, the area and the lodge are known for some of the best handpicked steaks anywhere. Also expect to be awed by game, fish, and regional cuisine.
The main lodge boasts five comfortable bedrooms. About 100 yards away from the main lodge, you will find another comfortable lodge with another four bedrooms for those that wish to enjoy a private lodge setting. Each room features handcrafted Amish furniture and comfortable bedding. You will enjoy hunting and western-themed artwork from local, regional and national artists.
Appreciating that the weather for hunting in Nebraska can quickly change, the Pro Shop carries fine apparel from Beretta and Eddie Bauer, along with gloves, hand warmers and other items for duck hunting, wing shooting and deer hunting enthusiasts. The Pro Shop also has a collection of custom, handcrafted jewelry.
Guests can enjoy using the Beretta A400 Xtreme 12 gauge shotguns while on their waterfowl hunt at no additional cost. Shells are also provided for your hunt. They make sure you have plenty of firepower to bring down those big North Platte River Mallards and greater Canada geese.
Nebraska Waterfowl Hunting:
Beginning on a chilly fall or winter morning, you’ll soon learn that Nebraska waterfowl hunting is exceptional here. One of the top-five waterfowling destinations in the country, the North Platte River offers wingshooting at its finest. Home to extraordinary numbers of ducks and geese, the Central Flyway is the pinnacle of professionally guided duck hunting and Canada geese hunting.
The three miles of private, controlled river bottom on both sides of the North Platte combine with 1,500 acres of adjacent crop land, creeks and sloughs to make the this lodge a Nebraska duck hunting and Nebraska goose hunting paradise each fall through early February.
Positioned in our heated, state-of-the-art pit blinds, guests enjoy a hot breakfast while hunting in comfort, benefiting from shooting tips and decoy spread strategies provided by our professional guides, who are skilled at calling waterfowl.
In the heart of the waterfowl migration pattern, this lodge assures you’ll see birds in uncountable numbers. They are confident you’ll have a memorable waterfowl hunting trip.
Since waterfowl hunting in the afternoons is illegal in Nebraska, you will enjoy some of the finest Pheasant and Chukar hunting in the Midwest.
Big Game Hunting:
Whitetail – With three miles of the lodge wooded river bottom, thick cover, native grasses, open range, and well managed food plots account for the impressive antler mass and heavy bodies of the whitetail deer. The whitetail deer hunts are archery, rifle or muzzleloader, using either our two-seater tree stands or ground blinds. Your all-inclusive deer hunting trip will surely be one to remember.
Turkey – Frequenting the natural habitat is a population of Merriam turkeys. Very large in size, the birds often travel in groups of 50 or more and can be bagged by shotgun or archery hunting, depending on your preference. Regardless if you hunt on our 1,500 acres in the spring or fall you can choose to take up a position amongst the trees and brush, belly crawl through the native grasses or have your guide set decoys. Either way, they provide incredible guided turkey hunts.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
3 Night/2 Day or 4 Night/3 Day
Travel Details & Location
Western Nebraska Regional Airport (BFF) in Scottsbluff, NE is just minutes from the lodge and offers both commercial and private plane options. The lodge provides free shuttle service from this airport.
Another option is Denver which is located 3 1⁄2 hours away and would require renting a vehicle. Weather could be a problem.
Internet & Communications
The lodge has good cell service and has Wi-Fi for your convenience
2022/23 Season Rates Per Hunter:
3 nights 2-day waterfowl/pheasant combo packages $3,750.00
4 nights 3-day waterfowl/pheasant combo packages $4,575.00
3 nights 2-day waterfowl/pheasant combo packages $4,025.00
4 nights 3-day waterfowl/pheasant combo packages $4,850.00
1 night / 2 day Upland bird hunt – $2,725
*Prices are subject to change, please call for current pricing
*Parties fewer than four may be required to hunt with another group. We will do our best to prevent this.
*Call for information on our Blind Buyout opportunities and Lodge Exclusivity rates.
**Non-hunting guest all-inclusive rate is $200 per night.
***Shipping, massages, suggested 15% gratuity and sales tax are not included in above pricing.
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!