Ringneck Ranch®, Inc. is located on land that our family homesteaded in 1872, a time when the Cheyenne and herds of buffalo still roamed central Kansas. The ranch sits isolated in a pristine prairie valley looking out on the Blue Hills range.
Keith and Debra have personally owned and have professionally operated Ringneck Ranch on the families 5th generation homestead since its inception in 1983. The operation includes over 10,000 acres of the finest native pheasant, bobwhite quail and prairie chicken habitat imaginable. Coverts, ranging from easily traversed thin strips of weeds to sprawling fields of chest-high CRP grasses, are managed with both the hunted and the hunter in mind.
Hearty country gourmet is the table fare that our guests remember. The best compliment that we receive is that our services are “seamless” – from the hunting, to the meals, comfortable guest facilities, bird dogs and accommodating staff.
Traditional field hunts have been our specialty at Ringneck Ranch for over 30 years. With our cover development and over 10,000 hunting acres of prime upland game bird habitats, we are able to provide an opening day experience every day. Pheasant season at Ringneck Ranch runs from October 1 through the first week of March. Each hunting party is allocated one of our staff that acts as a guide and dog handler along with a 4 door four-wheel drive truck for the duration of your stay at Ringneck Ranch.
The hunting headquarters are in the middle of the Houghton Ranch, homesteaded in 1872. The Carr Creek, overlooked by the Blue Hills Range, is a wonderful setting for upland gamebird hunting. Traditional hunts in grain fields bordered by native grasslands offer our guests the same experience that several generations of our family have always enjoyed. Small hunting parties are led by our gunless guides/dog handlers, equipped with a four-door, four-wheel-drive one ton truck.
We understand that it takes more than quality gunning to satisfy today’s wingshooting enthusiast. Hunting parties are kept small for safety’s sake, and all are lead afield by one of the Ranch’s gunless professional guides. The guides pride themselves on their seasoned dogs from a variety of pointing breeds.
Our superb wingshooting, peaceful lodging and bountiful country gourmet meals, all woven together with exemplary service, are reasons that most guests have established the tradition of an annual trip to the ranch, often returning with the next generation.
Outdoor writer Mike Pearce’s article, encompasses the many aspects of the hunts and services you can expect at Ringneck Ranch.