Hillsboro Hunt Ranch
Located on the western slope of the historic Kansas Flint Hills, this property is the culmination of more than 35 years of commitment and adventure.The property has been meticulously manicured with the intent of growing and maintaining large pheasant and quail populations. Although they have only beenhunted sparingly in the decades of current ownership, dueto the wonderful design and implementation of the property, world class whitetail deer also call this property home. Record book whitetail deer have been taken and trophy bucks are often spotted. Spread out over four locations, all within a 7 mile radius, the property encompasses a total of +/- 800 acres, a white pine log sided home, two outbuildings (one of which has a two bedroom, two bath apartment) and a concrete floor dog kennel.
THE HOMESTEAD Built in 2006, the home features approximately 2025 square feet on the main level and an additional 850 square feet upstairs for a total of +/- 2875 square feet. There are 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in the main home and the no detail was overlooked in its construction or maintenance. Old growth New England white pine was incorporated into the flooring and the windows are double hung wood framed with exterior aluminum cladding. Solid wood interior doors and molding are used throughout. The home also features 26 and 212 thick walls for added insulation and strength. The home has a warm, cozy cabin feel and is comfortable in every sense.
The roof and HVAC are each new within the last few years. There is a 48 kw backup generator with an automatic start that is powered from a buried 1000 gallon propane tank. In the event of an outage, the generator will service the entire homestead with substantial reserve capacity. As is characteristic of this property, pride of ownership shines throughout; no detail was overlooked.
The design focus of the home revolves around the full-masonry fireplace that was built using famed Kansas Flint Hills limestone. Expertly crafted, the limestone extends upward through both levels of the home and creates a wonderful centerpiece that can be admired from both the main floor den or the upstairs reading nook. The views from nearly any window in the home remind of days gone by when the ground was untouched and wild. Privacy abounds as the nearest home is nearly a mile away.
The two extra clean, steel outbuildings are 60? x 80? and 40? x 50? respectfully and are just north of the home and provide ample space to keep vehicles, equipment & toys safe, dry and organized. The larger of the two buildings has 6? reinforced concrete floors and extra tall overhead doors at both ends of the building. It also features the 900+ square foot, two bedroom, two bathroom apartment that would make a great bunkhouse for guests or large hunting parties. The smaller outbuilding has a workshop and provides additional storage.
Never to be overlooked, the dogs are well taken care of with a concrete floor six-bay kennel that resides near some trees that provide shade in the summer and a wind-break in the winter.
The Land For over 35 years, this land has been designed, cultivated and maintained with one goal in mindto provide upland birds with the best opportunity to grow, reproduce and prosper. One key to the unbelievable success has been the introduction of the shelter belts that run along the edges of the properties. These areas provide excellent cover and protection for both birds and whitetail deer. Made up of Eastern Red Cedars, American Plums, Sandhill Plums, Choke Cherries, Bush Honeysuckles, Autumn Olives, Fragrant Sumacs, Redbuds and other assorted flora. These shelter belts run a total of 4.8 miles and and many are up to 5 rows wide.
Portions of this land have never been broken and represent original prairie. Other parts were under cultivation, but have been developed into mature stands of native tall grass. This provides roosting and escape cover as well as income from partial rotational haying. Food plots are distributed throughout to assure adequate winter nutrition for birds and deer. A small area is farmed on shares by a neighbor.The 4 land parcels are strategically separated to create additional field edges alongside traditional wheat and crop farming operations. This creates additional opportunities for pheasants to put down roots after fleeing the adjacent, harvested wheat fields. The net result is a much greater pheasant population than can be produced by a single contiguous property.
The Region & Nearby Attractions Located within a 50 minute drive of Wichitas Eisenhower National Airport and near I-35, the property is easy to access from anywhere. The McPherson airport is about 20 minutes away and provides private jet and conventional aircraft access. Kansas City is a 2.5 hour drive to the northeast. Wichita State University, Kansas State University and the University of Kansas are all an easy driving distance as well. World famous Prairie Dunes Country Club is located within one hour.
Marion Reservoir, a 7 mile-long lake, is only 2 miles from the homestead and provides central flyway waterfowl hunting opportunities and great walleye, crappie and wiper fishing. The reservoir is surrounded by more than 6000 acres of public hunting as well.
*** Showings are by appointment only. Please contact Jim Elliott to schedule a showing. ***