The Low Down
Down North Outfitters was established in 2018 on the beautiful Hille Ranch. Located in Southern Trego County on the Smoky Hill River, this unique 4500 acre property provides a diverse habitat to support a wide variety of game species including whitetail and mule deer, turkey, migratory birds, upland game birds, and predator species. We offer both guided and semi guided hunts. Whether sitting over a food plot or feeder waiting on that once in a lifetime whitetail buck or getting on the move for a spot and stalk mule deer hunt, we can fulfill your hunting adventure. Contact us today to reserve your spot in the upcoming season!
Hunting the Ranch
Year round trophy management keeps our whitetail deer population big and healthy. We provide some of the best habitat combined with quality nutrition and stress free living to grow them big. Kansas residents can purchase tags over the counter while non residents have an excellent chance of obtaining tags in the draw. Whether sitting over food plots and feeders or getting mobile on a spot and stalk hunt, you're sure to have an experience of a lifetime.
Back country style mule deer hunting at its finest. Kansas resident tags are available over the counter for bow and muzzleloader and are a draw only application for rifle. Non residents tags are a bit more difficult to come by being a draw only, but if youre lucky enough to score a tag, we can provide you with the experience of a lifetime. There's nothing like the thrill of stalking a big Western Kansas mule deer buck.
Western style predator hunts. Kansas has no bag limits and a year around season for daytime hunting. Kansas recently added a three month season allowing the use of artificial light during night hunts. That means you can use spot lights, night vision, and thermal optics. Down North also has night vision equipment available for rent. Bring your calls and your gear and set off across the high plains prairie for a showdown between predators.
With a good amount of precipitation the last couple years, the number of pheasants and quail are up. Bring your hunting buddies and your dogs and come walk the field edges and water ways where the pheasant and quail love to hang out.
Brandon & Brett
Brandon and Brett grew up on the Hille Ranch hunting, fishing, and learning the value of hard work. They had many wild adventures running around in a young boy's paradise. Whether getting covered with leeches swimming in the creek or climbing the bluffs overlooking the Smoky River, they learned every square inch of the Ranch. The Hille boys are putting their knowledge into developing a prime habitat for world class game species to thrive.