Occupying three miles of Platte river bottom and over 5,000 acres of Cheyenne Ridge Outfitters-owned land, the Outpost invites you to enjoy some of the best whitetail hunting the Midwest has to offer. The river bottom habitat along the Platte is ideal for allowing whitetails to reach maturity and their full potential. We only take a hand full of hunters at this destination each season assuring the trophy quality is kept at a very high level. Outside of the state of Texas you will not find a higher success rate for free range whitetails.
The majority of the hunting at the North Platte Outpost takes place out of tripod stands in the river bottoms along the Platte. Often we intercept bucks as the cruise for does or return to their bedding areas from the surrounding agriculture fields. Once the corn is harvested in the surrounding agriculture fields all the deer pile into the habitat along the river, this creates a density of trophy whitetails that are rarely seen outside of the Texas brush country. Our gun season is during the peak of the rut so rattling can be terribly effective during that time.
The habitat surrounding the Platte River bottom is the ideal situation for growing trophy whitetails. The combination of agricultural land bordering the river system and its tributaries allows bucks to reach maturity and their full potential. In addition, we have strategically placed food plots interspersed throughout the river bottom, which becomes the primary food source once the corn is harvested.
Archery season runs from mid September thru the end of December. Rifle season is mid November and typically runs for eight days. Muzzleloader season runs the month of December.
The accommodations, food and service at the North Platte Outpost are what set this operation apart from much of the competition. With room for up to 12 guests the Outpost is well known as the perfect place to entertain corporate clients or family members. Large spacious great rooms with large flat screen TV’s, fully stocked bars, comfortable beds with down comforters, massage room with professionally trained masseuse all adds to the comfort for the lodge. After a successful day afield return to a true culinary experience at the lodge. Start with hors d’oeuvres like smoked pheasant dip followed by entrees such as roasted prime rib of beef with au jus, goat cheese and basil stuffed chicken breast, or apple wood smoked bacon wrapped duck breast.
Clients can arrive at the Scott’s Bluff regional airport which is just minutes from the lodge or fly into Denver which is located 3 ½ hours away and rent a car. Transportation from Scott’s Bluff is included in the hunting packages.
Temperatures in Nebraska can vary greatly during the hunting season, traditionally warm during the September opener and moving toward downright cold during the peak of the muzzleloader season adding to the excellent hunting. October’s average high is 65F and low of 34F, November’s average high is 48F and low of 21F, December’s average high is 37F and low of 11F, January’s average high is 34F and low of 8F.
5 day rifle hunt or muzzleloader hunt: $3600
4 day archery hunt: $2500