Old School Guide Service is located just west of Kansas City and 45 minutes from the KCI airport. Mike Nickels is a third generation Jefferson County, Kansas native and his family roots are deep in the hunting tradition.

Our Services:
⇒ Whitetail hunts in Kansas Unit 10
⇒ Eastern turkey hunts in Kansas
⇒ Farm services to manage your acreage habitat, forests, conservation programs
⇒ Re-purposing old barn artifacts and lumber through Nickels Barnifacts

Jefferson County in Unit 10 of Northeast Kansas has the terrain and food sources to lead the state in age class of bucks with the highest percentage of mid-range and older bucks. The deer herd in Jefferson County, Kansas is second to none for quantity and quality. The mix of cropland, pastureland and dense stands of hardwood timber creates the perfect environment for a higher percent of mature bucks. This, combined with our long-term commitment to balanced habitat management, makes Old School Guide Service your best choice for the opportunity to take the buck of a lifetime!


A study of Buckmasters Trophy Records showed during a recent 3 year span Kansas produced the most record book entries and listed Jefferson County as the top county in the state.
Our limited access hunts will insure a large population of healthy game whether you are after that once in a lifetime buck, or a 30# plus tom turkey. We are a small outfitter that will provide you a remembered hunt, aka vacation with comfortable lodging, and the opportunity to bring home a trophy deer or turkey.

If your family is along, they can spend time in Kansas City or Lawrence while you spend time in the country. Nearby Lawrence, Kansas offers the easy-going charm of a smaller town combined with big city cultural opportunities complete with quaint shops restaurants, coffee shops and the activities of the University of Kansas.

Old School Guide Service aggressively manages its land resources for wildlife habitat. Habitat management plans are tailored for each property to provide a balance of travel corridors and food plots.

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Nickels Farms dba as Old School Guide Service has previously been awarded the Kansas Bankers Association and Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks, Wildlife Habitat Conservation Award; Pheasants Forever Chapter Award; and the Farm Bureau, Natural Resources Award for Kansas District 1.