Old School Guide Service is located an hour west of Kansas City. Mike Nickels is a third generation Jefferson County, Kansas native and his family roots are deep in the hunting tradition.

Our Services:
⇒ 5 day or longer whitetail hunts in Kansas Unit 10
⇒ Eastern turkey hunts in Kansas Unit 10
⇒ Farm services to manage your acreage habitat, forests, conservation programs
⇒ Re-purposing old barn artifacts and lumber through Nickels Barnifacts

Unit 10 in northeast Kansas, provides some of the best habitat for legendary big bucks as well as Eastern Turkeys. Old School Guide Service offers hunting packages in Jefferson County, picked by many “As the Most Likely Area in the State to Produce Trophy Bucks.”

Limited access hunts will insure a large population of healthy game whether you are after that once in a lifetime buck, or a 20 plus pound 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. Wildlife habitat design and farm management has gained Old School Guide Service access to additional property to offer hunts for Trophy Whitetail and Turkey. Habitat management plans are tailored for each property to provide a balance of travel corridors and food plots.


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, Pheasant Fever Chapter Award; and the Farm Bureau, Natural Resources Award for Kansas District 1.