The above image features, one trail camera photo captured during a 29 minute buck parade. Clear evidence that 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, make Old School Guide Service your best choice for the opportunity to take the buck of a lifetime!

Northeast Kansas has the terrain and food sources to top the rest of Kansas in age class of bucks with a higher percentage of mid-range and older deer. Call, Old School Guide Service, Mike Nickels Owner-Guide, 785-393-9308,

February 2020 Updates: Click Here to access the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks website for hunting seasons, permits and changes coming in 2020.

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A Trophy for the Ages

This young hunter used a cross bow in 2018 to bring down this super trophy. His deer stand was set right where a trail cam had shown all manner of wildlife avoiding hunting pressure.
Time to Retire
A U.S. Army Captain from Fort Leavenworth made contact with Old School Guide Service as he needed a place to relax on his days off.  Where better than the Buckzilla Woods. Look what the Captain found!
Marv Fall 2019
Hump Day Find at Nickels Farms – Old School Guide Service