Our Hunting Policies

Booking Procedures

  • Reservations will be accepted by phone. We will hold open dates for seven (7) days until we receive your deposit and then you will receive written confirmation of your hunting trip dates.
  • Deposits are non-refundable, but are honored for the following year in the case of a hunt cancellation.
  • A $800 deposit is required for all deer hunts.
  • A $400 deposit is required for all turkey hunts.
  • A $200 deposit is required for all predator hunts.
  • Personal checks accepted for deposits only.
  • Balance due upon arrival and payable in cash or credit card. No checks are accepted for final payment.

Arrival & Departure

Check-in time is no earlier than 3:00PM on the day before your first day's hunt. Check-out time is no later than 10:00AM after your last day's hunt.

Early Arrival Notice: We strictly enforce a no early arrival policy. This restriction is required to give us adequate time to clean and prepare the hunting lodge for you. No hunter is permitted to enter a hunting lodge until 3:00PM of your check-in date.

Reservations & Deposits

Deposits are non-refundable, and cannot be transfered or used as credit to pay for another hunters balance.

Hunting Equipment

You are responsible for personal gear, hunting license and tag. You are welcome to bring your own tree-stand if you wish.

Immature Buck Fine

Due to the reoccurring problem of hunters killing immature bucks, Hunt Hickory Creek is installing a strict 140 inch minimum. There will be an $1,000 fine imposed for bucks that don't meet that minimum. The fine will go towards the betterment of the herd (food plots, deer nutrition programs). This fine is not imposed to punish the hunter, but to encourage him to only shoot MATURE bucks. That is what you came here for anyway.

No Trophy Fees! No Hidden Fees!

There are absolutely no trophy fees and no hidden fees when hunting with Hunt Hickory Creek! Your hunting trip cost includes food and lodging, transportation to our hunting land, and assistance from an experienced hunting guide. All hunters are responsible for thier own transportation to and from the airport. At the discretion of management we enforce our immature buck fine as described above.

Your Responsibilities as a Hunter

Conditions for Hunting at Hunt Hickory Creek

By hunting with Hunt Hickory Creek, you agree to the following:

  • You must read and sign a Liability Release Waiver.
  • You must have a valid Hunters Safety Card, which must be in your possession while hunting.
  • You must agree to respect other hunters, guides, and land owner’s property.
  • You must not damage or harm in anyway, livestock, fences, crops and any other property of the land owner or outfitter.
  • We abide by, and expect our clients to abide by, all Kansas Hunting Regulations.
  • All hunters will be required to bring and use a safety harness at all times when hunting from a tree stand.

Things You Need to Know Before Hunting

For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

  1. Bring a good quality LED flashlight.
  2. Check-in is at 3:00PM the day before your scheduled hunt. No Exceptions.
  3. Make sure you eat dinner before you arrive - meals don't start until your first scheduled hunting day.
  4. Purchase all licenses and permits before you arrive.
  5. Firearm and crossbow hunters should bring shooting sticks.
  6. Early season hunters (Turkey, Muzzle Loader) should think about bringing knee high snake boots.
  7. All hunters should bring knee high rubber boots.
  8. Please direct all weather related questions to the many online sources available: weather.com, accuweather.com, etc.
  9. Addresses for the lodges are posted on the lodging page of the website.
  10. All final payments must be in cash or credit card. Checks are not accepted for final payment.
  11. All hunters are responsible for thier own transportation to and from airport.
  12. Gratuities are not included. Typical gratuities are 10-20% of the cost for the hunt, depending on your experience. Please tip your guide after the hunt. They leave their homes and families to spend months preparing for your hunt.

A Typical Day with Hunt Hickory Creek

Early Morning Rise and shine...a quick breakfast
(1 hr before sunrise) Travel to hunting location
(30 minutes before sunrise) Settle into tree-stand
(3 to 5 hrs later) Return for lunch (optional)
After Lunch Rest or practice shooting
(4 to 5 hrs before sunset) Back to woods and hunt till dark
(30 minutes after dark) Guide pick-up and back to lodge
At Lodge Hot dinner awaits your arrival
After Dinner Stories and jokes are shared; get ready for next day's hunt
Reserve your hunting adventure with Hunt Hickory Creek.