The Goodnight Ranch
combines more than 12,000
acres of sand hill prairie pasture
with over 14,000 acres of
agricultural crop land. The
terrain is rolling and open
allowing for easy walking and
big running dogs.
The sand hill area of the ranch is dotted with Plum Thickets and Broom Sage that dogs new to the
West soon find to be the objectives that hold the birds. The creek beds, shelter belts, weed fields
and food plots make for the varied cover that keep both the dogs and hunters pushing themselves
to find those coveys.
The ranch is managed for Quail with the emphasis put on cover and natural feed. We supplement
with Wheat, Milo, and Sorghum that is left standing and provides both feed and cover especially
late in the season.
Cottonwood Quail is strictly a wild bird operation and has never stocked or put
pre-released quail on our ranch.
The rental unit on the ranch is completely equipped. It has 3 bedrooms, Satellite TV, two
Kennels, Barbecue Grill and car port. The unit is cleaned between hunts and fresh sheets and
towels are provided. Hunters need only to bring their own food and sleeping bags.
Besides an incredible quail population, the Ranch is rich in history and folklore. The Dalton Gang
and Jessie James used the Sand Hills as a hide out and staging area for their raids. The town of
Englewood which is located within much of the ranch's land is known as the Quail Capitol of
South West Kansas.