$32 million hunting and entertainment ranch in central Kansas sold within one month

This property spans five Kansas counties

Alice Mannette
The Hutchinson News
Hooray Ranch, established in 2013 in Reno County, Kansas is known for its waterfowl.

Hooray Ranch, a hunting and entertainment property in central Kansas that listed for $32 million, was sold in less than one month.

Neither the purchase price nor the buyer of the 2,239-acre site was disclosed by Whitetail Properties Real Estate. 

The property spans five counties and includes a ranch and 11 non-adjacent farms. Known for exceptional deer, wild turkey and waterfowl hunting, the property features a diverse wildlife habitat. The nearby tillable cropland is also a part of the wildlife experience. The property in Reno County features private event accommodations and specialty cuisine.

The main campus in Reno County consists of a 10,000-square-foot mansion, a 9,000-square-foot lodge, a gourmet farm-to-table dining room, orchards, a vegetable and herb garden, guest rooms and hunting facilities. The 11 farms and hunting lands are in Harper, Kingman, Reno and Sumner counties, with the most farmland being held in Stafford County.  

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The creators of Hooray Ranch said they wanted to pass on a legacy. 

According to Whitetail Properties land specialist Todd Bigbee, the quick sale of Hooray Ranch demonstrates the current strong demand for high-quality recreational land. He also complimented the company’s ability to market rural real estate.

"It was under contract within two weeks and just closed," said Tom McFarlane, Whitetail Properties Real Estate Kansas land specialist who co-listed the property. "That's pretty quick for a property of that size and magnitude."

McFarlane said sales are dependent upon many factors. 

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Hooray Ranch in Reno County, Kansas contains more than 2,200 acres of land for hunting.

"Each situation has to be kind of right to have sold this quickly," he said.

McFarlane sold other properties in a short time.

"Sometimes it's a ranch and a neighbor finds out about it," he said. "Sometimes it's a lake property and someone wants the water rights, and as soon as they see it, they say 'We better buy it.'"

Whitetail Properties Real Estate currently operates in 38 states, bringing together buyers and sellers of farm, ranch, timber and recreational properties.