2014 Nebraska Prairie Chicken Festival!
Festival activities will include birding excursions to see the Greater Prairie Chicken and thr Sharp-tailed Grouse as well as other area birds, along with many other activities.
Interesting and informative presentations will include Photographing NE's Wildlife, Prairie Grouse Ecology, Hitler's Effect on NE's Wildlife, wildlife photographer Noppadol Paothong (featuring his new book), and humorist Al Batt.
Click here for all details and registration information!
Welcome to Calamus Outfitters
Calamus Outfitters is a provider of great outdoor recreational activities including upland bird hunting, deer hunting, turkey hunting, bird watching, horseback riding, and river adventures. Our ranch is known as the Switzer Ranch, and is located in the beautiful Calamus River basin of north central Nebraska.
We have two beautiful lodges and rustic cabins for your lodging needs, along with many other modern amenities to make your stay on our Nebraska ranch comfortable. Whether you are here to go hunting, enjoy bird watching, horseback riding or river adventures, you will leave with lasting memories!
We are proud to offer to you:
Nebraska Bird Watching
Calamus Outfitters also offers sharp-tailed grouse and prairie chicken booming tours during the prairie chicken courting season. We will transport you to the prairie chicken leks and set you up for optimum viewing opportunities. If you have never seen this spectacular bird watching event, make an effort to do so. The dance of the prairie chicken is truly a one of a kind experience!
Sandhill Safari Jeep Tours
Calamus Outfitters now offers guided Sandhill Safari Jeep Tours for a truly unique way to view the natural and ruggedly beautiful Nebraska landscape, with many different species of native Nebraska wildlife and wildflowers to see.
If you have the opportunity, do not pass up on a Jeep tour at Calamus Outfitters.
You will remember this Sandhills experience your entire life!
Nebraska River Adventures
Because the Calamus River runs through the Switzer ranch, we have access to provide for your total family enjoyment great river canoeing adventures, along with river tanking and river tubing.
Nebraska Hunting Opportunities
Here in central Nebraska you will have the opportunity to experience excellent upland bird hunting, including pheasant hunting. Pheasant hunting in Nebraska is a great outdoor challenge for hunters of all ages and experience. The wild ringneck roosters found in this part of Nebraska are smart, fast and plentiful, and will test even the best pheasant hunters and their upland bird hunting dogs.
In addition to great pheasant hunting with Calamus Outfitters, you will also be able to go prairie chicken hunting, sharptail grouse hunting, quail hunting, Merriam's turkey hunting, duck hunting, goose hunting, whitetail deer hunting, and mule deer hunting.