An expansive low overhead ranch operation, supporting 420 cow-calf pairs year-round.
- One of the largest remaining contiguous tracts of sandhill prairie in the region
- An expansive low overhead ranch operation, supporting 420 cow-calf pairs year-round
- Incredible conservation values fence to fence
- Excellent mule deer, scaled quail, and pronghorn hunting
- Conservation Easement and Management Plan on 100% of the property
Sunview Ranch is an expansive year-round ranch consisting of nearly 30,000 acres of one of the largest remaining tracts of sandhill prairie left in the region. The Sunview Ranch currently operates in conjunction with a very large-scale cattle operation, standing alone Sunview can run approximately 420 pairs year-round with a supplemental protein feed source during the winter months, and a small hay pile for emergency situations. This ranching operation is made up of 31 pastures and has adopted a forage utilization strategy of “take ⅓, leave ⅔” per the terms of the management plan and conservation easement. The dominant vegetation on the rangelands in this region is sand sagebrush, which provides critical habitat for a number of animal and plants species reliant on sandhill prairie habitat. As such, the Kansas ranch offers great hunting opportunities with trophy mule deer, pronghorn, elk, and scaled quail. Sunview cattle ranch is a low overhead ranching operation, with great conservation values and recreational attributes. For questions and information requests regarding the conservation values of the ranch, please contact Conservation and Ecosystem Services Specialist, Ben Guillon.
Equidistant between Denver, Colorado, and Wichita, Kansas (each is 4 hours away), and just a few miles south of Syracuse, Kansas.
Syracuse is the county seat for Hamilton County, Kansas lying along the Arkansas River. A well-known productive area for wheat, hay, corn, and milo, and just outside of the cultivated boundaries, the large expanses of sandhill prairie habitat at Sunview Ranch stretches out for miles supporting large numbers of cattle and wildlife.
In Deer Management Unit #17, Sunview Ranch offers excellent mule deer and upland bird hunting. In addition to the healthy mule deer population, rocky mountain elk frequent the property.
The ranch is located near the Syracuse Sand Dunes, a very popular UTV and ATV destination, as well as the Arkansas River.
Currently supporting 420 cow-calf pairs on a year-round basis, calving is April-May and weaning is mid-September to October, with calves weighing 500 to 550 pounds. This ranch grazes out year-round, with supplemental cubes or cake during the winter months. Typically the hay pile on the property is for an emergency feed supply.
Sunview Ranch is part of one the largest remaining tracts of sand sagebrush prairie in the region, which is excellent habitat for mule deer and upland birds. This property will be conserved in perpetuity; not only will it remain a working ranch and continue to provide habitat most importantly for the lesser prairie-chicken in the portion of its range where the population has declined the most, but also simultaneously support numerous other big game and wildlife species, as well as the rich ag industry in the area.