420± Acres
Stafford County, Kansas

Auction - The Sands Waterfowl Paradise in Stafford County, Kansas.

ID: 52615
Status: Sold
Sale Type: Auction
Auction Time: Apr 19, 2024 11:00AM CDT
Auction Address: 2 NE 10th Ave
Auction City/State: Saint John, Kansas
Acres: 420±
City/State: Stafford, Kansas
County: Stafford
ZIP Code: 67578
Type: Hunting Land, Residential Property
Presented By: Ryan Koelsch
Dwelling Sq Ft: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1


The Sands - Waterfowl Paradise

Auction 420+/- Acres in Stafford County, Kansas.

Auction Info: The auction will be held at Red Cedar Land Co. 2 NE 10th Ave. St. John, Kansas 67576. Pre-bidding for the land auction will open online Friday, April 12th at 12 noon. The land auction will begin live at 11 am on Friday April 19th, 2024. All buyers will have the option to bid live, online, or by the phone.

The 420+/- Acres will be offered in 2 tracts with a combination of the 2 parcels. Tract 1 will include 200+/- acres & Tract 2 220+/- acres. (See Aerial Photos For Estimated Property Boundaries).

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Legal Description: 420+/- Acres Total. 160+/- acres in SE/4 of S4-T25-R11, 160+/- acres in the SW/4 of S4-T25-R11, 100+/- acres in S4-T25-R11, Lot 1 & E 330 (S) LOT 2 & SE4 NE4 & E 330 (S) SW4 NE4 LESS RD R/W.

Driving Directions: From Stafford Kansas head east on US-50 highway 3.5 miles. Turn south on southeast 120th ave and go 3 miles. The north side of the farm starts on the west side of the road at intersection se 120th ave and se 30th st.

2023 Taxes: $3,275.82

Deer Unit: 15

Property Description:  Truly unique barely scratches the surface to describe this 420+/- acres up for auction in Stafford County, Kansas. This one of a kind recreational tract with a cabin is located just southeast of Stafford, Ks. Every square inch of this farm was built to enjoy the outdoors, and accommodate friends / family along the way. It took over 10 years to piece this farm together on acres plus thousands of hours to design the food plots, install road systems, clear cedar trees, dig out sand pits, install wetlands, build fence, custom build the home, add property barrier’s, and manage the wildlife to its top-notch status. There is a reason why this farm is one of the best in the county. There is no reason for the wildlife to leave. Everything you can imagine to benefit wildlife has already been done on this property.

The Sand Bar Lodge finished completion in 2023. The open floor plan was designed to host large gatherings and spend time with family / friends. There is 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a large open swim up bar type setting where you can finish hunting / fishing and relax. There is plenty of storage on the east side of the home for your atv or fishing gear to keep out of the elements. Just outside the main entry is a large concrete patio with a fire pit. The cabin comes fully furnished with refrigerator, microwave, stove, washer / dryer, ice maker, etc. (Personal belongings shall remain with sellers).

For the Hunters: Water is KING in Kansas and there is no shortage of water on this farm. There are 6 sandpits that never go dry and total 7+/- acres of surface water. This farm is set up perfectly where you can enjoy a morning hunt chasing ducks, and sneak into a tree stand in the afternoon to chase a trophy whitetail. The farm is spread out enough where you hunt the marshes and not ruin your deer hunting. All the acres of wetlands and sandpits almost align straight south of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms. Both large wetlands hold millions of ducks and geese every year. The central flyway in Kansas is well known for having a large variety of species including mallards, teal, wigeon, gadwall, redheads, diver ducks, all types of geese, and sandhill cranes.

The sandpits on the property hold water naturally as the water that fills the pits is actually the surface of the water table.  No water well is needed on these pits since the water level fluctuates with the raising and lowering of the water table. 

To find a property that naturally holds this amount of water during a drought year that Kansas has been experiencing is truly unbelievable.  The next owner of the sands can rest assured that they will not be dependent upon water rights, water wells, or mother nature’s rains in order to have great waterfowl hunting and fishing!  The day has come that has made the old saying that we have all heard a true reality in that,  “someday water will be worth more than oil”.

If the sandpits and wetlands aren’t enough water you also have 1.5+/- miles of the North Fork of the Ninnescah River. This creek is well known for shooting mallards in the colder months of the year when everything else freezes up.

There are two separate wetlands that were developed in recent years to control water and plant food for the ducks prior to flooding them. One wetland has a duck blind and has a water well. The other wetlands are enrolled into the EQIP Wetlands Enhancement Program. The wetland has a water valve with tile inlet & outlet system designed and installed by NRCS. You must abide by the regulations of the programs for yearly plantings of waterfowl feed and habitat. (ask for a copy if needed).

The unique part about Unit 15 is the variety of game you can pursue. There is no shortage of wildlife on this farm including waterfowl, trophy whitetail, turkey, pheasant, quail, and predators. The location of the sands is also one of a kind.  Centrally located at the nucleus of everything that has made Stafford County, Kansas famous.  It rests in the center of miles upon miles of game rich country along the North Fork of the Ninnescah River.

Fishing: All the sandpits are stocked with bass, crappie, blue gill, and channel cat. The sandpits were dug in the 1950’s and the sand was used to underlay the local highways. The crystal-clear water allows access for sight fishing big largemouth bass along the edges, and seeing the brush piles to chase crappie in the spring. There are two pontoon boats that are included with the sale.

Food Plots: If you know the seller you will know he has an excellent track record of land management and hunting success. The food plots are strategically designed for easy entry and exit, and of course harvesting giants! There are roughly 40+/- acres of food plots throughout the farm. The plots vary from round-up ready alfalfa, milo, wheat, soybeans, and Egyptian wheat. Don’t let the name “the sands” fool you, this is fertile soil that easily grows tremendous food plots!

Every square inch of the sands is either dense cover, rich food plots or clean water.  All of which are easily accessible by an interlaced driveway system that can get you to your duck blind or deer stand on your golf cart. The private entry gates with security systems secure the property for being super private. Spot where you could see into the property are now lined with cedar trees and egyptian wheat so you can’t see into the farm.

Room to grow: Located on the west end of the property, improvements totaling over $43,000.00 in brand new electrical service and 2 meters (brought in by Ninnescah Rural Electric), and 2 water wells have been installed that can easily accommodate another lodge build if the new owner wants to spread out their guests or even build a home.

50% minerals are believed to be intact and will transfer to the successful buyer.

 This farm is the best of the best in Stafford County and is awaiting you to make a lifetime of memories!


Showing by appointment only to prequalified bidders. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Ryan Koelsch at 620-546-3746 or Todd Bigbee at 620-518-0806

Key Features

6 Sand Pits

Excellent Hunting (Waterfowl, Deer, Turkey, Upland, Predator)

Excellent Fishing

Ninnescah River

Trophy Whitetail

Strict Management

40+ Acres of Food Plots

1400 sq ft Furnished Cabin


Fishing Dock

1 Hour from Wichita Airport

Gated Entries

Security System

Rocked Driveway

Tower Blinds, Duck Blind, and Treestands Transfer.

Auction Terms and Conditions: 5% earnest money down non-refundable day of sale on all real estate. Closing shall be with Security 1st Title 30 days from auction date. 2024 Taxes shall be paid by the buyers. Title and closing costs shall be split 50/50 between sellers and buyers. All real estate shall be sold as where is with no warranties or guarantees. All real estate is selling subject to any easements. Real estate is not selling subject to any inspections or bank approval.   What mineral rights the Sellers own shall transfer - It is believed 50% of the minerals are intact. All boundary line maps are approximate. The Sellers have elected to have online bidding, phone bidding, and live bidding.  Red Cedar Land Co. and Whitetail Properties Real Estate LLC are representing the Seller as a Seller's Agent. The land is selling with Seller's confirmation on price. Winning bidders must enter into a purchase contract no later than April 24th, 2024, at 5 pm. 

Buyers acknowledge there is an EQIP program on the 100+/- acres in S04-T25-R11. All water regulations by the state and NRCS shall be followed for all domestic water wells and EQIP wetlands throughout the properties.

The Buyer shall assume full responsibility for the NRCS EQIP contract #2018 74621522175 at closing, and shall have the EQIP contract into the Buyers name within (10) calendar days after closing. Buyer acknowledges they have been provided a copy as Exhibit "C" of the EQIP contract. 

Featured Photos

Additional Information


  • geese
  • quail
  • turkey
  • waterfowl
  • whitetail deer


  • fishing

water access

  • creek
  • pond

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