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TORONTO, KS  66777


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Wanting to “come back home” prompted Mike and Beth Hamman to return with their young family to Woodson County, Kansas to begin a business of raising pheasants and operating a hunting preserve at Lone Pine, and the move proved to be successful—and has been for 25 years.

Located 10 miles west of Yates Center, the hunting preserve provides many opportunities to hunt—upland hunting for pheasant, quail, and chukar; turkey hunting in season and deer hunting in season. The upland season runs from Sept. 1 through March 31. There are no bag limits, hunters pay for the birds they want to have released, and the harvested birds are dressed and packaged free of charge. No membership fees or any other charges. Rifle season for deer begins in December, and turkey season is in the spring.


Mike has loved and raised bird dogs for nearly 40 years--primarily Brittanys. He keeps about a dozen on hand for his own use and for hunters who do not have a dog of their own. Puppies, started dogs, and fully trained dogs are available from his proven bloodline. The string of dogs also includes two Labrador Retrievers. They are used during our European Harvest.  The European shoot accommodates 12 to 24 shooters. The hunters are set in a blind and pass-shoot the birds as they fly over.

A large part of the business is raising pheasants and supplying them to other hunting preserves—about

15,000 each year.

In the spring of 1978, Mike and Beth came to a fork in the road and decided to take the one that led “back home”. They moved back to the farm where Beth grew up and became the 4th generation of the family to live there. Lone Pine Farm was homesteaded by Beth’s Great Grandfather, Lewis Klick, in the 1880’s. Mike was also raised in Yates Center and they have deep roots in the community of family and friends. The bird farm and family business proved a good place to raise their three great kids; all graduated from Yates Center High and Kansas State University and have successful careers. Rachel and her husband Scott live in Manhattan with their children Charlotte, Mary Jane, Kenneth, and Lydia where they own and operate 4 Olives Wine Bar; Luther and his wife Sherry live in Wamego with their children Kendra, Karlie, and Gavin; and Rueben and his wife Ali live in Belton, MO with their children Corbin and Naomi.

Lone Pine offers hunters the opportunity to go out to the farm for an old fashioned hunting experience.