Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do you have a minimum group size to book a hunt?
A. There is a minimum group size of 3 & we can accommodate groups of up to 8 hunters comfortably for both guided hunts & DPLs.
Q. Do you offer lodging?
A. No, we do not currently offer lodging, but there are several good hotel options in either Blytheville, AR which is about 10-15 minutes to our south, just across the state line or Kennett, MO which is about 20 minutes north of the Fowl Lifestyle shop where we meet our clients for our Missouri hunting.
We also highly recommend staying at the ELK CHUTE LODGE which is within 5 minutes of our HQ.
Our Arkansas Timber clients typically stay in Jonesboro or Wynne, Arkansas, which are the closest towns to where the majority of our timber hunts take place.
Q. What are license costs & requirements to duck hunt in Missouri?
A. Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit: $6 (Good for a year)
Missouri Permit to Hunt Small Game: $11/day for nonresidents
Federal Duck Stamp (Required Everywhere): $25
Q. Can I bring my retriever?
A. Yes, we love to see our client's well-trained retrievers come hunt with them on both guided & self-guided trips & it gives our retrievers a well needed break. But they must be pre-approved by our staff & under control at all times during the trip. Clients must inform us prior to arrival to guarantee use of their own dog.
Q. Will everyone in our group need waders?
A. Water depths will range in all of our SEMO fields from a few inches up to about 12 inches but we recommend that all of our clients bring waders, but if you do not have waders, we will suit the hunt to whatever your needs may be. Most clients have chest waders but we have accommodated clients with nothing more than hiking boots. Waders tend to make the hunt more enjoyable for the client, keeping you both drier & warmer. Many of our fields have ditches around the edges that may be nearly waist deep at times which our self-guided clients may need to cross. On our guided hunts we are able to get clients to every pit as long as they have knee boots.
All of our Arkansas Timber hunt clients must provide their own Chest High waders for all hunts.
Q. Do you offer refunds for booked hunts?
A. All deposits & paid hunts are non-refundable. If hunts are cancelled, dates will be rescheduled either during the current season or the upcoming season.
Q. Who will call the shots?
A. Our experienced guides will call the shot for safety reasons & to present the best shot for everyone. Judging distance in the vast expanses of the prairie can trick even the most seasoned waterfowler. Our guides call the shots for a variety of safety reasons. When retrievers are outside of the pit, no one is allowed to shoot.
Q. Can I bring my young son or daughter?
A. Safety is our number one objective but we welcome everyone of all ages to join us in the field! Our children are the next step to preserving our outdoor heritage.
Q. What are the bag limits?
A. A total of 6 ducks may be harvested per day, per hunter. You may also harvest 2 specklebelly & up to 20 snow geese per day, per hunter. The possession limit is 3 times your daily limit.
Q. What types of ducks will we be most likely to harvest?
A. Our most common types of ducks we harvest on a day to day basis in the flooded fields of SEMO are the following: Mallards, Pintails, Gadwall, Green-Winged Teal, Northern Shovelers, as well as some Wigeon. We do see some divers on occasion as well & if your lucky you may get a chance at a Black Duck!
Our Arkansas Timber Hunts obviously focus on the King Mallard, but wood ducks are also common!
Q. What types of terrain do your hunts take place in?
A. All of our guided hunts in SEMO, as well as our daily pit leases, take place in flooded or Dry rice & bean fields.
We do offer guided hunts in the flooded timber of Arkansas as well, which take place in privately flooded timber. Flooded green timber, cypress, buckbrush, as well as tueplo swamps are all common sights in our timber operation, all dependent on where the ducks are.
Q. Where do your clients stay during their hunting trip?
A. Most of our SEMO clients stay in Blytheville, Arkansas which is about 10-15 minutes to our south from our Guides Quarters where we meet clients. But some clients stay in Kennett, Missouri which is about 20-25 minutes to our north, which is where we recommend clients to get their license.
Our Arkansas Timber clients typically stay in Wynne, Jonesboro, or towns in that vicinity.
Q. Do you mix guided hunting parties?
A. Our goal is to never mix hunting parties! With that said, if for whatever reason we have one field that is performing excessively better than our next best field, we will combine the two groups to offer the best hunting for both parties if we are sure we can provide a quality hunting experience for everyone.
If you have any other questions don't hesitate to contact us about them!