Description: For the waterfowler, there is nothing better for the soul than watching the day break as the morning’s first big flock of ducks start working your spread – their chattering back and forth- the sound of their wings cutting the cold air – the smell of coffee in the blind – the restless lab sitting next to you – and then the sweet smell of gun powder – this is what duck hunting is all about…
This duck hunting paradise farms and manages nearly ten thousand acres of farm ground of which 95% of the crop is rice. They rotate crops with soybeans and Japanese millet which can also be flooded for the ducks. Located in the heart of the flyway this destination is the first stop into Arkansas for birds heading south on the Mississippi flyway. Nearly 40% of North America’s waterfowl use the Mississippi Flyway on their annual migration.
Duck hunting tradition runs deep here, and this destination is a fifth generation farm in the Clover Bend area. Hunters utilize rice fields with pits as well as ground blinds. There are also green timber holes next to rest areas, good hunting on the black river, cypress slews, and oxbows that are owned by the lodge. Owning over eight miles of private property that continuously borders both sides of the Black River.
A limited number of hunting parties are taken here each year, therefore they are able to rotate and rest the fields on a regular basis, and have a large number of fields that are never hunted. There is no pressure from others hunters and property that connects to Wildlife management rest areas. In total there are thirty different locations in which to hunt.
In the afternoons continental and traditional pheasant hunts are offered, and first class skeet shooting range to hone your shooting skills.
Accommodations: The lodge was designed particularly for private events. The Lodge as well as the grounds exudes a rustic elegance that is perfect for luxury corporate retreats, weddings, and other special group events. This is an exclusive Northeast Arkansas destination where great service and understated luxury come together to provide guests with an authentic, unforgettable experience for corporate groups and meetings.
Offering tailored, customizable and all-inclusive escapes, this destination meets the needs of the most discerning business groups and invites guests to embrace nature behind the Lodge in our park setting that includes an amphitheater, waterfalls, streams, covered pavilions, and gardens with park benches.
The inspirational grounds foster growth and productivity during your corporate retreat or events. The Lodge features 15,000 square feet of distinct, one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, a full workout facility, and unique lodging options. Also offered are a diverse array of outdoor adventures, including river boat rides, a first class skeet range, continental pheasant shooting as well as traditional pheasant hunting all in a private setting.
Transportation/Getting there: Clients who choose to fly can utilize several airports in the area – Little Rock National Airport, Memphis Airport. Transportation can be arranged for a fee and is based on the number of vehicles required.
- Hunting license
- Your firearm
- TSA approved hard-shell airplane lockable gun-case
- Soft-sided gun case
- Ammunition for firearm
- Comfortable hunting boots
- Heavy and light socks
- Full camouflage clothing including face-mask
- Camouflage hat
- Stocking cap
- Camouflage Gloves
- Rain gear
- Heavy and light hunting jacket
- Long underwear
- Duck calls
- Hunting knife
- Soft sided cooler for transporting game home
- Camp Slippers/shoes
- Comfortable camp shirt and pants
- Insect repellant
- Ear plugs
- Toiletries and personal affects
- Medical prescriptions & pain relievers
- Lip balm & sunscreen
Rates: Fully Guided Duck Hunts with lodging start at $750 per day per person
*Single occupancy can be arranged for an additional fee. Pheasant hunting can be added in advance for an additional fee.
Dates: Mid November through January
Included: All meals, lodging, service of professional guides and experienced dogs, transportation during the hunt, access to the entire facility including hot tub, outdoor pavilions, indoor workout facility etc.
Not Included: transportation to the lodge,hunting license, tips/gratuities, and taxidermy
Approximate license cost: licenses can be purchased online or from a dealer and are approximately $55 for a 5 Day Small Game Licenses. Hunters must also purchase state and federal duck stamps ($15).