Duck Hunting Report from Stuttgart, Arkansas

SEPT. 20, 2013 Arkansas duck hunting report- Overall the 2012/2013 Arkansas duck hunting season was a great  considering the conditions. We killed a total of 7 bands. 7 of them being bluebill bands, one drake pintail, and one drake mallard band. The mallards showed around dec 12th 2012,  and hung around till 2nd week of january 2013 .Warm weather thru the latter part of the season proved to be tough hunting conditions . Hopefully the good Lord will bring us some cold weather for the 2013/2014 season and bring the herd of ducks down! That is def. on my christmas list!

 

 

 

August 12, 2011 ARKANSAS Hunting report- we have had lots of rain this spring and got the crops in late . Now just waiting on the Arkansas duck season to arrive. Acoording to the projections of the brood stocks the duck population has risen 11% from the previous season. We will be looking foward to another great Arkansas DUCK HUNTING SEASON. Looking foward to hunting on opening day. January 29, 2011- Arkansas Hunting Report - John Romans, David Romans, and Zack Salzmann hunted with Guide and Owner Stuart Wolcott and myself in a shallow water Rice field near Stuttgart using Greenhead Gear full body Mallard and Pintail decoys. We shot 5 limits of Mallards and one Pintail by 11:30 a.m. All of the birds were shot @ close range. The Mallard late season shoot was tough because of the birds being weary but the ones that worked in tight about 20 yards and WE SHOT THEM DIRTY IN THE FACE.

 January 27, 2011 - Stuttgart, Arkansas Hunting Report - John Romans brought his buddy Ryan Johnston and another hunter Zack Salzmann of Elberta, Al. enjoyed a wonderful hunt with Guide Doug Brewer. They limited out by 10:00 a.m. with Mallards (Greenheads), Canvasbacks, Bluebills, Gadwalls, and Ringnecks. This hunt was Mr. Zack Salzmanns first duck hunt and killed his first Canvasback which he is getting mounted. These duck were all killed on the minnow ponds.

January 16, 2011 Arkansas Hunting Report - John Romans brought his dad and friends for a birthday celebration hunt.  We went and duck hunted over a minnow pond for about two hours.  We shot four ducks but there was not much going on.   We moved and set our duck decoys back up around 9 am proceeded to shoot 32 ducks in about an hour and a half.   The ducks included Gadwalls, Canvas Backs, Blue Bills and Wigeons.   The duck hunters were John Romans, David Romans, Tim Romans, Linwood O'Bryant with Leatherwood Kennels at Shady Oaks.  Mike Kilpatrick also hunted with us.

January 5-6, 2011 - Stuttgart, Arkansas Hunting Report - John Roberts and his friends, Dave Rix, Brad Hurley, Brian Hannach and Tom Johnson all came in from Indiana, to enjoy a couple of days of duck hunting.  The first day, they shot 24 Green Head Mallards and Pin tails.  On the 6th, they hunted ducks and got 24 birds total.   The Ducks were flying on these cold days.  The weather was clear and the birds were flying early.  

 

December 5, 2010 - The first of the week, we had Matt Zeollner, Chris Myer and Matt Sauer down from St. Louis, Mo down here during the first split of duck season in Arkansas.   They hunted with Guide, Justin Belford and for two days, the limited out with Mallards, green wing teal, buffle head and shovelers.   The cold weather we have had this duck season, combined with dry conditions have concentrated ducks here in Arkansas. 

November 28, 2010 - The first morning we hunted with Lem Allen and Stuart Wolcott of Green Head Gunners.  There was not a lot of wind and the ducks were not finishing well.   We ended up killing 12 mallard ducks by 11 a.m.  The mallards, shovelers and gadwalls were pretty good.   We had Drake White, Brandon Harcrow, Jimmy Mize Sr and Jimmy Mize, Jr.   We had a great time with these guys hunting ducks and geese.

November 5, 2010 - The migration has started in full swing we are holding water in a few
holes. Where ever we have water on the farm their are gadwalls, pintails, greenwinged teal and a few mallards. One field is holding about 5 to 6 thousands birds. These birds will hang around if they have plenty of food but if a major cold front approaches they will be on their way to louisiana. Hopefully the grains of arkansas will hold the birds till opening and“ we can shoot em dirty in da face”.  See if u can fit some key words in there too

October 16, 2010 - Arkansas Duck hunting update.  80 percent of the rice, soybean crops have been harvested.  The corn came out during May and June and we still have plenty of grain and stubble on the ground.  It has been extremely dry as compared to last year.  The good thing is that all of our hunting land will have water, no matter how dry the duck hunting fields get.  Other Arkansas duck hunting guides will have to pump a lot of water to even have any this year.   The reports we are getting from North Dakota that opened October 1, is that there are plenty of ducks that should be heading to Arkansas during the 2010 annual duck and goose flyway.  We still have plenty of dates available in December.  There are a few dates in January and during the Thanksgiving weekend.

December 4, 2009 Duck Hunting Report - To start off the wekend before the opener, we had a lot duck and geese on the farm.  A cold front passed through and we lost 50% of the birds.  Blue Wing Teal, Green Wing Teal, Gadwalls, Shovlers, Widgeon, Speckle Belly Geese and Snow Geese are the bird we are talking about.

Opening Day was a great hunt with Capt. Dick Cappar, Capt. Rob Gam, Jerry Willis, Kyler Mitchell and myself.  Capt. Dick hunted his yellow lab "Lucy" and she did a good job picking up birds.  We had a sporty shoot.  We shot 26 ducks and 1 goose.  The birds consisted of BWT and GWT, Wigeon, Shovelers and one Speckle Belly.

On Nov. 25th, we had Roy Erwin and his sons, Price and Seth with us.  The boys brought their BB guns and Mr. Erwin shot his limit of birds which consisted of Shovelers and GWT.  It was enjoyable to watch the Erwin boys experience their first Arkansas Duck hunt. 

We would like to thank those of you who came the first part of the season and we are looking forward to a great start of the second season.

 

November 7, 2009 - The migration of ducks has started along the flyway of Arkansas.   We have all types of waterfowl that come through the Stuttgart, Arkansas area.   We have been seeing ducks and geese since late September in the area. 

Due to excessive rainfall in the farmlands of eastern Arkansas, most of the rivers are out of their banks, thus flooding some of the duck hunting fields. 

If the rain keeps falling and the temperatures keep dropping, we are set for a banner year of duck and goose hunting.

We have been cutting brush with leaves to be placed around the blinds in the upcoming weeks.  We have been scouting the rice fields and timber holes on our duck hunting land and have seen Blue Wing Teal, Green Wing Teal, Gadwalls and Pintails in abundance.   We have seen a few Snow Geese and a big migration of Speckle Belly. 

I look forward to seeing you in the duck blind soon.    

Lem and Stuart