Job title/position: Principal and vice president of brokerage
Company: Colliers International
Number of days you hunt a season? Twenty-ish.
Where do you hunt? Stuttgart area.
Club name? Peppered Wing.
What kind of gun do you use? Winchester SX3 – semi auto.
Duck call? Rich-N-Tone (by Butch).
Fields, reservoir or timber? Timber, but like a good field hunt if you can catch it right after a freeze.
Rainy, nasty or bluebird sky? Bluebird.
Favorite hunting story/memory? So many good memories but I’ve got two that stick out to me. When I was a kid and my uncle, Boo Mahfouz, would take my twin brother Trevor and me to Bayou Meto or up the White River whenever he would get into the ducks. Before shooting time he forced us to be quiet and not move a muscle because he always liked to get the ducks in the hole and let them get comfortable. I vividly remember dozens of duck silhouettes coming down and hitting the water all around me and thinking if he’d let me move I could probably just grab my limit.
The second one was getting the opportunity to hunt at Russell McCollum’s old place a few years ago with my dad and brother. My grandfather, who was born and raised in Stuttgart, would always tell me stories about “Russell’s” and how there was not a better place to hunt ducks anywhere. We got our limits that morning and I thought about him the whole time we were there. Was very special.
What got you into hunting? It’s a family thing for me and I have to give credit to all the great men in my life that exposed me to hunting. My dad, Andy, is my hunting buddy I hunt with the most. My cousin Bruce Davis always took me out to the fields/reservoirs at the farm growing up. My uncle Boo as mentioned but I also remember when my uncle, Bobby Dean Davis, would slap hip boots on me when I was really little, carry me on his back through the woods and set me on a dog stand.
If you have children do you take them duck hunting? If so what are some of the highlights from these youth hunts? We’re close — the oldest will turn five this fall and I’m itching to get him out there.
What is your most unusual “must have” in the duck blind? Chocolate chip granola bars, several of them.
Which Arkansas executive calls ducks the best? Nolan Rushing.