Job title/position: Executive creative director
Company: BLKBOXLabs, Fayetteville
Number of days you hunt a season? Thirty-40. More if the weather is right.
Where do you hunt? I wander into our neighboring Oklahoma quite often during the season, but have hunted the Arkansas River bottoms from Tulsa to Little Rock for as long as I remember. I have a good group of friends that hunt Bayou Meto everyday that I try to hunt with at least 3-4 times a year.
Club name? Public, Spring Valley Angler Rod & Gun Club
What kind of gun do you use? Winchester Super X2 (semi)
Duck call? JJ Lares Hybrid, RNT Daisy Cutter, PS Olt Cutdown for the woods
Fields, reservoir or timber? All of it, but nothing beats timber on a good day.
Rainy, nasty or bluebird sky? Clear and cold.
Favorite hunting story/memory? My family gets together every Thanksgiving for a hunt, we spend two days in the field before heading in for Thanksgiving dinner. We don’t always kill a mess but we never lack in fellowship. This year I was able to introduce my oldest son to my passion and it was by far the most rewarding trip I have taken. Being able to sit next to your dad, brother, and all of our boys and watch the sunrise and birds in the sky is something that I will never forget.
What got you into hunting? Family. Someone was always going or talking about it. It was just a natural path to follow. My brother-in-law Chris Rhodes jumpstarted my waterfowl addiction.
If you have children do you take them duck hunting? If so what are some of the highlights from these youth hunts? I have two sons 6 and 3. My oldest was able to go for the first time this year with me and I will never forget it. This year I will be able to introduce my youngest son. Last season and the upcoming will be some of my most fond memories of duck hunting.
What is your most unusual “must have” in the duck blind? I try to stay as lean as possible, I tend to do a lot of walking.
Which Arkansas executive calls ducks the best? I like to think I’m pretty decent but, I’d say my brother Josh Teff (Hunting Operations Manager at Spring Valley Anglers) can hold his own with anyone out there.