Job title/position: Senior vice president, Enterprise and Wholesale Services
Company: Ritter Communications
Number of days you hunt a season? Twenty-five-plus days. I recently moved back to Arkansas, and I’m hoping to spend all of those days on the Grand Prairie.
Where do you hunt? All over eastern Arkansas, both private and public land.
Club name? Peppers Lake Inc., located in Prairie County
What kind of gun do you use? Since 1995, my primary choice has been a black, synthetic stock 10-gauge BPS (Browning Pump Shotgun) with a Patternmaster Extended choke tube. However, if we are hunting in the woods I like to take a 12-gauge Browning Citori. I have always wanted to hunt with a .410 shotgun, but I’ve not been brave enough to try. Maybe this year.
Duck call? A 1998 Big Guy’s Best “Sweet Talker” made from teak. The late Mike Keller, founder of Big Guy’s Best, was a good friend of mine and gave me one of the first calls off the assembly line.
Fields, reservoir or timber? Yes. … All of the above.
Rainy, nasty or bluebird sky? My favorite memories are under bluebird skies, but I’ve had some great hunts in nasty weather too.
Favorite hunting story/memory? There are way too many to tell — plus telling them might risk anonymity for the innocent. Come share a duck blind one morning and you will hear those stories firsthand.
What got you into hunting? Great-grandfather, both grandfathers, my dad and uncles. It was a rite of passage on both sides of my family where guys spent time together each fall in the field.
If you have children do you take them duck hunting? If so what are some of the highlights from these youth hunts? Yes, both of my sons have duck hunted since they were very young. My daughter goes too, but I think it’s more out of respect for my love of the outdoors. We have a lot of great memories hunting together and I chronicled most of those trips with pictures.
When the boys were younger they made fun of my photo-fanaticism, but now they love looking back and reliving those memories. I’m hoping the sporting legacy will continue for generations in our family.
What is your most unusual “must have” in the duck blind? Plenty of coffee.
Which Arkansas executive calls ducks the best? They’re all legends in their own minds!