Greenhead presents the 2022 Executive Q&A featuring a panel of executives sharing their must-haves, top tips and favorite memories in the field.
Business Development Representative
Delta Solar Inc.
Days you hunt a season? Twelve to 15 with some added goose hunts in the spring.
Where do you hunt? Mound Pond in Scott and near North Bayou in Keo.
Club name? Lost Bayou.
What kind of gun do you use? Semi-auto.
Favorite duck call? Gordy Oates.
Fields, reservoir or timber? Flooded timber with my dad and dogs Knight and Maverick.
Rainy, nasty or bluebird sky? Blue skies and a light wind out of the north.
Favorite hunting story/memory? Most memorable was late season 2012. My buddy David Bazzel was invited to Steel Wings for an afternoon hunt and brought R.J. Hawk and myself because he knew we loved to duck hunt. Johnny Manziel had just won the Heisman Trophy and was staying there with his dad for a hunting trip. Slow hunt overall. There were seven or eight people and we only killed about three or four birds and Johnny was getting antsy. He got up to walk around while we all stayed on the bank of the flooded field. Pretty soon we looked out about 100-plus yards across the water and saw what looked like a coyote running across the field on the other side. Then a silhouette of Manziel comes running after it. Manziel could outrun SEC linebackers that season, but he couldn’t catch that coyote that day.
If you have kids, do you take them hunting? Highlights? This hunting season my son will turn 5, so I plan on taking him for his first hunt. My daughter is 3 so we’ll probably hold off one more year before her first trip. My dad has refurbished an old, single-shot 16-gauge just for them to learn with and use one day.
What got you into hunting? Both my dad and stepdad are avid hunters. My stepdad gave me my first 20-gauge pump shotgun when I was 9 years old. It’s a Remington 870 Express Magnum and I still have it and use it on opening day every year. My dad and I typically start each season together on an old party barge we call “Queen Mary” on Mound Pond in Scott.
What is your most unusual “must have” in the duck blind? Sausage biscuit from McSwain’s and a coffee in the Yeti cup. Love grabbing one on the way down before each hunt and eating it in the blind when there’s a lull between groups of birds.
Go-to spot for breakfast/meals on a hunting weekend? McSwain’s.
Which Arkansas executive calls ducks the best? My dad. He’s always led the calling when he’s taken me and my friends hunting. Sometimes I’ll test him out and see a group that will be high and away and encourage him to give it “the best hail you have.” On more than one occasion he’s gotten them to turn when they’d have no business doing so.