Greenhead presents this year’s Executive Q&A featuring a slate of executives, headed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, sharing the moments, tips, guns and gadgets that have made their time afield special.
Number of days you hunt a season?
Four to eight.
Where do you hunt?
I hunt mostly near Brinkley.
Two clubs. Two Rivers Duck Club near Brinkley and Woodpecker Flats near Des Arc.
What kind of gun do you use?
Benelli Super Black Eagle 2 semi-automatic 12-gauge. I use the left-handed version.
Favorite duck call?
The Sassy Susie by Rick Hampton.
Fields, reservoir or timber?
Rainy, nasty or bluebird sky?
Nothing but blue skies from now on.
Favorite hunting story/memory?
The stories are the best part of hunting. Most of my good stories are protected by the attorney-client privilege or the rule that what happens in the blind stays in the blind.
Years ago, Gary Head, Mike Ackerson, and I were hunting. Mike left the blind early and Gary and I remained through the freezing cold. After a few hours, we made the decision to leave the blind. Unfortunately, the motor on the boat would not start and we had to paddle through the brushy waters. I took the front of the boat and pushed the branches of the brush apart as Gary paddled. As we navigated through the brush, we both grew colder and more weary. When we were almost through the brush, I bent a green branch very far back as Gary paddled. I called his name and Gary looked straight at me. I let go of the branch and it whacked him straight in the face. He was stunned by the force of the bent green branch.
I thought it was hilarious.
What got you into hunting?
I started hunting at an early age with my family. The variety of ducks and their plumage is what hooked me on duck hunting.
What is your most unusual “must have” in the duck blind?
Two pairs of gloves. At least one always gets wet.
Which Arkansas executive calls ducks the best?
Gary Head of Signature Bank of Arkansas.