Financial advisor for the past 29 years
Edward Jones Investments
Number of days you hunt a season?
Twenty-25, would love to hunt more.
Where do you hunt?
Fifteen minutes south of Stuttgart. Best part of living in Stuttgart is that I can be in the blind in 30 minutes from my house and back to work by 9 a.m.
Camp Kill No Duck.
What kind of gun do you use?
RNT for ducks and Specks.
Fields, reservoir or timber?
Fields and some timber.
Rainy, nasty or bluebird sky?
Good, sunny mornings.
Favorite hunting story/memory?
I have many but the one that I will never forget is when my Daughter was 15. We went on an afternoon hunt with a good friend of ours. Ken took us to a field where he has corn planted and a pit blind. It was going to be one of those days that she was to kill her first duck. After about 15 minutes into the afternoon hunt a greenhead comes in and she knocks it down in the corn. Ken goes after it and he comes back out of the corn with no duck. We were both pretty disappointed. About 10 minutes went by and once again a single Greenhead comes in just like before, Ken pulls the top back and Madison stands up to shoot and she drops it in the corn again. This time Ken goes out and comes back out of the corn with her first duck. What a great day it was.
What got you into hunting?
My father. Growing up in Kentucky we were hunting the Reelfoot Lake area and I started going with him when I was 5 years old. I thought it was pretty good hunting all during my school years until I moved to Stuttgart. This is by far the best in the country.
If you have children do you take them duck hunting?
If so what are some of the highlights from these youth hunts?
Just one daughter, Madison, who is 18. She will go with me three to four times a year.
What is your most unusual “must have” in the duck blind?
Got to have in your blind bag enough beef jerky.
Which Arkansas executive calls ducks the best?
My favorite duck caller that I go with a couple of times a year is Jody Pagan at Five Oaks.