Job Title/Position

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Number of days you hunt a season?

Where do you hunt?
Monroe County, just northeast of Holly Grove.

Club name?
Boggy Bayou Hunting Club.

What kind of gun do you use?
Benelli Nova Pump.

Duck call?
Rich-N-Tone short barrel single reed, and a call made by a local craftsman given to me by my son and daughter-in-law.

Fields, reservoir or timber?
All of the above.

Rainy, nasty or bluebird sky?
I prefer bluebird, but I don’t mind a little nastiness if the birds are flying.

Favorite hunting story/memory?
There are too many to single out just one. Those long ago and too infrequent hunts with my grandfather stand out.

What got you into hunting?
I grew up in DeWitt, and hunting most anything on the prairie and in the bottoms, from dove to cottonmouths, has been a part of my life since I was very young.

If you have children do you take them duck hunting?
If so what are some of the highlights from these youth hunts?
My daughter never really took to hunting. She hunted with me from the boat on a really cold morning. After a long stretch without firing a shot, we were packing up and I discovered I hadn’t loaded her gun. I apologized and she quickly replied “It’s okay. I wasn’t going to shoot anyway.” My son went with me quite a lot and he continues [to be] that scrappy, young man hunting today.

What is your most unusual “must have” in the duck blind?
I have what I refer to as my “calling glove,” which is a thin leather work glove that is marked all over with a sharpie for camouflage. My hands get really cold, but I don’t like wearing a heavy glove when I call, so I came up with this ugly thing. It serves the purpose.

Which Arkansas executive calls ducks the best?
My childhood friend Jeff Sheppard, a farmer and entrepreneur from near Reydell, is really good.

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