Duck Hunting in Arkansas – Guided Hunts
A duck hunt in Arkansas is every waterfowlers dream. Visions of the mallards floating in from miles up in the sky, to those cupped and committed greenheads. This excitement is what drives waterfowlers to make the journey to Stuttgart, Arkansas.
Located in the Mississippi Flyway, Stuttgart Arkansas is known as the Rice and Duck Capitol of the World. Stuttgart is the host of the World Champion Duck Calling contest each November where thousands of duck hunting enthusiasts migrate to the area in search of prime time duck hunting.
Founded back in 1880 by Adam Buerkle, the city named after his German birthplace, Stuttgart quickly became a duck hunting haven back in the late 1930’s. Due to its hardpan soils and ability to hold water, the area farmers realized that this Grand Prairie Region was ideal for the cultivating of rice.
The harvesting of rice also produced another viable source of income for the area. The rice and standing water proved great habitat and food for those millions of migrating waterfowl each year. Quickly residents of Stuttgart realized an opportunity, expanded upon it, and the legendary city of Stuttgart was born.
Stuttgart Duck Hunting
Arkansas waterfowl hunts with Flying Feathers Guide Service is the premier duck hunting destination in the south. We hunt rice, soybean, corn, and millet fields, as well as sloughs and timber. However most of our Arkansas waterfowl hunts are in the fields.
They are conducted from skid blinds, pit blinds, and layout blinds that have been strategically placed and brushed to perfection to blend to the surroundings. Occasionally, we will be standing/sitting on the field’s edge or beside a tree blending into the natural vegetation.
Depending on the day and flight patterns of the waterfowl, the location of the hunt is chosen by the guide. He will scout the farm finding the area the ducks are using in the evening then he will make his decision for the next morning’s hunt.
Key to a Successful Hunt
Our location is key. You will not find another guide service with a sweeter spot than we have at Flying Feathers Guide Service! We are in the heart of the best duck hunting in the south.
When you book your guided hunt with us you are booking a hunt with over 3,000 acres of options to hunt. The guides at Flying Feathers Guide Service are local guys with lifetimes of experience in Arkansas waterfowl hunts. The effort given by our guides will not be outdone.
- 1/2 Day Morning Hunt
- Hunting Blind
- Transportation in Field
What to Expect at Flying Feathers
When hunting with Flying Feathers Guide Service, you should expect a laid back and enjoyable hunt. Our guides enjoy the fellowship as much as the kill. We can tell stories and jokes, laugh and carry on in the blind. When the ducks get close and your guide is calling you should have your faces tight and ready to shoot when your guide calls the shot. We like to call the shots because it gives everyone ample opportunity to shoot and it will increase the chance of taking more than one bird at a time. However, it is your hunt and as long as safety isn’t a concern and you think you can kill, go ahead and get some!
Arkansas Duck Hunts
Our policy at Flying Feathers Guide Service is the following:
- All deposits are needed to hold your date – deposits are non-refundable
- Balance for your hunt must be paid 30 days prior to arrival – no exceptions to keep your hunt dates
- November hunts are due October 1st
- December hunts are due November 1st
- January hunts are due December 1st
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Frequently Asked Questions
Arkansas Hunting License Cost and Where to Buy?
The state of Arkansas requires all hunters to purchase a small game hunting license and both a state and federal waterfowl stamp to hunt migratory birds in Arkansas.
- Resident Wildlife Conservation License – $10.50
- Arkansas Waterfowl Stamp – Resident – $7.00
- Nonresident 5-Day Small Game Hunting License – $70.00
- Arkansas Waterfowl Stamp – Nonresident – $70.00
- Federal Duck Stamp – $25.00
Do I Need to Bring Waders?
Many clients ask if they need waders for their hunt. If you do not wish to bring waders, you will be just fine in our blinds and pits. We will take care of all the wet work and let you keep dry. However if you feel comfortable bringing and wearing your waders, then you are more than welcome.
Do I Need Decoys?
No, Flying Feathers Guide Service will accommodate all your decoy needs. We have our decoys strategically placed throughout the year. We want you to focus on the hunt rather than the decoys.
What Type of Terrain Do You Hunt?
We hunt mainly fields and harvested crop fields. We do get into some timber and tree line edges from time to time, but majority of our hunts are in the fields.
What Type of Blinds – Above Ground or Pits?
We have above ground blinds that are brushed in to look natural to the birds above. We have plenty of room for our hunters and guests.
What Size of Groups Can You Accommodate?
We have many blinds most are 20-45ft in length and we like to have 4-5 to a blind. However we can accommodate your groups size, some groups as large as 8.
PLAN A HUNT
If it is your first or just one of many waterfowl hunts, we have made a list of items to make sure you bring on your next adventure.
With a wide variety of hunting outfitters to choose from we know it can be hard. We can proudly say our clients trust us for a reason!