ARKANSAS DUCK HUNT
Dates: Nov 18th- Nov26th,
Dec 8th-23rd, Dec 26th-Jan 29th
Dates are subject to change by the Arkansas Game and Fish
State Licenses Fee: $55.00 nonresident 5 day license/ $20 dollar nonresident Arkansas waterfowl stamp
Licenses: AR. Game & Fish Commission
Prior to hunting in Arkansas you will be required to purchase a license to hunt small game and any associated waterfowl fee's. You are also required to have a federal waterfowl stamp. These must be purchased by residents and non-residents to hunt waterfowl in Arkansas. *Note to all hunters, resident and non-residents are required to have completed a hunter safety course in their home state prior to purchasing a hunting license in Arkansas. Please contact your state department of natural resources to complete this course if you haven't already done so.
$425.00 per day
*Includes daily guided duck hunt, Nightly Lodging, Continental Breakfast and a full brunch after the hunt.
Double Barrel Package:
$525.00 per day
*Includes daily guided duck hunt and afternoon White front goose hunt, Nightly Lodging, Continental Breakfast and a full brunch after the hunt.
White Front (SPECK) Package:
$275.00 per day
*Includes daily guided white front goose hunt and Lodging
A 50% deposit required on all bookings. No dates can be held with out a deposit. All deposits are non refundable and non transferable. All booked hunts must be completed with in the season of booking.
WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW
- ALL YOUTH HUNTERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
- A minimum of 6 hunters is needed to have your own guide/field.
- Trained dogs are only allowed if you have secured your own field with a group of 6 or more.
- Groups of less than 6 will be combined with other small groups.
***Groups of six or more people will secure their own field to hunt. Smaller groups will be combined with others.
***A 50%, non-refundable, deposit per hunter is due at booking. Lodging not included in Missouri, license and ammo not included. Prices are subject to change without notice prior to booking. All booked hunts can be rescheduled if needed within season dates of booking.
***Guiding waterfowl hunts on any state owned land, conservation area or waterfowl production area is against the law in Arkansas, Missouri, South Dakota and Minnesota. We at Goose and Duck Smackers follow the law.
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WHAT WE PROVIDE
- We always hunt on pre screened private grounds.
- Dakota Decoy spreads to hunt over.
- Custom Pit blinds.
- Experienced duck guides
- Small hunting parties 6 to 8 hunters per field.
THE DAY OF DUCK HUNTING
On the day of your guided hunt you will arrive at the designated hunting area 45 minutes prior to shooting time. This will give you a chance to get situated for the hunt and your guides can answer any questions you may have pertaining to the hunt. We generally hunt until noon, however as the weather turns colder, we may hunt later, because the birds have a tendency to fly later. Your opinions and our guides discretion will determine the length of the hunt.
Safety is the primary ingredient for any successful guided duck or goose hunt. Our guides will call all shots, so everyone comes up shooting at the same time. We encourage hunters to get involved with the hunt and ask questions. We encourage clients to feel free to help in the field.
WHAT TO BRING ON YOUR HUNT
We recommend you bring the following along on your duck hunting trip:
- License - You will need to comply with the State laws for the state we are hunting in.
- Clothing - Bring a good mix of warm clothing! Duck hunting starts long before the sun comes up and it is often humid and cold in the hours before the sun warms the fields. Dress in layers so that you can take off gear as the morning warms up.
- Firearm - 12-gauge that will handle 3 or 3.5 inch magnums.
- Ammo - We recommend 12 gauge 3" or 3.5" shells. We recommend B shot to BBB shot to get the job done. Load plenty of non-toxic heavy shot if you can afford those options. Heavy shot is a deadly load in 3" mag 2 shot. Above all, remember to bring plenty of ammunition!
- Food and Drink - Bring plenty of snacks and something to drink while out in the field. A morning of hunting can seem like a lifetime if you don't have something cool and wet to drink before lunch break. Better yet, bring a nice, big thermos of coffee for your guides. That being said, don't even think about alcohol. Safety is our top priority and there's no place for hunters under the influence.
- Camera - Drop your good camera into a Ziploc bag and bring it along. There's no better way to preserve your memories than in a few photos at the end of a day.