Duck Down: Experience Waterfowl Hunts in the “Golden Triangle”

Duck Down: Experience Waterfowl Hunts in the “Golden Triangle”


When it comes to exploring great locations for the waterfowl hunt, the State of Arkansas should be at the top of the list.


Resting in Stuttgart, Arkansas – like a jewel among the grass – is 3,000 acres located in the heart of Arkansas’s Grand Prairie. It is here the Duck Down Guide Service can be found and is literally a duck hunter’s paradise. With exclusive access to hunt more acres and offer a wider variety of hunting options than any other guide service in or around Stuttgart, Duck Down is simply waiting for you to book your guided duck, goose, dove or predator hunt for the upcoming seasons.

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It is important to note that Duck Down is not your ordinary guide service; you will not be taken to the same shot up and shot out blind day after day after day. In fact, it is the amount of acreage that has been one of the biggest keys to Duck Down’s absolute success. Another key comes from the fact that Duck Down is located only 15 minutes west of the “Duck & Rice Capitol of the World,” and only a mile or so north of the largest wildlife management area in the entire state (Bayou Meto) that is managed specifically for ducks. Hundreds of thousands of ducks inhabit Bayou Meto’s 33,000 acres, and when the season opens, thousands of hunters from Arkansas and other states all over the country flock to this world famous area to hunt. This constant hunting pressure causes the ducks to seek refuge in the nearby fields of Duck Down’s farm, which is why there is never a shortage and the waterfowl hunter finds the ultimate success.


When you book your hunt, know that you will be hunting in what is known as “the golden triangle” of Arkansas duck country. With more than 2 million migrating waterfowl calling this area their home for the winter, by utilizing Duck Down, you are set upon a remarkable piece of property that was the largest land transaction ever made in Southeast Arkansas history.


Currently taking reservations for the 2017/2018 Hunting Seasons, (1st season: November 18-26; 2nd season: December 7-23; and 3rd season: December 26-January 28), it is time to include yourself in one of the popular Duck Down Arkansas Guided Duck Hunts.

These guided morning hunts begin one hour before legal shooting time and end at 10:00am. At that time, your guide gathers the decoys and prepares for the ride out. Afternoon hunts begin at 2:30pm and end at the close of legal shooting time. The packages that include lodging come with a great stay at B’s Duck Lodge/Big Jim’s Lodge, and the prices are as follows:

            1 Day Duck Hunting & Lodging Package – $445.00 / $570.00

               *1 person for 1 guided morning duck hunt with lodging and meals;

            2 Day Duck Hunting & Lodging Package – $890.00 / $1,140.00

            *1 person for 2 guided morning duck hunts with 2 nights lodging and meals;

            3 Day Duck Hunting & Lodging Package – $1,335.00 / $1,710.00

               *1 person for 3 guided morning duck hunts with 3 nights lodging and meals;

            4 Day Duck Hunting & Lodging Package – $1,780.00 / $2,380.00

            *1 person for 4 guided morning duck hunts with 4 nights lodging and meals;

            And the 5 Day Duck Hunting & Lodging Package – $2,225.00 / $2,850.00

            *1 person for 5 guided morning duck hunts with 5 nights lodging and meals

There are even combo hunting packages with lodging and meals where the hunter can not only enjoy the duck hunts in the morning, but also be thrilled with the guided afternoon Speckle Belly Goose hunts. This is acreage that is well-known for the high numbers of Speckle Belly geese that migrate down and claim the Duck Down property as their winter home. Responding to the calls as well as the mallard does, these birds have exceptional eyesight, which makes for a more adventurous and thrilling hunt. But once the decoys are set and all hunters are hidden, these birds can’t seem to resist the sweet ‘yodels’ and ‘clucks’ that the Duck Down guides have mastered.


These combo hunts are also available in packages ranging from 1 day to 5 days, and included with the package hunts are: lodging, meals, maid service, transportation to and from blind, gas, bird retrieval, hunting location, hunting blind, decoys, batteries, bird processing, bird packaging and that experienced and excellent Duck Down hunting guide.


So brush up on that “fowl” language of yours, get the calls in check, and book your trip to that “golden triangle” of Arkansas duck country that awaits the passionate waterfowl hunter in you!




Practice Like You Mean It


Practice Like You Mean It

by Ted Lund


One of the best ways to increase success during hunting season is by taking advantage of the off-season to sharpen your skills—especially if you enjoy hunting with compounds and crossbows.

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean just zeroing in on targets in an air conditioned range; the most successful hunters usually practice in

Practice Point

Practice Point

ways that replicate hunting conditions and scenarios because—as we all know—things seldom go according to plan.

But what are some of the best ways to practice for that shot of a lifetime?

Jake Hout is a research and development engineer for TenPoint Crossbow Technologies. When he’s not developing innovative new products to change how sportsmen enjoy archery and hunting, you’ll find him getting ready for next bow season. Hout is a big believer in developing—and sticking to—a consistent off-season practice regimen that closely replicates situations likely encountered in the field.

That starts with making sure you’re practicing with the same setup—in season-ready condition—that you’ll be hunting with.

“You want to make sure to inspect the cams/wheels, cables and string, or any other parts that might wear over the course of a season before starting your off-season prep,” says Hout. “Make sure everything is in top condition. You want to practice just like it’s open season.”

Next, Hout recommends zeroing in your crossbow and sight in fixed, controlled conditions.

tenpoint-xtra-crossbow-package-t“Ideally, for the most accuracy, you’ll want to do this on a bench with fixed targets,” says Hout. “This is going to give you the most control over accuracy when you start encountering variable conditions associated with the field and real-life hunting conditions.”

Once you’ve got everything in working order and dialed in at a variety of distances, the next step is designing a practice routine that mimics some of the more challenging aspects of your hunts.

It’s hard not to get excited when you see that buck of a lifetime walk into range. A good way of helping minimize the X-factor of buck fever, however, is by practicing with an elevated heart rate.

“The best way to practice shooting when you’re excited is to take a practice shot with just one arrow from any distance,” says Hout. “Then jog to retrieve the arrow and return to your shooting position. This gives you the advantage of a mini-workout, while also developing accuracy with the blood flowing and heart beating.”

Another area that replicates the realities of the hunt is the challenge of shooting from various positions in a treestand.

“That presents a challenge that you can’t replicate on a traditional range,” says Hout. “A simple way to avoid getting complacent and used to the challenges of taking shots from a stand is to do just that; set up a treestand with targets at different distances and angles.”

Different types of targets can also help in the practice regimen.

“I highly recommend 3D-shoots,” says Hout. “They are a great way to improve your judgment of yardage while also allowing the shooter to RaiderCLSbecome comfortable with a wide range of realistic scenarios.”

Sharpening your basic yardage skills is also a good investment during the off-season. Hout recommends getting a ball, rangefinder, pen, and pad.

“The simplest method is throwing the ball and estimating its range, then writing it on the pad,” says Hout. “After recording your estimate, use the rangefinder to determine the actual yardage. Then record and compare.”

Repeating this process over the course of the off-season will help sharpen your ability to accurately estimate yardage.

Practice during the off-season might not make you perfect, but it will help you develop the confidence and consistency needed to enjoy successful hunts over a long season. Plus it helps pass the time while you’re waiting for the season opener.

For more tips on how to get ready for next season, check out TenPoint Crossbow Technologies and Wicked Ridge Crossbows. TenPoint is a world-class manufacturer of archery products recognized as the industry standard for safety, precision engineering, durability, performance, and power. Its affiliated brand, Wicked Ridge Crossbows, provides the outdoorsman with high quality, precision performance crossbows that are simple, reliable, and affordable. For more information, visit or You can also follow both companies on Facebook and Youtube.


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The prospects of hunting aren’t growing dimmer with age, thanks to a solution for cranking up the clarity and casting more light on the all-important sight pins. The COVERT Sight Lens Kit by APEX GEAR is the solution to low-light hunting conditions and challenged eyesight when hunting with the APEX Gear COVERT series of sights.

AG430B_LHunting in low light is an accepted nuance of bow hunting for whitetail deer, turkey and other popular game. Oftentimes game movement occurs during early morning hours, before the sun brings light to the woods.  Dense ground cover and trees bearing full masts of leaves from summer growth make it challenging to view quarry on the move.

The COVERT sight lens kit features approximately 2x magnification, allowing archers to see-pins with greater clarity. For hunting in bright light conditions, the lens kit features an anti-reflective coating, preventing any reflection or refraction that might spook the target.

At 1.87 inches in diameter, the wider viewing area opens up for better vision and target acquisition. Optical grade polymer in the lens material is stronger and lighter than glass, for more durability, safety and rugged use in harsh environments and conditions.

Installing the COVERT sight lens kit is easy; all it takes is placing the O-ring between the lens and retaining ring.

Hunters will want to check local regulations to make sure magnifying lenses are legal. If using a sight lens is permitted, then you’ll enjoy better clarity using multi-pin sights. The payback is more confidence in your gear and ability to shoot, and that all connects with hunting success.

APEX GEAR is PERFORMANCE DRIVEN. To learn more about their complete line of sights, quivers, stabilizers and other accessories, visit


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Predator Camo’s High Plains Jacket & Pants


Predator Camo’s High Plains Jacket & Pants

Has Mother Nature finally met her match? Tested by hunters in climates all over the world, Predator Camo’s High Plains jackets and pants continue to perform.

High Plains is part of Predator’s OPT (Open Pattern Technology) series, which is designed for the hunter who wants a more athletic profile with high-tech fabrics. The 4-way softshell stretch fabric made of 82 percent Polyester and 18 percent CaptureSpandex is comfortable and easy to move around in, and at 300 grams is thick enough to protect against the chilly fall or spring air.

This combination of fabrics is 100 percent windproof, wicks perspiration away from your body,  and the DWS finish provides water repellency. A 100 percent Polyester microfleece liner provides warmth and yet ensures quiet walking and other movements. And here’s a plus: They are machine washable.

The High Plains jacket features 12-inch zippered underarm vents and a zippered front to allow for air circulation when it’s needed. A zipper garage at the top helps reduce neck irritation. Two exterior zippered pockets are water resistant, and the hook-and-loop cuffs can be adjusted. A drawstring at the bottom can be cinched up during bad weather or high wind conditions, or loosed when you want to let more air in.

Finally, a low-profile hood can be easily removed or replaced with a reinforced zipper attachment and Velcro tabs near the neckline.

The High Plains pants are quiet, comfortable and durable. Two zippered front pockets and a zippered back pocket are just the beginning for storing critical gear. A snap-top cargo pocket is matched by a front-facing zippered pocket for pocket-within-a-pocket convenience and protection. The fly features a two-way zipper.

Reinforced belt loops — perfect for those who prefer to wear suspenders — and a no-slip waistband assures your clothing ishigh plains pants securely held in place, and articulated knees help with the ease of movement.

High Plains jackets and pants are available in Brown Deception or 3D Deception and sell for $199.95 each. Find them  at

If you’re looking for just the right accessory to add to your High Plains outfit, try Predator’s medium-weight Non-Typical Bow Gloves. These slim-profile gloves are built with a stretch fabric for flexibility and a soft inner fleece that provides warmth and cushion. They can be worn alone or layered in colder weather.

The Non-Typical Bow Glove features a silicone grip pattern on the palm, fingers and thumb. There’s a neoprene inner wrist extension, rubber pull tabs for easy on/off, and hook-and-loop closure for secure fit. All of that for just $28.95.

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