You will meet your guide the morning of your hunt 1 hr before legal shooting light at either the duck lodge or at a predetermined location near the hunting grounds. Any remaining balances that have not been paid should be paid upon arrival via cash only. Checks and credit cards cannot be accepted once duck season begins. Everyone in your group will be required to sign a release of liability waiver prior to hunting. Depending on the size of your group you may ride with one of our guides or follow behind in your own vehicle to the hunting grounds. You will be driven by ATV/UTV from the parking areas on our farms to the hunting spots by your guides. If hunting flooded timber or river, it may require a boat ride and/or some walking through water to access the hunting spot.
Here at Cupped Wings Guide Service we hunt a wide variety of properties that range from flooded agricultural fields, cypress breaks and sloughs, flooded timber, flooded willow swamps and rivers. Your guide will be scouting every afternoon to put you in the best possible place for a successful hunt for the next day. Several of our spots do NOT require waders to hunt, however if you want to have the most flexibility and be able to move to where the ducks are, bring your waders. Without waders, it will limit your options to flooded agricultural fields, cypress breaks & sloughs.
Your guide will provide all of the decoys, hunting dog and will be an accomplished caller. However, don’t take this to mean you are not welcome to call also or bring your own dog. You are encouraged to dust off that duck call and help call ducks! If you are a beginner, your guides are happy to help teach you a few tricks of the trade.
Your guide will provide all of the decoys for the morning teal hunt and be an accomplished waterfowl hunter. We hunt Quail on a private game reserve. The birds are flight conditioned and we offer northern style flushing and European style shoots. You can expect on the afternoon quail hunt to have between 12-15 quail per hunter per day. Your upland bird hunting guide will be an accomplished upland bird hunter and dog handler. Plan on bringing good hiking boots as you will be doing a lot of walking & hiking each day while quail hunting. If you have physical disabilities that prevent you from walking 1-3 miles per day, please let us know ahead of time and we can work with you on the set up and/or provide a side-by-side ATV/UTV’s for your assistance.
Our goal is to make sure everyone has an opportunity to kill their limits of teal in the morning and enjoy a true upland bird hunting experience in the afternoons! The morning duck hunt will usually wrap up around noon. Around 2 PM you will gear up and head out to the quail hunting grounds. After the quail hunt you will be escorted by your guide back to the private reserve club house where we will log, clean, bag & label the days birds in order for you to legally transport back to your home. After the quail hunt will will split for the day and plan on a meeting time and place for the next morning teal hunt. There are also several nearby attractions that clients enjoy checking out. Our newest attraction that hunters have to experience is a visit to the new Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center only 25 minutes away. It is Bass Pro Shops largest superstore featuring a treasury of duck hunting history and memorabilia. The Memphis Pyramid has been converted into the largest wildlife interactive museum focusing on raising awareness of wetlands and waterfowl conservation, emphasizing the importance of rivers and wetlands to society, and illustrating the role that hunters play in conserving wildlife habitat and the waterfowl resources. Its a must see if you are going to be in AR hunting with us this year! You can take a 10 minute drive to Lake Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge has a nice viewing platform and it can hold over 1,000,000 birds during certain times during the migration. We highly recommend taking a camera and going to watch sunset from the viewing platform. Its an unbelievable site! If you are a waterfowl fanatic like most of us, you will definitely want to check out DNW Outdoors in Jonesboro, AR. Its about a 30 minute drive but worth the drive.
Tips are not required but are customary if you feel your guides worked hard to give you the best possible Arkansas duck hunting and upland bird hunting experience.
Guide Services: $350
Upland Birds: $200
Lodging: $0 – Not Included
Meals: $0 – Not Included