Seasonal Information & Hunting Rates

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 2024/2025 Arkansas Waterfowl Season Dates

2024-2025 Arkansas Waterfowl Season Dates

2024/2025 Waterfowl Season:

Nov. 23, 2024 - Dec. 2, 2024

Dec. 10, 2024 - Dec. 23, 2024

Dec. 27, 2024 - Jan, 31, 2025

Speckle Belly/White-Fronted Goose:

Early Season: Oct. 26, 2024 - Nov. 3, 2024

Nov. 23, 2024 - Dec. 2, 2024

Dec. 10, 2024 - Dec. 23, 2024

Dec. 27, 2024 - Jan, 31, 2025

Youth Hunt:

Feb. 8-9, 2025

Active Duty Military & Veterans Hunt:

Feb. 9, 2025

Contact Us For Openings

Arkansas Guided Duck Hunts

Guided morning hunts begin one hour before legal shooting time and end at 10:00am. At that time your guide will gather the decoys and prepare for the ride out. Afternoon hunts begin at 2:30pm and end at the close of legal shooting time.

 Below you will find packages that we have put together for your convenience:

DUCK HUNTING PACKAGES WITH LODGING

 The River Bank Resort | Big Jim's Lodge

•   1 Day Duck Hunting & Lodging Package -$750

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

• 2 Day Duck Hunting & Lodging Package -$1,500

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

• 3 Day Duck Hunting & Lodging Package - $2,250

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

COMBO HUNTING PACKAGES WITH LODGING  (*Enhance your combo package by adding a afternoon speck hunt.  Hunts start at 2:30pm)

• 1 Day Combo Hunting & Lodging Package - $1,100

    1 person for 1 guided afternoon speck hunt and 1 guided morning duck hunt plus 1 night lodging with meals (hunter arrives at 2pm for afternoon hunt then goes to lodge for dinner and duck hunts the next morning)

• 2 Day Combo Hunting & Lodging Package - $1,850

    1 person for 2 guided morning duck hunts and 1 guided afternoon Speckle Belly Goose hunt plus 2 nights lodging with meals

• 3 Day Combo Hunting & Lodging Package - $2,950

    1 person for 3 guided morning duck hunts and 2 guided afternoon Speckle Belly Goose hunts plus 3 nights lodging with meals

*Included in the price of all the above package hunts:  5 star lodging accommodations, maid service, fresh linens, private bathrooms, meals prepared by on-site chef, multiple big screen tv's, pool table, fire pits, transportation to and from blind, bird retrieval, decoys, bird processing and packaging, experienced hunting guide and prime hunting locations

HUNTING PACKAGES WITHOUT LODGING 

1 Guided Morning Duck Hunt - $400

    1 person for 1 fully guided morning duck hunt

• 1 Guided Speckle Belly Goose Hunt - $350

    1 person for 1 fully guided speckle belly goose hunt

• 1 Day Combination Hunting Package - $750

    1 person for 1 fully guided morning duck hunt and 1 afternoon Speckle Belly Goose hunt.

* Deposit and Cancelation Policy                                             A nonrefundable deposit of 50% of the total cost of hunt is required within 7 days of invoicing date for hunts booked prior to November 1. Hunts booked after November 1, should be paid in full no more than 7 days after invoicing date.
Cancelations: Reservations paid in full will receive a 50% refund on hunts canceled 30 days or more before the reservation date. Reservations canceled within 30 days of reservation will not be refunded. 

Included in all fully guided hunts:

  • Guide
  • Decoys
  • Transportation to and from the blind
  • Hunting location
  • Duck blind
  • Bird Retrieval
Bag Limits

Bag Limits

Six ducks. Limit may include no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck, four scaup, two pintails, one canvasback and one mottled duck. Duck and teal species not listed have no extra restriction beyond the six-duck total bag limit

Arkansas Non-Guided DIY Duck Hunts

At Duck Down Guide Service our non guided hunts are extremely popular. Hunters from across the nation that love duck hunting and enjoy calling their own ducks and want to do things their way keep our schedule jammed. If you enjoy hunting and think you have the skills that it takes to put ducks in the decoys, give us a call and see if we cant find a date to accommodate you.

Self Guided Duck Hunting without Lodging-(Base Price) $800

$200 per person(minimum 4 people)

Additional hunters may be added until blind is full for $125 per person. Hunting ends at 11:00am  

*Extend your hunting time for $25/hour per man

*Non-guided blind leases are on a per-day basis.

~ask about lodging options

Included in your blind lease

  • Duck blind
  • Flooded field

Your ATV or UTV's and retriever are welcome! 
*Without transportation, you will be walking.

* Deposit and Cancelation Policy:                                         A nonrefundable deposit of 50% of the total cost of hunt is required within 7 days of invoicing date for hunts booked prior to November 1. Hunts booked after November 1, should be paid in full no more than 7 days after invoicing date. 
Cancelations: Reservations paid in full will receive a 50% refund on hunts canceled 30 days or more before the reservation date. Reservations canceled within 30 days of reservation will not be refunded. 

Arkansas Speckle Belly Goose Hunts

Arkansas Speckle Belly Goose Hunts

Our 3,000+ acre farm is also known for the numbers speckle belly geese that migrate down claiming our property as their home for the winter. Thousands of these birds arrive during late October and early November and they stay until they begin their northern migration.
The speckle belly responds to a call as well as the mallard does. They have exceptional eyesight, their ability to see makes them tough to kill. Once the decoys are set and all hunters are hidden these birds cant resist the sweet yodels and clucks that our guides have mastered. This "fowl language" typically sits them down in the decoys several yards in front of our hunters, giving our clients the perfect opportunity to shoot them.

 Speckle Belly Goose Hunting Packages With Lodging 

1 Day Speckle Belly Goose Hunting & Lodging Package - $700

    1 person for 1 guided speckle belly goose hunt with lodging and meals

 
Early Season Speckle Belly Goose Hunting & Lodging Package- $550

     1 person for 1 guided morning goose hunt plus lodging and meals

Speckle Belly Goose Hunting Season Dates:

*October 26-November 3(early season)
 November 23-December 2
 December 10-23
 December 27-January 31
Youth Hunt : February 8,9
Military : February 9

Bag Limits

Daily limit is 2.  Possession limit is 6

Deposit and Cancelation Policy:                                         A nonrefundable deposit of 50% of the total cost of hunt is required within 7 days of invoicing date for hunts booked prior to November 1. Hunts booked after November 1, should be paid in full no more than 7 days after invoicing date. 
Cancelations: Reservations paid in full will receive a 50% refund on hunts canceled 30 days or more before the reservation date. Reservations canceled within 30 days of reservation will not be refunded. 

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