"There is no other country in the world where the ordinary citizen can go out and enjoy hunting and fishing. There is no other nation in the world where that happens, and it's very much a part of our heritage." Normon Schwarzkopf
Since 1976 (40 years), David Smith Hunting, a duck and goose guide service, has been hunting the Mississippi duck and goose migration flyway, west of the Mississippi River. The first of two locations presently being hunted is in Southeast Arkansas near Lake Village which is south of Stuttgart, Arkansas. The second location is in Southwest Louisiana near Lake Arthur in the Thornwell area. Both areas offer excellent duck and goose hunting in agricultural areas.
For the greenhead mallard enthusiast, experience two styles and locations of flooded timber hunting near Lake Village, Arkansas. On the first morning of a two day hunt, the first style of flooded timber hunting is from a duck blind that is elevated approximately 20 feet above the ground hidden in the tree shadows under the canopy of the tree tops. Shooting down at the greenhead mallards as they suddenly descend through the timber or shooting skyward as they ascend through the tree tops. On the second morning of a two day hunt, experience the second style of flooded timber hunting by hunting a different location wading and standing in the water near a tree, shooting greenhead mallards as they descend through the tree tops and suddenly appear in your face! In the evening after the first morning hunt, enjoy a spectacular, incredible, sometimes ridiculous specklebelly goose hunt. Specklebelly goose hunting in this area is simply outstanding! Not enough hunting? Also consider a third morning hunt - a combination duck and goose hunt from a buried pit blind. Experience (see and hear) an incredible movement of ducks and geese as they begin their morning activities. Harvest a variety of ducks such as: mallards, pintails, gadwalls, teal and widgeon. Specklebelly, blue, snow and ross geese are also harvested on the combination duck and goose hunt and are found in large numbers. Wow! To much to do and too much to choose from! The hunting is outstanding and incredible! And there is more!
The February "Special Order Conservation Season" for blue, snow, and ross geese in
Arkansas is exciting, explosive and incredible!
For an incredible September Teal small duck migration , look to the Bayou State of Louisiana also known as the "Sportsman's Paradise". Hunting with David Smith Hunting during the massive September teal migration is phenomenal and incredible! Swing fast and shoot or miss the opportunity! Excellent Combination Duck and Goose hunting (shooting ducks and geese from the same blind on the same hunt) is also available near Lake Arthur, Louisiana during the months of November, December and January.
Hunting Louisiana and Arkansas allows David Smith Hunting to maximize shooting opportunities!