Arkansas Duck Hunting Lodge – Stuttgart
This Arkansas duck hunting lodge gives you location, location, location, great people and duck hunting at its best! Duck hunting enthusiast know Stuttgart as the duck capital of the United States. Openings at this lodge are rare because of a huge repeat clientele! That being said, openings do occur as well as cancellations so don’t let that stop you from asking for dates
Every year, millions of waterfowl migrate down the famous Mississippi flyway on their journey south. This lodge is located in the very heart of the Mississippi flyway between the Arkansas and White Rivers just 30 miles south of Stuttgart. This family owned and operated lodge offers you the most spectacular, heart-pounding hunting experience available in the lower 48.
Four keys to success at this Arkansas duck hunting lodge success:
- Large acreage access makes for more hunting options and better opportunity for locating birds.
- Arrangements with the private landowner/farmers in the area who are scouting daily throughout the season.
- Lodge has personal scouts out looking at properties and selecting the best options available for the next days hunts!
- LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
|Capacity:||14 People (For private groups they can accommodate up to 28)|
|Location:||Gillett, Arkansas - just south of Stuttgart|
|Season:||End November thru January|
|Lodging:||Nice rustic lodge|
|Trip Length:||It's up to you|
The Duck Hunt / The Schedule:
All hunts are fully guided with the goal of providing a safe and enjoyable experience. Most hunts will be in flooded rice fields or flooded timber. The morning hunt begins about thirty minutes before dawn, and the guides hope to show every hunter what they mean by “The Black Tornado.” Hunting groups or parties are not mixed.
They have over 15,000 acres of private farm, timberland and flooded fields. They also have access to the 13,000 flooded acres of the Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area and 157,000 acres of bottomland on the White River National Wildlife Refuge.
They prefer not to duck hunt in the afternoons to allow the ducks to return to the fields to feed and rest. Afternoon options are a drive to the Mack’s Prairie Wings store in Stuttgart, a quail or pheasant hunt with their partner operator, goose hunts when the birds are there or relaxing.
Afternoon duck hunts are an option if you did not limit out on your morning hunt.
The 10,000 square foot luxury lodge has 14 private bedrooms each with a twin and double bed. Two bedrooms share an attached bathroom. A delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style. You can relax in the big room with a full bar, big screen TV, darts, pool, ping pong, poker and shuffleboard. Or, if you prefer, just kick back in front of the fireplace. There is a covered fire pit out back as well.
The closest town is Stuttgart, Arkansas which has the famed Mack’s Prairie Wings Hunting store. There are no other activities besides duck-hunting at the lodge.
$700 per person/per day or $500 per child per day (16 and under)
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What are the travel details?
Private Plane Airport Information:
Duma, Arkansas offers the Billy Free Memorial Airport which is about 25 miles from the lodge. It has a 5,000 x 75 foot runway. The phone number to the airport is (870)382-2216. The lodge will be glad to meet you at the airport. Please call the lodge or Antlers & Anglers Worldwide with your flight information so that we can make sure someone meets you at the airport.
The other option is the Stuttgart, AR airport (SGT). It is about 45 minutes from the lodge. You will need to rent a car if you fly into Stuttgart.
You will fly into Little Rock and rent a car to drive to the lodge.
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While we do everything in our power to protect our clients from travel problems, we cannot prevent illness, natural disasters, wars, deaths, lodge closings and more; we live in uncertain times! The only way to protect yourself and your investment is through travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide medical coverage, cancellation due to natural disaster, illness, death in the family, lodge closings and other unknowns; in this day and time, anything is possible. Lodges count on you to protect your investment as they cannot refund your payments due to the nature of the product they offer.
Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues. It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.
Both companies offer evacuation insurance in addition to their travel insurance but Ripcord has more thorough coverage in this area.
The Ripcord membership and travel Insurance provides the highest levels of medical, security, evacuation and rescue services in the industry combined with travel insurance:
- Remote rescue services from point of injury or illness
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- Security extraction services for geopolitical events and natural disasters
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- Consulting services from special operations veterans, paramedics, nurses, and physicians
- Travel insurance
Bill Jordan and his Realtree bunch have made their annual duck hunting stop at our lodge since January 2002. Bill is a real personable guy and we all enjoy visiting with him. They always bring a great group of guys and gals.
Another annual guest of ours is the Duck Commander. He takes duck hunting very seriously along with his brother and his sons. He is a great guy and we can always count on him to lead the blessing of our food.
Atlanta Braves Player Chipper Jones has hunted at Buckshot every year since January 2002. We always enjoy seeing our favorite baseball player.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
The 2001 season opened with a bang with over 160 ducks shot on Saturday and Sunday morning by lodge guests, including Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee & son, David.
One of our favorite guests is Richard Childress, President/CEO of Richard Childress Racing. Mr. Childress also owns and operates Childress Vineyards. Our lodge has the privilege of serving his wine to our guests and to ourselves.
Super Bowl Champion Head Coach Joe Gibbs and his son, Coy Gibbs have also been hunting at Buckshot. Mr. Gibbs was head coach of the Washington Redskins and is a leading Nascar racing team owner
Kevin Harvick – NASCAR driver #29. Kevin hunted here with Bill Jordan and the Real Tree Team.
Tim Abell, Actor and Producer
Tim got to try duck hunting for the first time at Buckshot Duck Lodge