Info for Guided Hunt Packages
The Elms will begin offering fully-guided waterfowl hunts in the 2018-2019 season. The full-service guided hunt package will be for a minimum party size of four and for a minimum stay of three days. There will be limited availability for guided day hunts for a minimum group of two hunters for a minimum two-day hunt.
The Lodge plans to construct a new 4,500 square-foot, full-service lodge that will be ready for occupancy by November 1, 2019. For the 2018-2019 season, full-service guided hunters will stay in beautiful Corporate Lodges No. 1 and No. 2, and also on the third floor of the mansion. Food and beverage service will be in the elegant mansion dining room. Hunters will be served beverages and a continental breakfast before the morning hunt, a man-sized brunch following it, and cocktails, hors-d'oeuvres, and a gourmet dinner following an optional afternoon field goose hunt for Specklebellies. Lodging and meals are not included in the day hunt package, however lodge rentals are an option at extra cost.
Generally, hunting parties will not be mixed and will be kept small…usually four guns in a group. Guides will meet their sports at sixty minutes before legal shooting time at the mansion to discuss the hunting plans and logistics. Following that they will strike out for the selected hunting field, with the hunters following the guide in their personal vehicles. Upon reaching the hunting grounds, the guide will transport the hunters and their gear to the pit or blind in a Ranger or johnboat.
The guides will be prepared to provide an intense hunting experience. There will not be a set quitting time…hunters may shoot until they achieve their limits, or as long as they want to stay. After brunch (and probably a nap) afternoon, goose hunts for specks or snows will be available to those hunters who want to go. The Lodge intends to separate itself from the competition by providing an intense level of hunting opportunities for its clients. Guides who are not hunting will scout to determine best future options.
Hunters should bring the following:
Suitable warm, dry, dull or camouflage hunting clothing and hats
Plugged shotgun and soft case
Arkansas resident or non-resident small game hunting license, Arkansas resident or non-resident Waterfowl Hunting Stamp and HIP registration, and a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp). Note: Hunters born after January 1, 1969, must carry proof of hunter education training.
Arkansas licenses may be obtained on line at:
The Lodge intends for its clients to be 100% compliant with all state and federal regulations at all times. Over bagging will not be tolerated. Care will be taken to keep hunters’ birds separate and identifiable in the field. When not in the possession of the taker, ducks and geese will be tagged according to the law.
While the Lodge has established itself as a processing facility, it does not offer dressing services. Being a processing facility and maintaining records, allows hunters who simply want to breast their birds, to do so without leaving a wing or head attached. Tagging is required. Bird dressing will be available to those hunters who want their birds plucked, at a local commercial processor at reasonable.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission sets the waterfowl season dates and limits at their April meeting. When known, they will be listed here. More information on Arkansas waterfowl hunting may be found here:
For more information or for booking please contact Kim Freeman, 501-690-0164, firstname.lastname@example.org