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Flying ducks against an evening landscap

Our Team

Sweetly Southern


The Elms offers a unique, one-of-a-kind experience for duck hunters looking for something different. And it's our job to make sure you find it! Our warm Southern hospitality makes The Elms the perfect place for family, friends, and business hunting retreats. We guarantee you'll be captivated by The Elms' natural beauty, timeless charm, and the sweet Southern drawl and hospitality of our staff.

Kim Vassaur Freeman


Kim V. Freeman,  Owner, Ms. Freeman is a native of the Altheimer area and grew up on a cotton farm outside of the nearby community of Wabbaseka. Freeman provides strategic direction and management to the operation of the Lodge, as well as the other divisions of The Elms, (production agriculture, special events, and the café).

"I take pride in ownership. I love my farm, my animals, my ducks and the country lifestyle. I want my clients to have a taste of what I experience every day. Long lasting relationships start here."


       - Kimberly V. Freeman


Randy Sowell


Randy is a Tennessee native and expert in construction is incredibly valuable to the Elms operation. His vast knowledge of the lodges, property, and fields is expansive and to say he is a jack of all trades is an understatement. Randy helps get all of the lodges in order for the season as well as direct initiatives to make physical additions to fields.  

Rusty Vassaur


Rusty has a love for making people smile in The Elms dining room. His attention to detail with food preparation, delivery, and presentation is exactly what you would expect of our inclusive hunt packages.   

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Patrick Sawatzky


Patrick, like Randy, is a jack of all trades. Runs trackhoes, tractors, and can pretty much build anything. When he's not working he loves spending time on the rivers with his wife.

Arkansas World-Class Duck Hunting, Field Leases & Lodging • 400 W. Elm Plantation Rd., Altheimer, AR 72004 • (501) 690-0164

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