The Economics of Duck Hunting - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Poinsett County, Keith Boles Reporting

The Economics of Duck Hunting

GREENFIELD (KAIT) Duck hunting brings thousand of hunters to Arkansas which translates into millions of dollars of revenue. For Farmers who own duck lands the season can help those farming dollars stretch.

Chris Cooper, Michigan Hunter, "They bring their money, and certainly the folks we've had down here support the local restaurants. They buy their licenses, equipment, something they forgot. It certainly brings the money down anytime the hunters show up."

The Greenridge Hunting club in Poinsett county is owned by the Johns family. Bud Johns was working the rice field and took a moment to visit with me.

Johns, "All of our hunters come from out of state, we usually have about a hundred and fifty a season."

Johns is having to use his wells to flood his hunting fields. Extra expenses like running pumps can be a deciding factor in having a good year or bad year.

"At 400 to 500 dollars a day to pump, some years it can be a profitable endeavor and some years it's not. This year is probably gonna be one that is not simply because of having to pump the water."

So is is the profits or something else.

Johns, "If I didn't love duck hunting and the outdoors as much as I do, then I might have a different opinion. It's kind of a hit or miss whether or not you're gonna make any money or not. It's really a whole lot like farming."

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-23 02:22:45 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

  • Pair arrested in robbery, battery case

    Pair arrested in robbery, battery case

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:18 PM EST2017-11-23 02:18:31 GMT
    Whitney White (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Whitney White (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A pair of Jonesboro women were reportedly seen trying to conceal merchandise at a store Monday. Their problems soon escalated, police said Wednesday. 

    A pair of Jonesboro women were reportedly seen trying to conceal merchandise at a store Monday. Their problems soon escalated, police said Wednesday. 

  • Little Rock woman sees redemption in staying clean

    Little Rock woman sees redemption in staying clean

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:16 PM EST2017-11-23 02:16:12 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    Madeline Tate said this week that her first heroin high happened when she was a senior in high school.  Now, she says she lives at a sober living center in Jackson, Mississippi.  

    Madeline Tate said this week that her first heroin high happened when she was a senior in high school.  Now, she says she lives at a sober living center in Jackson, Mississippi.  

Powered by Frankly