Duck hunting brings in $millions to Arkansas Economy

Published: Nov. 23, 2009 at 11:52 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 22, 2009 at 10:41 PM CST
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LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT)- Arkansas' duck season is in full swing and that translates into big bucks for the state's economy. Some estimates show the 60 day waterfowl season brings in more than $100,000,000 to Arkansas coffers.

Thousands of in state and out of state hunters roll in during the season, spending their cash, hoping to cash in on the best duck hunting in the country.

Jarrod Brady and his brothers run Woody's Guided Hunts outside Walnut Ridge, they're  farmers by trade, but use their rice fields for hunting between harvests. Nearly all of their customers come from out of state.

"These guys and gals come from all over the country and they spend their money in Region 8," said Brady. "They not only bring money into our guide service, they spend their money on hotels, food, gas, and necessities for the hunt."

Many of Brady's customers come back again before the season is over.

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