Jason Price

Head guide, Jason Price, grew up hunting the flooded timber of Rainey Break WMA. To this day, he would rather shoot greenheads on a sunny day in a small timber hole than any other kind of duck hunting. For twelve years now, Jason has hunted and guided on Stan’s farm. When Stan decided to open the Stan Jones Mallard Lodge, he hired Jason as the head guide to oversee duck hunting operations and manage daily hunting activities. He works on the farm from the day the season ends until the new season begins to ensure that our clients have the best chance of limiting out.

Jason is also the owner of a successful roofing business. In his free time, he continues to enjoy the outdoors. His hobbies outside of duck hunting include deer and turkey hunting, as well as crappie fishing and scuba diving.

During the season, you are likely to see him hunting alongside one of his two very accomplished duck dogs, Livie and Hugo. Livie is an eleven-year-old black lab that holds an HRCH title and has picked up over 15,000 ducks in her lifetime. Her successor, Hugo, is a two-year-old black lab with an HRCH title and four AKC Master Hunt passes. Hugo is well on his way to pick up as many ducks as Livie. In his first season at the Stan Jones Mallard Lodge, he picked up more than 1,400 ducks.

                    

 

Tosh Manning

Tosh Manning was born and raised in Lawrence County, Arkansas and started hunting ducks at the young age of ten. Tosh has been duck guiding for fifteen years and started guiding for Stan when the lodge opened in 2012. Over the last five seasons, Tosh has also become an avid specklebelly goose hunter and caller.

When Tosh is not guiding for the Stan Jones Mallard Lodge, he stays busy as a serviceman for the Craighead Electric Cooperative. His hobbies outside of duck hunting include deer hunting and crappie fishing. Tosh’s hunting partner, Rio, is a black labrador with an HRCH title. The only thing Rio loves more than picking up waterfowl is the attention he gets from the guests at the lodge.

 

 

Chad Ditto

Chad Ditto was born and raised in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. He started hunting at the age of seven and by the time he was 13 he had become an avid duck hunter. Chad grew up hunting public green timber with friends and family. It wasn’t until his twenties that he was drawn into waterfowl guiding. Chad has been with the Stan Jones Mallard Lodge since the beginning and will be having his sixth season with us this upcoming season. For the last five years, Chad’s dog Maggie has been by his side. Maggie is now twelve years old and will soon be retired, but have no fear, Mallee is here! She’ll join the hunting crew for the 2018-19 season.

When not hunting, Chad is a general contractor focusing on custom built homes. He built our beautiful new sanctuary and you can visit him on Facebook to view some of his other spectacular work!

           

 

Armando Fonticiella

Armando Fonticiella grew up in Paragould, Arkansas and started duck hunting at the age of thirteen. The first time he saw mallards break the timber, he was hooked. He is currently living in Little Rock, Arkansas and is in his final year at the William H. Bowen School of Law. Prior to law school, he worked for Stan full time and started guiding for him during duck season. He continued to guide for the Stan Jones Mallard Lodge when he went back to school and has been guiding for the lodge going on five years.

When you go on a hunt with Armando, you’ll likely meet one of the three labradors he owns; Zeus (the yellow male), Penny (the fox-red female) and Tink (the black female). Zeus has his HR title while Penny and Tink both have earned their HRCH titles. Tink currently has four AKC Master Hunters passes and is the youngest of the bunch. In her first year, she proved to be the quality of dog needed at the Stan Jones Mallard Lodge.


           

 

Erik Hearnes

Erik is twenty-six years old and grew up near Little Rock, Arkansas. He has been duck hunting with his dad and uncle since before he was even old enough to shoot a gun. Erik now lives in Minturn, Arkansas, where he moved eight years ago to join the family farm. Erik has been guiding with the Stan Jones Mallard Lodge for the last three seasons and is looking forward to his fourth. He has stated that his favorite thing about guiding, aside from hunting some of the best spots around, is meeting and getting the know the wide variety of people that gather at the lodge to hunt. Erik and his three-year-old lab, Charley, can’t wait to see what this season holds!!

                  

 

Landon Hearnes

Landon began hunting at the young age of five years old right here in Lawrence County on the family farm.  He loves hunting mallards in the timber and specklebellies in the rice fields.  This upcoming season will be Landon’s fourth year guiding at the Stan Jones Mallard Lodge.  He spent last season hunting with his black lab, Zaine, and cannot wait to start the season off with his new pup, Buzz.

 

Randy Williams

Randy Williams is a Lawrence County, AR native and started duck hunting with his dad at age 10. Hunting mostly green timber, he quickly grew an affinity for hunting ducks at a young age. Hailing from rice country, Randy has been able to hone his skills in a pit blind as well. During duck season Randy will be accompanied by Jet, his 2 year old female black labrador.

When not guiding, Randy spends ample time on the numerous lakes and rivers in North East Arkansas and around the country pursuing his passion of fishing.

The aspects of duck hunting that Randy likes the most are the bonds and kinships created with the clients and his fellow guides.