Meet Our Guides
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 fifteen 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 February of 2019 Jason, along with fellow duck guide, Landon Hearnes, established Southern Snows Guide Service, 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 fish- ing and scuba diving.
During the season, you are likely to see him hunting alongside one of his two very accomplished duck dogs Hugo and Ike. Hugo is an four and half year old black lab that holds an HRCH title, AKC Master Hunter Ti- tle, one Grand Pass and has picked up over 5500 ducks and geese in his lifetime. Hugo’s successor and son, Ike, is an eighteen month old yellow lab. This will be his first hunting season with the Stan Jones Mal- lard Lodge after a solid year of training. He will, no doubt, follow in his father’s footsteps.
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.
Erik is twenty-nine 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 ten years ago to join the family farm. Erik has been guiding with the Stan Jones Mallard Lodge for the last five seasons and is looking forward to his sixth. 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 five-year-old lab, Charley, can’t wait to see what this season holds!
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 is a Lawrence County, Arkansas native. He started duck hunting with his dad at the age of ten. 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 two 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.
This is me and my boys Mason and Kade. I am 34 and grew up in black river bottoms hunting ducks, deer, squirrel and rabbits but have always had a special passion for waterfowl and watching a good dog work. My dog jet is now five, and I am currently training one of his sons, “timber”, and looking forward to his start this year. The thing I love the most about guiding for Stan Jones Mallard Lodge is seeing the smiles and getting to witness and be a part of some hunts that most people are lucky to experience in a life time of hunting.
Nate was born in Paragould, Arkansas and raised in the bootheel of Missouri. He developed a love for outdoors growing up while working on his uncle's farm, hunting and fishing every chance he got. The 2019-2020 season will be his second year guiding the upland hunts here at the Stan Jones Mallard Lodge. His favorite part of guiding hunts is working with the dogs and developing relationships with the hunters.