Meet Our Arkansas Guides!

Cupped Wings Pro staff Guides

Mike Del Toro

Mike Del Toro
Slidell, LA
CEO Cupped Wings Outdoors / Cupped Wings Guide Service

I am 43 years old, married and have 3 beautiful daughters. When I am not guiding I am working on getting ready for the next AR Waterfowl Season or guiding saltwater fisherman in southeast Louisiana at Hook Dat Fishing Charters. I have been hunting waterfowl since the age of 9 and guiding for the last 23 years. I have chased waterfowl from Manitoba Canada to Venice, LA up and down the Mississippi Flyway. I now do all of my hunting in Northeast AR because THIS IS WHERE THE DUCKS ARE! I am extremely passionate about duck hunting and enjoy sharing my passion with others. With 3 daughters, I am a big advocate for getting kids and women involved in our hunting tradition. I will do what it takes to make sure you have the best hunting experience of your life.

Jake Ellis

Jake Ellis
Swifton, AR
CEO Twisted Rivers Land Management Company / Waterfowl Guide

I am 28 years old born and raised right here in Northeast AR. I am the CEO of Twisted Rivers Land Management Company. I started duck hunting at a very young age. I learned a lot from the old timers I hunted with and listening to their stories and constantly trying new tricks. I grew up in the church and worked in farming, oil fields and of course chasing waterfowl. I have been blessed with a wonderful family, a beautiful wife, 2 young sons and hope one day they will grow up with the same love of Church, Family and Waterfowl.

Ben Rudisill

Ben Rudisill
Cabot, AR
Waterfowl Guide

I am 28 yrs old born and raised in Cabot, AR. I am married and have 3 beautiful children. I have been duck hunting in Northeast AR since I was 7 yrs old. I spend my spring & summer months in AK working as a guide and spend my fall and winter months back home in AR chasing ducks and geese. My specialty is Speck hunting. I am partial to hunting Speckle Belly Geese and really enjoy working big groups of specks. I look forward to working some big groups in your face this Arkansas waterfowl season!

Shawn Mathews

Shawn Mathews
Lake City, AR
Equipment Operator / Waterfowl Guide

I am 30 years old born and raised right here in Northeast AR, the duck mecca of the world! I would say duck hunting is a huge passion of mine but that would be putting it mildly. Duck hunting is a way of life for me! I started duck hunting at age 5. I was lucky enough to be born in an area ripe with waterfowl hunting tradition. I have had the opportunity to study and learn the flyway and the patterns of birds in this area. Aside from duck hunting, I enjoy deer hunting, fishing and time with family & friends. Duck hunting is always fun, but as a guide, I take my job seriously and put safety 1st above all else.

Jason Sullivan

Jason Sullivan
Tuckerman, AR
Pastor / Waterfowl Guide

I was born and raised in SE Alabama. I grew up in the outdoors fishing and hunting as a way of life. I now live in Northeast AR and spend my winters chasing waterfowl and working as a full time Pastor at the Tuckerman First Free Will Baptist Church. I am also the a Co-Founder of Twisted Rivers Land Management Company in AR. I have 5 kids and love spending time in Gods creation. I look forward to enjoying good times with you in the fall hunting waterfowl in the duck capital of the world.

Chasetyn Warren

Chasetyn Warren
Clay, KY
Welder / Waterfowl Guide

I am 27 years old and grew up in Western KY. I spent years working underground in the coal mines and I am now self employed as a welder. I spend my spring and summer welding and building duck blinds and metal pits and my fall and winter time chasing waterfowl. I have duck hunted almost all of my life and now living the dream hunting and guiding waterfowl hunters. I am no stranger to hard work and will work extremely hard to ensure you have a great duck hunting experience here at Cupped Wings!

Browning Holt

Browning Holt
West Memphis, AR
Farmer / Waterfowl Guide

I am 26 yrs old born and raised in Northeast AR. I have spend my entire life since the age of 8 farming and hunting waterfowl. I enjoy chasing big bucks & turkey but waterfowl hunting is my passion. When I am not duck hunting I am usually on a combine or in truck hauling grain. I look forward to guiding you this winter and showing you how we kill ducks & geese in AR.

Aaron Osborne

Aaron Osborne
Galax, VA
Plumber / Waterfowl Guide

I am 22 years old and live in Galax, VA. I have spent my life chasing waterfowl and am partial to killing honkers. Nothing gets my blood flowing like working massive groups of honkers over big spreads. During the off season I work as a plumber. I have spent most of my life chasing waterfowl from the Dakota's to Arkansas. I am proud to be a part of the Cupped Wings team and look forward to making your Arkansas waterfowl hunting trip an great one.

Hunter Harlan

Hunter Harlan
Columbia, TN
Farmer / Waterfowl Guide

I’m 29 years old and I am from Columbia TN. I grew up deer hunting, small game and duck hunting. I have hunted every day of the AR duck season in Northeast AR for the last 12 years. I am extremely passionate about the sport and enjoy sharing my passion with others. For me, half of the fun is meeting great people and hearing all the stories from all over the country. When It’s not duck season I own/operate Hunter Harlan farms in Columbia TN, and enjoy spending time with friends and family. I’m so thankful I have the opportunity to spend as much time as I do in the field and look forward to sharing my passion with others!

Chase Cooley

Chase Cooley
Bald Knob, AR
Pipeline Operator/Waterfowl Guide

My name is Chase Cooley, I am 23 years old and work as a Pipeline Operator. My job affords me the opportunity to hunt ducks all winter. I grew up and have duck hunted all over northeast AR. I started duck hunting at a very young age and learned a lot from family and an older gentleman that I had the privilege to hunt with and learn from. I spend a lot of time traveling the country working on the Pipeline during the off season and spend my winters back home getting after ducks! I look forward to hunting with you and making your experience the best it can be.

Jennifer Ellis

Jennifer Ellis
Swifton, AR
Wildlife Biologist/Lodge Manager

I was born and raised in a small town in northeast AR. I am a graduate of Arkansas State University with a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Management. I love spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with family. God has truly blessed us. We have 2 precious baby boys and hope they will grow up to enjoy the outdoors as we do. I am the Wildlife Biologist for Twisted Rivers Land Management and Cupped Wings Outdoors. I spend most of the winter months managing the duck lodges, cooking and maintaining the lodges for our guests during waterfowl season.

Maggie

Maggie
Slidell, LA
Female Black Lab

Maggie is a 6 yr old female Lab. She started her pro career when she was only 9 months old. Due to an unexpected loss of our beloved "Trooper" she got thrust into action at a young age. Maggie picked up over 1000 birds her rookie year and the rest was history. Maggie has picked up over 10K birds in her career. She is a mild mannered lazy house dog that is spoiled by 4 girls in the house, but you put that hunting vest on and she's nothing but BUSINESS!

Hank

Hank
West Memphis, AR
Male Black Lab

Hank is a 6 year old black lab. Hank has been retrieving birds in AR since he was 1 and is a seasoned pro. He is a bit of a loaner and is just as happy chilling by himself, but is on point constantly looking for birds in the sky while hunting. You wont even know he's there until that big block head bust out of the blind on a retrieve. Hank is a hunting machine and will pick up ducks from dusk till dawn.

Gunner

Gunner
Clay, KY
Male Black Lab

Gunner is a 2 year old male black lab. Last season was Gunner's first full AR Waterfowl season. Gunner picked up over 1000 birds his rookie year and was working like a seasoned pro by the end of last season.  Gunner is high energy, extremely friendly and smart! Made a triple blind retrieve on his first duck hunt during the early teal season last year.

Cole

Cole
Swifton, AR
Male Black Lab

Cole is a 4 year old black lab. Cole's first season he picked up over 1000 birds. After that first season, he has been on a tear! He is high energy, and goes 100 MPH to every bird. Very friendly and all he wants to do is retrieve. He is extremely driven and would retrieve ducks 24hrs a day if you would let him.

Bella

Bella
Galax, VA
Female Black Lab

Bella is a 3 1/2-year-old female Black Lab. She has hunt 3 full seasons and has traveled all over the country chasing waterfowl by my side since she was a pup. She enjoys chasing cripples and gets excited as soon as I put her vest on. Once she gets back to the lodge she turns into a laid-back house dog and loves on everyone.

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