Meet Our Arkansas Duck Hunting Guides!

Cupped Wings Arkansas duck guides

Mike Del Toro

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

I am 45 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 24 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 29 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.

Chasetyn Warren

Chasetyn Warren
Gilmore, AR
Welder / Waterfowl Guide

I am 30 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 have guided at Cupped Wings for over 7 years living the dream hunting and guiding waterfowl hunters. I am no stranger to hard work and work extremely hard year round to ensure you have a great duck hunting experience here at Cupped Wings!

Shawn Mathews

Shawn Mathews
Lake City, AR
Equipment Operator / Waterfowl Guide

I am 31 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.

Chase Cooley

Chase Cooley
Bald Knob, AR
Pipeline Operator/Waterfowl Guide

My name is Chase Cooley, I am 25 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.

Landyn Whitehead

Landyn Whitehead
Central, GA
Welder / Waterfowl Guide

My name is Landyn Whitehead. I am 22 years old and I was born and raised in Central Georgia. I have been hunting since I was 7 years old. The first time I went duck hunting I was 10 and I haven’t looked back since! I chase waterfowl during the fall and winter months and spend my spring and summer as a welder. I am so thankful to be able to share my passion with all of you and help make some great memories for you and your family and friends here at Cupped Wings Guide Service!

Brannon Church

Brannon Church
Thurmond, NC
Service Tech / Waterfowl Guide

I am 22 years old from Thurmond, NC. During the offseason I work for Window World of The Blue Ridge. I am a service technician and design consultant in the family business. I have been chasing waterfowl most of my life from Canada to the swamps of Louisiana and everything in between. When I am not chasing waterfowl I can usually be found wetting a line on the lakes and rivers. I am extremely passionate about duck hunting and looking forward to meeting you and making memories with you that will last a lifetime.

Charlie Rutland

Charlie Rutland
Hopkinsville, KY
Waterfowl Guide

My name is Charlie Rutland. I am 19 yrs old and have been duck hunting since I was 8. I have spent the last 10 years duck hunting in northeast Arkansas. It has been a dream of mine to be a waterfowl guide since I was a young child. Nothing makes me happier than being able to share my passion of duck hunting with others. I spend my spring and summers helping my family run their catering business and spend my fall and winter months chasing waterfowl. I am looking forward to making memories with you and your family on your next Arkansas duck hunting trip.

Ethan Carnagey

Ethan Carnagey
Southeast, MO
Welder / Waterfowl Guide

My name is Ethan Carnagey. I was born and raised in southeast MO. During the off season I work as a tube welder chasing outages in the spring, summer, and early fall. My job is seasonal and allows me to chase ducks and geese all winter long. I started pursuing waterfowl at a very young age and has turned into a burning passion. I have been guiding for Cupped Wings for 3 years now and always look forward to helping you make life long memories by making your AR duck hunt a hunt of a lifetime!

Etian Pupo

Etian Pupo
Neosho, MO
Welder / Waterfowl Guide

My name is Etian Pupo. I am 20 yrs old from Neosho, MO. I am married and have a beautiful daughter. I have been hunting most of my life chasing waterfowl and deer. I grew up in the church and found my passion pursuing waterfowl nearly 6 months out of the year. During the off season I am a welder and spend as much time as possible with my family counting down the days until duck season. I am looking forward to helping you have a great waterfowl hunt in AR and sharing my passion with you.

Hunter Harlan

Hunter Harlan
Columbia, TN
Farmer / Waterfowl Guide

I’m 30 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!

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.

Dalton Moore

Dalton Moore
Richmond, KY
Landscaper / Waterfowl Guide

I am 22 years old from Richmond, KY. I have been waterfowl hunting since I was 8 yrs old. I work in landscaping during the spring & summer months and chase waterfowl all winter. I enjoy hunting small and big game but waterfowl hunting is my passion. I look forward to sharing my passion with you!

Maggie

Maggie
Slidell, LA
Female Black Lab

Maggie is a 8 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!

Gunner

Gunner
Clay, KY
Male Chocolate Lab

Gunner is a 3 year old male chocolate lab. This season will Gunner's 3rd duck season.  Gunner has picked up over 2000 birds in his first 2 seasons. He is a seasoned pro now. Gunner is high energy, extremely friendly and smart! Made a triple blind retrieve on his first duck hunt as a pup. He has turned into a great duck dog and Cupped Wings is proud to have him on the team.

Cole

Cole
Swifton, AR
Male Black Lab

Cole is a 5 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.

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