Waterfowl

Overview

With the convergence of the Central and Mississippi
migratory flyways, Honey Brake has an abundance of
duck and goose species.

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Our Landscape Is One-Of-A-Kind

Our close proximity to Catahoula Lake, 38,000 acres of waterfowl wintering grounds, and the Mississippi River creates a “funnel” effect that brings the best that waterfowling has to offer to Honey Brake. Located on nearly 20,000 acres of the Old Louisiana Delta Plantation, we have 65 duck blinds located in agriculture fields and moist soil areas within our Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP).

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Conservation Is A Top Priority

Of our nearly 20,000 acres, almost 9,000 acres are set in a Wetlands Reserve Project (WRP) tract for development of water control structure, making it the largest single-owned WRP project in the state. As an additional benefit to the WRP project, we are seeing a naturally occurring restoration of habitat, which is crucial for sustaining a population of upland birds like quail, woodcock and doves as well as migrating wintering waterfowl and shorebirds.

Species Spotted at Honey Brake

  • Gadwall
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Cinnamon Teal
  • Mallard
  • Wood Duck
  • Mottled Duck
  • Blue-Winged Teal
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Northern Pintail
  • Green-Winged Teal
  • Greater Scaup
  • American Black Duck
  • Lesser Scaup
  • Specklebelly Geese
  • American Wigeon
  • Redhead
  • Blue Geese
  • Bufflehead
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Ross Geese
  • Whistling Tree Duck
  • Ring-Neck Duck
  • Snow Geese
  • Canvasback

Waterfowl Hunt Itinerary

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Arrival begins at 3 p.m. We begin with room assignments and the necessary paperwork. Enjoy dinner at the lodge and a nice evening around the fire.

Meet at the lodge to grab breakfast and get your guide assignments. Hunt until 11:00 a.m. A hearty lunch is provided at the lodge, then guests can enjoy an assortment of activities, including sporting clays, guided hog hunts and guided fishing trips.

Similar to day 2, meet at the lodge for guide assignments and hunt until 11:00 a.m. A hearty lunch at the lodge is provided, then guests depart after lunch.

Packing List

Joining us for a hunt? Start Here.

  • Hunting License
  • Waders
  • Shotgun
  • Rain Jacket
  • Gloves
  • Headlamp
  • Hearing Protection
  • Casual Lodge Attire
  • Wine, Liquor, Beer

*We will provide mixers and ice chests to store alcohol. Ask about our high quality house guns for rent.

Meet Our Guides & Gun Dogs

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Drew Keeth

CEO

Catahoula Parish native Drew Keeth, CEO and waterfowl guide for Honey Brake, LTD has been an avid outdoorsman from an early age and grew up hunting the cypress brakes and flooded grain fields of our Sportsman’s Paradise of central Louisiana all his life. Drew worked in the boating industry for most of his life but also developed and managed several different hunting clubs and guide services in central Louisiana, including managing recreation and wildlife on Louisiana Delta Plantation. Drew’s passion for hunting is exceeded only by his off season obsession of preparing exceptional habitat for wintering waterfowl through moist soil management techniques that produce the most abundant food sources for ducks that are possible. Having been a waterfowl guide for over 23 years, Drew has developed the knowledge of everything duck…from flight patterns and habitat to decoys and dogs his hunting experiences have led to help establish Honey Brake as the premier waterfowling operation in North America.

Drew’s commitment to wildlife has also been demonstrated in his leadership and support of numerous wildlife conservation organizations. Having served as President of the Cenla Fantails Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, committee member of Delta Waterfowl and Ducks Unlimited local Chapters and active member of the Central Louisiana Hunter Retriever Club as well as having a seat on the LSU school of coastal and conservation. Drew understands and works to give back to the outdoors that he loves and cares about. Drew is also committed to our youth! His wife Lacey and their children, Karlee and Kolby are the light of his life but Drew has always supported efforts to encourage the development of young hunters into a life of hunting and respect of wildlife. An avid supporter of the LDWF youth hunt weekends Drew has shared his time and Honey Brake Outfitter services to help ensure that young people get a unique opportunity to experience duck hunting at its’ finest.

In Drew’s words “To be a great guide you have to have a servant’s heart, the will to please, and a passion for waterfowling. Anyone can hunt for two or three days but providing the experience of a lifetime for sixty plus days straight is what makes the professional staff that we expect at Honey Brake”.

 

 

 

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Jared Mophett

Head Guide/Habitat Manager

A dedicated professional duck hunting guide and lifelong waterfowler, Jared Mophett was raised in a family that loved and pursued hunting as a way of life. Having worked with his father as a duck hunting guide along with over 23 years of continuous guiding experience, Jared reins as one of the most experienced and successful guides at Honey Brake. Not your ordinary duck guide, Jared is a professional in every sense of the word. From competition calling to retriever training to following duck migrations, Jared is not just your ordinary duck hunter. Jared is known for his “No Days Off” philosophy and literally guides or hunts 120 days per year for ducks and geese. He has missed less than 10 days of hunting in the past 18 years. We can only assume he was very sick!

Jared has been published in numerous local and national newsprint, magazine, and waterfowl publications and has had extensive exposure on many TV shows. He’s a member of the United Kennel Club for 15 years, the Call Makers Association and many other national conservation organizations, but his commitment doesn’t end there. Jared is dedicated to waterfowl management on a year round basis and works just as hard off season to create optimum waterfowl habitats in order to reap the rewards of duck hunting during the season. Jared has served as a pro staff member for many waterfowl companies, competed in many local and state duck calling contests, and is an avid duck call collector. Some of Jared’s favorite calls include Echo, Hobo, RNT, and Zink calls, but give him any call and he can make it sing.

“My goal is to provide my guests with the hunt of a lifetime.” — Jared Mophett

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Dart Deloach

Guide

Along with his labs, Buck and Duck, Dart lives in nearby Pineville, LA and is a student at LSUAlexandria. Entering his fifth season as a Honey Brake guide, Dart is well known for for his humor in the blind. Whether he's bringing the ducks in close with an Eliminator or telling a joke, everyone in the blind is sure to stay entertained.

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Landon White

Guide

Landon lives in Natchez, Mississippi, and has hunted waterfowl for 15 years. He’s an accomplished specklebelly and duck caller. Growing up in a farming family gave Landon a great interest in enhancing row crop property and the wetlands set aside areas for years. Landon also trains retrievers. His personal lab, Boss, is at the top of his game. Landon graduated from LSU in 2011 with a degree in Agricultural Management and applies this knowledge to help manage his family’s land as well as consult our group on what is best in regard to management practices at Honey Brake. Landon has been with our team for three years and works hard to ensure his clients enjoy every minute of their visit.

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Mark Herron

Guide

Mark Herron and his wife Naomi have been lifelong residents of the area for over 50 years. Mark has been hunting this area all his life with great success. He hunts blind on both private and public area and moves with the birds. He is an accomplished caller and relishes getting the birds in close for his clients. His dog, Swampy, is full of energy and she has great blind manners. He is a local businessman and has a stellar reputation in regard to customer service. Mark has a private camp on our farm and is a permanent resident during the waterfowl season. He is also an excellent bass fishing guide and has served on the Skeeter Team Pro team for many years.

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Wes Curry

Guide

Wes Curry, born and raised in south Missouri, has been blessed with truly doing what he loves everyday. He is a duck guide here at Honey Brake during his favorite part of the year, duck season. During the rest of the year, he owns and manages a wholesale fishing tackle company in Missouri with his wife Lindsey. He has been duck hunting across the globe since he was eight years old and still to this day can't get enough of it. You'll also get to share the blind with his partner in crime, black lab, Maggie Roux. Wes is a passionate outdoorsmen that shows up to the lodge every morning with a coffee and a big smile. Whether you kill 36 ducks or 2 ducks, it's impossible to have a bad hunt with Wes!

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