Greenhead Executive Q&A: Trey Reid, Asst. Chief of Communications at the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Greenhead presents this year’s Executive Q&A featuring a slate of executives, headed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, sharing the moments, tips, guns and gadgets that have made their time afield special.
Number of days you hunt a season?
Where do you hunt?
I hunt wherever I can find ducks, but I often hunt Bayou Meto WMA, as well as a small lease near England. Because of my role as host and producer of Arkansas Wildlife, the AGFC’s television show, I’m also fortunate to receive invitations to hunt and shoot video at many great hunting spots across the state.
What kind of gun do you use?
Remington 870 (pump), the greatest duck gun known to man. It’s durable and reliable to the point that you can use it as a boat paddle or push pole in a pinch and then dry it out and shoot ducks with it. It’s also easy to maintain; I once reassembled an 870 in the middle of a Kansas marsh, using gaffer’s tape to secure a stripped out magazine cap so I could finish the hunt.
Favorite duck call?
My lanyard holds a pair of Elite calls (a Cache and a Freak), an R-N-T acrylic short barrel and a whistle.
Fields, reservoir or timber?
I love the flooded timber, but I’m going where the ducks are, whatever the habitat type.
Rainy, nasty or bluebird sky?
Favorite hunting story/memory?
I was probably 8 or 9 years old, sitting in a duck blind on a bitterly cold morning. Back then we didn’t have all the great gear that we have today, so I was wearing cheap green rubber boots and my feet were aching. After listening to me complain about it for a while, my dad told me to slip off my boots. He unzipped his hunting coat, unbuttoned his shirt, and placed my freezing feet against his ample belly to warm them. That has to be a prime example of unconditional love (or a necessary sacrifice to stay in the blind a little longer).