2nd Annual Women’s Waterfowl Hunt

Claybird Outfitters is now booking for the 2nd annual Women’s Waterfowl Hunt with  in Peach Orchard, Arkansas! There is limited spacing for this hunt, so book now!

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Women’s Waterfowl Hunt Details:

  • December 10th – 12th 2018
    (Arrive the 10th, hunt the 11th and 12th, depart the 12th or 13th)
  • Only $550.00 per lady
  • Meals & Lodging Included
  • A Gift From Women of Fowl included
  • Nearest Airports: Memphis, TN or Little Rock, AR

To reserve your spot call Don Farmer at 870-565-5201

You can check out last years hunt here or watch it on the Pursuit Channel!

Women’s Waterfowl Hunt

The 2017 Women’s Hunt with Claybird Outfitters was TRULY one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Women came from all over the nation; Mississippi, Georgia, California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and southern Arkansas! We all arrived in Peach Orchard, Arkansas not knowing anyone and it was so awesome to get to know each other.

And what better way to get to know people than to sit in a blind together all day!?

Don Farmer, owner of Claybird Outfitters, is such a nice guy and made us feel so welcomed and was so much fun to be around!

Back at the lodge, we enjoyed some seriously delicious food prepared by Chef Cody Likes on his Fire Disc which was SO cool to watch.

Chef Cody Likes cooking on his FireDisc

We didn’t get as many birds working as we had hoped for while hunting, but that’s nature for ya…and really for me, hunting is all about the SMILES not the PILES anyway! We definitely got our limits in laughter.

If you’re one of those girls who usually hunts with the boys, I encourage you to attend a women’s hunt! It’s so refreshing meeting women who are just like you and I would love to see the day where a group of women hunting is a normal sight to see out on the refuges and in the woods!

We all arrived as complete strangers…and left as FRIENDS! ❤

You can watch it all for yourselves on the pursuit channel with If It Flies TV with Marty Fischer and see EmilyCarlee JoSamantha JoBritaniKariSarah and Lisa in action!

A special thank you to Marty FischerJames Jean for filming & Kody Van Pelt – KVP Photography for capturing these wonderful memories!

Women’s Snow Goose Hunt

We traveled to Wheatley, Arkansas for a women’s snow goose conservation hunt with On The Deck Outfitters. 9 women come from California(5) Kansas(2) and Pennsylvania(1) and Arkansas(1) The day we all arrived had terrible weather so we were not able to hunt, which actually worked out because we were all able to chat and get to know each other at the lodge.


After the rain cleared up, we were able to head to our first hunt. It ended up being unsuccessful as far as bird numbers go, but we definitely had a limit of laughter and fun.

Our third day and second time out we had an awesome hunt. Birds were working us constantly and we had a few good volleys. We were able to stack up a decent pile of birds!

There wasn’t a dull moment in between hunts…

or after!

And we definitely went out with a bang!

Shout-out to Hardy Facepaint for coming out with WHITE face paint that worked perfectly for this hunt!

And thank you to On The Deck Outfitters for hosting this event and putting us on birds!

Women’s Bear Hunt

When I first arrived at the Lodge in Maine. I was absolutely blown away by how breathtakingly beautiful it was. The pictures do not do it justice and I’m afraid I could never truly articulate it with words either. The lodge is a log cabin lovers dream and the scenery surrounding it, is something out of a painting!

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We spent the first day kayaking and fishing the beautiful river that flows directly behind the lodge.

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The following morning we sighted in our rifles…

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Then camo’d up and headed to our individual tree stands.


After several hours of sitting in the stands watching squirrels and chipmunks feast on the bait barrel, I was on the edge of my tree stand hoping to hear a shot ring out through the trees. I wanted someone to get a bear SO badly. But the forest remained silent.

Kari Irby-Hunt

The sun was beginning to set on my hopes of one of the girls getting a bear, when my eyes caught movement from my left. Walking through the trees was a HUGE black bear!! My jaw dropped at it’s size and my heart began to race. I shouldered my rifle as quietly as I could but the bears incredible hearing heard my movement and his head snapped to me. I froze as he stared directly at me. We stared at each other for what felt like an eternity. (but it was likely only 10 seconds at most.) He decided to focus his attention on the bait barrel. I shouldered my .243 and pressed my cheek to the stock now watching him through my scope. His head jolted up again! Now feeling like I was face to face with him, his eyes were on me, his nose in the air sniffing hard, trying to figure me out. But food got the better of him, because he turned his attention again to the barrel. I slowly put the cross hairs on his vitals but there was a tree shielding the area. I decided to hold my cross hairs in front of the tree and wait. And then it happened, he made the fatal decision to take a step forward exposing his vitals. I took a deep breath and slowly pulled the trigger.

What was once a silent forest now sounded like a giant boulder crashing through the trees. But the crashing suddenly stopped and was replaced by the bear’s final and mighty roar. And then silence once again. I did it. I got the bear!

*UPDATE* This 540lbs Black Bear made Boone & Crockett with his skull scoring 20 8/16th!

Kari Ann Irby Hunt Maine Black Bear Record

The next morning, we ran dogs and Brittany was up first to be the shooter. We started at 5am and spent the entire morning chasing and trusting their noses. The dogs ran hard and never gave up…but neither did the bear!

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Finally around 1pm, it happened. The dogs had treed the bear! We jumped out of the truck and ran into the woods and there he was, high in the tree. Britany delivered a fatal blow that brought him out of the tree. It was an amazing and emotional experience for it was her first big game animal ever! I was so happy for her it brought tears to my eyes! ( I can honestly say I think I was more excited for her to get one, than I was getting my 540lbs bear!)

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Jessie and Lindsey spent the rest of the week hunting extremely hard in hopes of getting another bear but had to end the hunt with only memories and the experience. Jessie said, “I am leaving Maine with and empty freezer but a full heart. I am forever grateful for this experience and I am missing all of you already. I can’t wait for the next visit. I’m so proud of you Kari and Britany, you guys did it!”

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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton