James William “Bill” Byers
Bill settled in Hunter, Arkansas in the early ‘40’s and in 1953 opened the doors to Hunter Club. Originally 1,800 acres of green timber, he continued to purchase adjoining land as it became available. Ever aware of the value of natural resources, Bill took his role as a steward of the land quite seriously.
A short season combined with a one duck limit forced Bill into farming and the timber was cleared to make way for rice production. The legendary Byers Hunter Club still exists today and attracts thousands of waterfowl each winter.
Byers loved waterfowl and the outdoors, and encouraged everyone he knew to put more back than you take away.