February 17, 2020
February 17, 2020 Adam Bryant


AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Show, talks with Jonathan Wilkins, owner of Black Duck Revival, a former church transformed into a hunting lodge in Brinkley, Arkansas. Jonathan, a returning guest to the show, has a discussion with AB3 about his first duck hunting trip and his best hunt, how he started Black Duck Revival, changes in water levels, and expanding your duck hunting knowledge base.


Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 introduces the guest Jonathan Wilkins.
  • Has Jonathan made any changes to Black Duck Revival?
  • Jonathan talks about going on a flooded timber hunt with AB3.
  • What about Jonathan’s best hunt sticks out to him?
  • Keep learning and applying your knowledge.
  • It is gratifying to be able to pass down knowledge that you learned.
  • Jonathan talks about being a black hunter.
  • What does success look like to Jonathan Wilkins?
  • Jonathan talks about changes in water levels.
  • What types of water gages does Jonathan check?
  • What will the Black Duck Revival for January 23-26th 2020 be like?
  • Was it hard to blindly reach out to people for the Revival?
  • People know deep down whether they have earned something or not.
  • Does he have plans for another Revival?
  • Nothing but struggle is not a receipt for growth.
  • Jonathan Wilkins talks about fishing in his area.


3 Key Points:

  1. There is a reward within itself to improving from being a novice hunter to intensifying your knowledge.
  2. Your standards for success will evolve and keep changing.
  3. Access plays a big role in people getting involved in duck hunting.