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Hunters Enjoy Papa’s Upland Bird Hunt


PIGGOTT – Twenty hunters from around the country participated in the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum’s Papa’s Upland Bird Hunt and Dinner at Liberty Hill Outfitters in Rector last weekend. The hunt celebrated author Ernest Hemingway’s hunting legacy in Northeast Arkansas.

Papa's Bird HuntHunters participate in the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum’s Papa’s Upland Bird Hunt and Dinner 

Hemingway was a regular visitor at his in-laws, the Pfieffer family of Piggott, Ark. One of his favorite pastimes during his visits was quail hunting on Crowley’s Ridge. The hunt, a Continental style pheasant hunt, was hosted by Liberty Hill Outfitters. Chow at One Eighteen prepared the quail dinner.

Museum Director Adam Long said that the hunt is expected to become an annual event. “This was our first charity hunt and we had a great time. We expect to host another hunt next year,” he stated. “The folks at Liberty Hill and Chow did a great job in making the event a success. We are also very thankful to our sponsors for their help.”

This event was sponsored by First National Bank-Piggott, Glaub Farm Management, LLC, State Rep. Joe Jett, Olympus Construction, Inc., and Piggott State Bank.

To receive information about future hunts, send an email to adamlong@AState.edu or call (870) 598-3487.

HPMEC is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site located at 1021 W. Cherry Street in Piggott. Tours are on the hour Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 1-3 p.m.