Founded by Bill Byers, the Hunter Club has been hosting Arkansas duck hunters since 1953. Bill was new to the Hunter community and wanted a place to call his own. He started by purchasing 1,200 acres of green timber. Having moved to Hunter from the Stuttgart area he knew the potential of green tree reservoirs. The work began with building a diverse levee system to flood the timber. Soon, Bill was inundated with mallards, and expanded with another 1,800 acres of timber. Sharing his paradise with friends brought Bill his greatest joy. He played host to celebrities like Henry Reynolds and Tim McCarver. Since then Hunter Club has seen some changes. A short season combined with a one duck limit forced Bill into farming. The timber was cleared to make way for rice production.