These are the people behind the best guided hunting you'll ever experience


Bryan Houghton

Jon and Bryan Houghton


Owners, over 20 years experience

Dry Bayou Lodge is owned and operated by Jon and Bryan Houghton. Both are lifelong residents of Humphrey, Arkansas and have been hunting the area since they were big enough to pick up a gun. We have spent many years hunting ducks and guiding hunters from all over the country. We recognize that the waterfowl hunting experience is top priority for our customers and take pride in providing you the best guides in the area that are equipped with experience and knowledge along with a desire to give you the finest hunt possible. Jon has spent over 20 years in the commercial hunting industry as a guide and manager of duck clubs in the area. Many memories have been made with family and friends while in a duck blind experiencing the thrills of a waterfowl hunt. Our hope is that you will have the same opportunity to make memories of your own, while having the hunt of a lifetime when you visit Dry Bayou Lodge.

Our Guides

Dry Bayou Lodge recognizes that the waterfowl hunting experience is top priority for our customers. We take pride in providing you the best guides in the area that are equipped with experience and knowledge along with a desire to give you the finest hunt possible. Our competent guides work hard to put you on the birds day in and day out in order to ensure a safe and successful hunt.


Nathan Lumpy Persons

Nathan "Lumpy" Persons


Main Guide, 10 years experience

Nathan "Lumpy" Persons is Dry Bayou Lodge’s main guide. Nathan grew up hunting ducks with his father and grandfather who farmed and ran a guide service in the area. Nathan is a very effective duck caller and a great hunter who will work his butt off to put you on the ducks every single hunt. You may even enjoy a laugh or two with this fun-spirited young guy.
Stephen Addison

Stephen Addison


Guide, 16 years experience

Stephen Addison also serves as a guide for Dry Bayou Lodge. Stephen is a lifelong resident of the area and is a crop consultant with a degree in plant science. This young man has spent many hunting seasons in a duck blind calling in the waterfowl. He is an avid hunter who has the knowledge and experience to make your duck-hunting trip a success.