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Lamar Boyd

Occupation:
Farmer/Duck Guide
Owner of Totelow Planting Company with his parents
Partner in Grey Duck Farms with his wife
Partner in Beaver Dam Hunting Services

Education:
BS in Agricultural Science, Mississippi State University

About:
Lamar was born in April of 1985 and has grown up learning this business. From long summers on the farm to frigid winters in the duck blind, he has known no other way of life. Since getting his drivers license at age 15 he has guided duck hunts every season.

He and his wife, Finley, and daughter, Sophie, make their home right in the heart of their family farm. The other member of the family is their beloved dog, Hoss. At nine years old he is now in his last seasons of hunting. His drive and desire have outlasted his physical ability... an unfortunate reality for many great retrievers.


Mike Boyd

Occupation:
Farmer/Duck Guide
Owner of Totelow Planting Company with wife, Mitzi, and son, Lamar
Founded Beaver Dam Hunting Services in the early 1980's and continues this job with Lamar now being part owner.

Education:
BS in Agriculture, Mississippi State University

About:
Mike was born in June 1955 and has lived in Tunica County all of his life. He has hunted and fished Beaver Dam Lake and its surrounding areas for nearly 50 years.

Mike is married to, Mitzi, who he has two children with. Claire, his daughter, and Lamar, his son, are both grown and each have married now. Mike also has two dogs that are very much a part of the family. Molly is a twelve year old Black Lab that has been retired for several years. In her career she managed to pick up a total of around 6,000 birds. Her daughter Fraidy now takes the role as the daily retriever for him and at eight years of age is still going strong.

Joseph Helms

Occupation:
Duck guide/Professional percolator operator

About:
Joey's earliest memories outdoors are spoon cleaning bream and running trot lines with his grandfather on Sardis Lake. Although raised on the river in the Mississippi delta, he never hunted ducks until he was a young adult. One afternoon, with his best friend, sitting on a beaver damand only minutes left to sunset, a few fast pass shots at a couple of wood ducks started an addiction that was too hard to break. That was 20 years ago. Early years in the aquaculture business and many years as a industrial electrician makes a long resume for cold water not to mention a finely wired duck blind. Today Joey works with Mike and Lamar at Totelow Planting Company and been with Beaverdam Hunting Services for 7 seasons. He lives in Tunica with his wife Sara and son Wilson, the proudest accomplishment of his life.

Alex Littlejohn

Occupation:
Freshwater Program Director for The Nature Conservancy in Mississippi

Education:
Bachelors degree in Wildlife Management
Masters degree in Wetland Ecology and Water Quality

Alex was born and raised in Oxford, MS where his duck hunting experiences started at a very early age. His father carried him along every chance he could to hunt the river bottoms of Sardis Lake and flooded fields of the nearby Delta. He was a dog trainer and waterfowl guide for the internationally renowned Wildrose Kennels. He worked as a wildlife technician for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, managing over 100,000 acres for waterfowl, quail, turkey and deer on the four Mississippi flood control reservoirs. Currently, Alex is the Freshwater Program Director for The Nature Conservancy in Mississippi spending most of his time working with private landowners and farmers to enroll land in conservation programs, while maintaining a productive farm. He is a proud husband and father, and he and his wife Callie just welcomed thier first child into the world, a baby boy named Hudson Alexander.