March 4: HPMEC to Host Papa’s Upland Bird Hunt

PIGGOTT — A bird hunt and dinner will celebrate author Ernest Hemingway’s hunting legacy in Northeast Arkansas, as the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum hosts Papa’s Upland Bird Hunt and Dinner at Liberty Hill Outfitters in Rector, Saturday, March 4.

Hemingway, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was a regular visitor of his in-laws, the Pfeiffer family of Piggott, Ark. One of his favorite pastimes during his visits was quail hunting on Crowley’s Ridge. In December 1932, Hemingway invited his editor Maxwell Perkins to join him for a week of duck hunting in the Delta. The museum recently re-created these experiences with John Hemingway (Hemingway’s grandson) and Jenny Phillips (Perkin’s granddaughter).

The museum is now sharing this legacy with the public. The hunt will begin at Liberty Hill Outfitters at 8:30 a.m. Hunters will enjoy a half-day of continental-style bird hunting. Following will be a quail dinner and time for socialization.

Free tours of the museum will be offered after dinner for anyone interested. The cost of the package is $500 and spots are limited. Reservations can be made by contacting the museum at (870) 598-3487 or HPMEC director Dr. Adam Long at

First National Bank-Piggott, Glaub Farm Management, LLC, Olympus Construction, Inc., and Piggott State Bank sponsor this event.

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

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Attached Photo: John Hemingway, grandson of author Ernest Hemingway, hunts quail at Liberty Hill.

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