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Legend Biography

Marion McCollum


Owner of Mack's Prairie Wings

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If you’ve been to Arkansas to hunt ducks, you have more than likely visited Mack’s Sport Shop, home of Mack’s Prairie Wings mail order catalog. The Waterfowl Mecca Store started by Marion’s dad, “Mack”, back in 1944.

Marion was born in Stuttgart, Arkansas, the Rice and Duck Capital of the World, on February 9, 1942 to Marion “Mack” McCollum and Ruth Cannon McCollum.

Marion discovered his love for the outdoors by hunting with his father at a very young age.

In 1961, Marion began his adventure in the sporting goods business by becoming a partner with his father. Chuck Lock joined Marion in 1976 to help service customers with enthusiasm and hands on experience. Mack departed his life in 1979. In 1993, Mack’s Prairie Wings dropped its first mail order catalog, what is known today as “America’s Premier Waterfowl Outfitter”.. With the growth from the catalog, a new facility was required in 2000 that now stands at 102,000 square feet. Marion shares his success in the mail order business with Chuck. Together they work with many vendors in the waterfowl industry in developing new products to better enhance the sport.

Marion McCollum is a lifetime member of Ducks Unlimited, Waterfowl USA, and Delta Waterfowl. He is currently on the Board of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation and served on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission from 1995-2002, where he served as Chairman from 2001-2002.

Marion participates in many activities that teach the boys and girls of today about hunting and fishing. His business strives in “Teaching the Next Generation the Heritage of the Outdoor Sportsman”.

Marion and his wife JoAnn love to fish for crappie in the spring and summer months. From fall thru early spring, Marion spends his free time hunting dove, duck, pheasant, and turkey with his friends.

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