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Rob Keck

Chairman of the Board, Wonders of Wildlife
Member of Bass Pro Shops
Red Head Pro Hunting Team

Rob Keck has been a lifelong dedicated hunter, angler, and trappers as well as a deeply committed conservationist of international scope.  From March of 1981 through March of 2008, he led the National Wild Turkey Federation as its chief executive officer.  Under his leadership, the NWTF became one of the most dynamic, fastest growing single species conservation organizations in North America.

Rob hosted the Federation’s award winning national television program, “Turkey Call”, and served as executive producer for the NWTF’s other two national TV programs, “Turkey Country” and “Get in the Game”.  From March of 1977 to March of 2008 he was a featured columnist for “Turkey Call” magazine.  He made 12 appearances on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and served as Grand Marshal for NASCAR’s Bass Pro Shops Atlanta 500 race in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.

His lifelong commitment to wildlife management and upholding our hunting traditions has given him many opportunities to influence conservation and natural resource policy issues.  In 2006, Rob was appointed by Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton to the Sporting Conservation Council, a Federal Advisory Committee.  He was re-appointed to the council in 2007 by Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne.  Rob has served on a variety of boards of directors, and currently includes the second term on the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.

Besides his faith and love for his wife, their two daughters and their husbands, turkey hunting is Rob’s passion.  He is a past U.S. Open and World Champion turkey caller, who has built and designed calls and related equipment since 1969.  Rob was the first to take wild turkeys in every state [49] that supports a season as well as Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, and New Zealand.  He says that releasing a wild turkey into new habitat is even a greater thrill.

Rob’s dedication and leadership to our outdoor and hunting heritage prompted Peterson’s Hunting Magazine to name him one of hunting’s 25 most influential personalities of the 20th century.