Rob Keck is Director of Conservation for Bass Pro Shops and is a member of their RedHead Pro Hunting Team. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Wonders of Wildlife Museum in Springfield, Missouri.
Rob has been a driving force in hunting and conservation for more than 3 decades, and led the National Wild Turkey Federation for 27 years as its CEO, where he played a major role in the restoration of the wild turkey across the US, Canada, and Mexico. He led the way in outreach programs, breaking down barriers to hunting for youth, women, and those with disabilities. Most notably, Rob founded the Families Afield Program that has recruited well over three quarters of a million new hunters.
During the George W. Bush administration, he was appointed to the Sporting Conservation Council by Interior Secretary Gayle Norton and was later reappointed by Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, advising both the secretaries of Interior and Agriculture on conservation matters.
Rob Keck has been a pioneer in outdoor television, breaking in with The Nashville Network (TNN), and is known for his long time hosting and producing the award winning ‘Turkey Call’, ‘Turkey Country’, and ‘Get in the Game’ television. Presently, he is seen on Bass Pro Shop’s ‘King of Bucks’ as well as Hunter’s Specialties TV’ and ‘Boone and Crockett Country’.
Rob served as Grand Marshall for NASCAR’s Bass Pro Shops Atlanta 500 race in 2003, 04, 05 and 2006. He is a past US Open and World Champion turkey caller and was the first hunter to take a wild turkey in every state with a turkey hunting season (49) in the US, plus birds in Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, and New Zealand. He is a passionate big game hunter having hunted from above the Arctic Circle to the South Island of New Zealand.
Rob Keck’s dedication and leadership to America’s hunting heritage prompted ‘Peterson’s Hunting Magazine’ to name him one of “Hunting’s 25 Most Influential Personalities of the 20th Century”.
*Rob is a 2005 graduate of the National Security Seminar from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.