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Allen Treadwell

Allen Treadwell

Placed in the top 10 in 3 out of 4 World Cups in 2002. Average score 121/125. Ranked as high as 12th in the world. Should be in top 10 when new world rankings come out. He is the only person inside the top 30 in the world that was born in the 80's. 2002 Review: Jan--Golden Bear Championships, Los Angeles, CA 1st Place. March--ACUI Collegiate National Shoot, San Antonio, TX 1st Place International Skeet, 2nd Place American Trap, 2nd for 5-Stand, 1st overall, 2002 Collegiate Champion. March--Congressional Sportsman's Federation 1st Place. April--ISSF World Cup, Sydney, Australia 8th Place. April--ISSF World Cup, Shanghai, China 6th Place. May--World Championships Team Selection Match, Atlanta, GA 3rd Place which placed him on World Championship Team. July--World Championships, Lahti, Finland Silver Team Medal. August--Interservice Match, Columbus, GA 2nd Place. Tied National Record for a 200 bird match. 195/200 international skeet. August--ISSF World Cup, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 5th Place Team Gold Medal. In 2002, also set 2 national records: a three-man team record (364/375) along with Mark Weeks and Todd Graves. This was only 2 off the world record. He also set the record for the most targets broke out of 30! Selected as Missouri Athlete of the Year for 2000 out of a field of 37,000.


Angie Ryan

Angie Ryan

Angie began hunting only 7 years ago. She has successfully taken several species of North American Animals with a bow which include dall and desert sheep, elk, black bear and kodiak brown bear. She has a great love and dedication to the sport of hunting and for the outdoors.


Bob Foulkrod

Bob Foulkrod

As hunting’s most visible and likable personality, Bob Foulkrod’s incisive commentary on the sport can be seen, heard and read all across North America!

Starting his 25th year as a hunting consultant, he is considered by many to be the world’s premier hunter.

Bob is the founder and chief instructor of the highly regarded Bob Foulkrod/Golden Eagle Bowhunting School in his hometown of Troy, Pennsylvania.

Foulkrod’s mission is to share his knowledge so others can become better sportsmen. A man of many seasons, Foulkrod is a consummate professional who eats, lives and breathes the sport of hunting! Thanks to Bob’s boundless enthusiasm and energy, the word is spreading.


Brenda Valentine

Brenda Valentine

Brenda Valentine is an award winning author, photographer, speaker, television and video personality, but above all she is an accomplished hunter with a genuine love for nature and a shining ambassador for the hunting industry. She is relentless in her mission of introducing and promoting hunting in an ethical manner to women, children and nonhunters. Brenda enthusiastically relays the wonders of nature, the laws of conservation and the rewards of hunting to all.

Valentine literally grew up in the woods and was hunting before she learned to walk. Born and raised in rural northwestern Tennessee where hunting has always played an important part of the culture, Brenda ultimately became extremely knowledgeable in all areas of woodsmanship and animal behavior. She is proficient with all types of firearms and archery equipment. Brenda competed in professional archery shoots on the national level for many years accumulating dozens of first place state and regional championship titles including the 1991 IBO Ladies Team National Champion. Valentine has hunted extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Africa, enjoying the challenge of each species but proclaims the whitetail deer and wild turkey as her favorite game animals.

Hunter Education, National Bowhunter Education, Becoming an Outdoors Woman, A Sporting Chance, Wheelin' Sportsmen and Women in the Outdoors are but a few of Brenda's special interests programs. She puts many hours and much effort each year toward the success of each organization. Valentine is a National Spokesperson for the National Wild Turkey Federation's Women In TheOutdoors program, serves on the Pope & Young Club's Conservation Committee and is on the Board of Directors of the juvenile mentoring program, "A Sporting Chance." She is the only woman to date to receive the Knight Rifle,"Master Hunter" award. Brenda is a six-year member of RedHead Professional Hunting Team and a co-host of the award winning "OUTDOOR WORLD" television program. She is currently a nominee for the TNSports Hall of Fame for her archery accomplishments. Brenda hosts her own Ladies Bowhunting School and a Ladies whitetail deer hunt each fall. Her trademarked title, "The First Lady of Hunting," is certainly appropriate and well deserved.


Jerry Martin

Jerry Martin

It is unusual for an all-around outdoorsman to bring pioneering accomplishments of ethical hunting and conservation to the forefront of hunters' minds and the outdoor industry. But Jerry Martin has definitely left his mark. As Captain of the RedHead Pro Hunting Team, Co-host of Bass Pro Shops 100% Real Hunting show on the Versus Network, and Co-host of Bass Pro Shops King of Bucks show on the Outdoor Channel Jerry has done just that.

Martinís hunting days started at age 5 or 6, when his dad took him hunting for squirrels and chasing rabbits with beagles. "Dad expected 50 squirrels from a box of shells," Martin says chuckling as he reminisces about those days, "and I tried not to disappoint." Perhaps that is the reason Martin became an expert marksman with a rifle, compound bow, pistol, and muzzleloader.

Upon graduating from high school, Martin served a 4-year tour in the U.S. Navy-Airborne division from 1966-1970. During his time in the Navy, he took every opportunity to hunt in different parts of the country when he had military leave. After Martin finished his naval service, he went to work on a 70,000 acre cattle ranch in Arizona. The ranch was a paradise for him, loaded with mule deer, javalina, coyotes, quail, and rabbits. It was there that Martin got his first taste of guiding mule deer and elk in the high country. After five years of ranching, he attended college at Central Arizona College in Coolidge, AZ. But a short time later, Martin decided it was time to move back to Missouri, where he started his profession as a brick layer. He also began teaching seminars on calling and hunting wild turkeys which is his passion. He started the first turkey hunting school in Missouri. After five years, Martin became restless and went to Alaska for a short time, hunting moose, brown bear, and Dall sheep in the fall on the Alaskan countryside. In 1984, Martin moved back to Springfield, Missouri for good. He continued his brick layer job, while starting the Ozark Mountain Guide business with his brother, Bob Martin.  As the business grew, Martin and his brother hired several other guides for largemouth, walleye, and crappie to help them on nine lakes around the Springfield area. In 1987, Johnny Morris, a long-time hunting and fishing friend, was planning to expand the hunting side of the Bass Pro Shops' product line, and knew just the right man to help.

Morris offered Martin the opportunity of a lifetime, a career that combined all of his outdoor passions and expertise. Martin used his expertise to assist in the research and development of product at Bass Pro Shops by evaluating and testing new fishing and hunting gear. Martin also began appearing on TV shows on the TNN Network during this time. At Bass Pro Shops, Jerry found his second paradise.

In 1993, Morris and Martin had an idea. Knowing the value of TV and its success for many of the Bass Pro Shops fishing pros, they decided to start a pro hunting team which was the catalyst for the hunting portion of early Bass Pro Shops television.  "We hand-picked people who would work well together as a Team and present hunting in a good light," says Martin.  Morris and Martin scoured the nation, selecting the high profile hunters to represent Bass Pro Shops and help increase Bass Pro Shopsí hunting presence within the industry.  Along with Martin, the pro hunting team includes Bob Foulkrod, Walter Parrot, Jim Ryan, Allen Treadwell, and Brenda Valentine. With the years of experience and hunting knowledge, this Team has helped to produce some of the best equipment available for Bass Pro Shops' customers.

While assisting with product research and development, TV shows, and the pro hunting team, Jerry was exposed to conservation organizations such as the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). His experience with these groups helped develop his desire to pass on to the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts the importance of conservation, which also helped formulate the vision to start a team of young hunters to inspire our youth to become interested in the outdoors. The Next Generation Team at Bass pro Shops was founded using a group of male and female young hunters and anglers from various states. Since its formation, the Next Generation Team has been used exclusively in a Next Generation TV show and captivated an audience of young people all over America.

Martin's humble nature and genuine disposition does not boast of his numerous accomplishments throughout the years. In his hunting career, he has had dozens of trophy whitetail deer kills, several scoring over 200.  Martin has killed dozens of Turkey Grand Slams with muzzleloader, bow and centerfire, and a few Turkey Royal Slams too. Martin has hunted for all types of animals across the nation and in countries around the world. Whether he's hunting deer in Kansas or an elephant in Africa, Martin understands the importance ethics play.  He believes in ethical shooting and holds himself to high standards when it comes to his marksmanship. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with first time hunters, youth, and celebrities from country singers to NASCAR drivers. It does not take long to see the impact Martin has made in the outdoor industry and the wide range of people he has influenced. In August 2008, he was recognized for his accomplishments. Martin was inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN. This impressive honor is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a passion for the outdoors in both fishing and hunting and whose actions and high ethical standards serve as the guidelines for the entire outdoor community. Martin joins the short list of people to receive such a prestigious honor among the hunting community.


Jim Ryan

Jim Ryan

Jim Ryan took his first big game animal with a bow and arrow at age 9. Since then he has successfully hunted every North American big game species, more than 30 exotic African big game species, including a rhino and the Siberian bear with archery equipment. Jim's artful collection of wildlife exhibits have been an intergral part of the Bass Pro Shops Wildlife Museum.


Rob Keck

Rob Keck

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.


Walter Parrott

Walter Parrott

One of the greatest turkey callers ever - the only person ever to win every major turkey calling championship in the U.S. - Walter Parrot is an accomplished all-around hunter with several big game trophies to his credit.


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