Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio will feature the young guns of conservation and how they’re working right now to make a difference. Joining host Rob Keck is Bryan Burhans, deputy executive director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and Brandon Butler, executive director of the Conservation Federation of Missouri. The show will air Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time on RURAL RADIO’s SiriusXM channel 80.

Brandon Butler, executive director of the Conservation Federation of Missouri
Brandon Butler, executive director of the Conservation Federation of Missouri

Burhans, former CEO of the American Chestnut Foundation, outlines how that organization has made progress in bringing back the American Chestnut tree. In addition, he talks about the many different hunting opportunities that Pennsylvania has to offer and his agency’s role in managing Keystone State wildlife resources. The Conservation Federation of Missouri works to better the state’s natural resources and Butler covers how advocating for sensible conservation legislation regarding clean water, hunting opportunities and wildlife management is one way the organization accomplishes its mission.

Each week, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World draws upon outdoor experts from across the country. Show host Rob Keck, Bass Pro Shops’ director of conservation and a Redhead® pro hunter, and his guests provide listeners with the latest information about hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation.

Bass Pro Shops, a leading retailer of equipment for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and other outdoor pursuits, operates 88 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 116 million outdoor enthusiasts every year. Bass Pro Shops is also a company that invests in efforts to conserve America’s natural resources. From wildlife and fisheries conservation to introducing young people to the outdoors to cultivate the next generation of natural resource stewards, Bass Pro Shops supports the conservation community at national and local levels.


Tammy Sapp,, 417-873-5022

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2 thoughts on “Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Features the Young Guns of Conservation

  1. While I’m 40, an ecologist, and very interested to hear Mr. Burhan’s interview, can we please get some “young guns” under the age of 40. There are lots of talented young people out there who are trying to make big changes. The torch kind of sailed past Generation X in no small part because the Boomers stayed in their conservation leadership jobs until age 70-75. Most of the large conservation organizations had “forced/encouraged” retirements in the last few years because after 30, 40, 45 years, staff refused to move on. Hopefully Bass Pro “gets it” and gets engaged with the next full two generations that have entered the field of conservation.

  2. The pa game commission? That’s funny. The most hated hunter oriented agency in the entire nation. And the guy mentioned is likely no different than the rest at his place of employment. Environmental extreme jokes.

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