R Keller of Delta, Colorado has joined the full time Hunter’s Specialties Pro Staff Team.
JR was born in Pennsylvania, but his family soon moved to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where he grew up chasing elk and turkeys. Growing up the son of a Pennsylvania turkey hunter and living in the land of milk and honey is how JR would describe his childhood in the mountains of Colorado.
Having a father who was an avid turkey hunter, the passion carried on to JR. He was driven to master the art of calling in turkeys to shotgun range. After successfully calling in and harvesting his first turkey at the age of 12 there was no turning back. This lead to competition calling, where he had success at a state level and then ranking on a national level as well. JR’s calling success on stage led him to the opportunity to take a Pro Staff position with Hunter’s Specialties at the young age of 14.
Calling turkeys was just a stepping stone to the full-on excitement of calling in rutting bull elk every fall. From the day he arrowed his first bull elk at age 16, there hasn’t been a September when he isn’t chasing elk. After the rut is over JR switches to waterfowl hunting and enjoys calling birds in to the gun.
As a member of the H.S. Pro Staff, JR presents seminars and in-store promotions and is featured on the Hunters Specialties, The Stuff of Legends TV show and Hunter’s Specialties’ DVDs. He is also involved in product development. JR was instrumental in bringing products such as the Mac Daddy elk call and the Bull Hooker to the market.
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