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Kenneth Lancaster turkey calling

Kenneth Lancaster

A veteran in the hunting industry, Kenneth Lancaster has become a house-hold name, synonymous with big game hunting and a love for the outdoors, Spending 13 years as a member of the Primos Truth About Hunting team, Kenneth was a regular face on the TV show as well as appearing in numerous DVDs. In 2009, Kenneth joined up with the Bone Collector Team and long-time friend, Michael Waddell. To this day he remains as one of only two pro staff members on the Bone Collector team. Additionally, Kenneth has appeared as a guest on an impressive line up of shows including Realtree Roadtrips, Bone Collector, Monster Bucks, and Swamp People.

If you have followed Kenneth through the years you know he lives by the words “Never apologize for your God Given Right to Hunt.” Being a son of a trapper and the grandson of a commercial fisherman, Kenneth has the outdoors running through his veins. Which is why in 2013 Kenneth fulfilled the life-long dream of starting his own show called, “The Given Right.” During his career Kenneth has traveled throughout North America harvesting multiple big game animals but his true passion is turkey hunting and calling.

Even after years of traveling throughout the country, Kenneth values his southern roots and is proud to call Mississippi “home.” Often times he finds his favorite hunts take place close to home with his girls; wife Holly and two daughters Gracen and Briley, Kenneth has always been known as a fun loving family man that does not always have to kill the biggest animal to enjoy hunting but you will never catch him without a smile on his face and bow or gun close by.

Mark Heck drawing an Xpedition Bow

Mark Heck

Mark grew up in the hills of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Mountains in a coal-mining and farming family, where he was raised in the backwoods hunting tradition.

A shy teenager, Mark passed up a college wrestling scholarship, but he got a nursing degree, and worked several years in hospital administration and psychology. Life changed the day he started his own refrigerated transportation service company, initially based in the Philadelphia/New York corridor. Today, with 57 operating locations managing over 75,000 shipments a month, it’s the largest company of its kind in the US, and one of the biggest in the world. Next, Mark started a technology company providing remote tracking and monitoring of containerized fresh and frozen cargo shipments around in the world.

Applying the same business principles, Mark now has a number of hunting properties where he has set up a high-end QDM program. He enjoys all aspects of hunting and pursues his passion all over the country with the same zeal he had as a kid in the backwoods of Pennsylvania.

Mark has a beautiful family with three daughters and a loving wife.

Jeremy Atkins

Jeremy Atkins has spent his entire life in Grand Island Nebraska. Hunting and the outdoors in general have been his true passion since the day he could remember. After a fourteen year career doing road construction Jeremy started experimenting and testing his own deer attractants and feeds in his garage. As time went on his side hobby of making deer attractants quickly changed his path to forming the company we all know today as Big and J. Due to his obsession in wildlife management and all around love for hunting it became clear Jeremy’s work was going to be a successful road.

Jeremy’ s true passion is deer hunting but if the truth be told there isn’t a species of animal that he wouldn’t pursue with true passion. As Big and J has grown so has Jeremy’s hunting experience. Whether filming hunts with the Bone Collector crew or off in the North woods with the team from Canadian Whitetail TV, Jeremy has gotten to experience some of God’s greatest creations. When the opportunity came about for Jeremy to join the The Given Right team it was a great opportunity to showcase the Big and J products as well as make more memories with true friends.

As Jeremy’s children have become of age his hunting career has taken a new turn.  He has spent much time with his son and two daughters in the outdoors as they are becoming true outdoors enthusiasts.  This is a dream come true for Jeremy. With the love and support of his loving wife Michelle, Jeremy would tell you there really is an overabundance of blessings in his life that he never takes for granted.