From deep within the veins of the Award Winning production studio, Rusted Rooster, flows a new era in whitetail television. Hosted by brothers and perennial favorites, Chris and Casey Keefer, Rival Wild paints an incredible story from opening day, to the seasons end. Throughout the fall of 2013, the Keefer bros. set out to tell the tale of what it’s like to rival one piece of whitetail heaven in central Illinois.
This gripping new series showcases the natural ebbs and flows of learning a piece of ground. Undoubtedly, the whitetail game can be maniacal, from the early days of bow season, to the ironman hunts of January, and for 4 months straight the camera’s never quit rolling. Follow along as they unravel the mystery that is whitetail season.
The elder Keefer brother by four years, he got his start in the hunting industry by working as a whitetail guide. That experience shaped him into a diligent student of the whitetail game. As co-host of BackCountry Quest and Dropped, Chris spends countless hours in pursuit of a wide array of big game trophies in some of the world’s most epic destinations.
His ability to capture the essence of the hunt and share it with viewers is a huge reason why he’s an acclaimed outdoorsman and filmmaker, as well as one of the industry’s most respected pro staffers. Chris is focused on educating viewers about the gear he trusts for his safety and success.
Casey Keefer began hunting at an early age, and was addicted from the get-go. With a goal of turning his bowhunting passion into his life’s work, he followed the same path as Chris and guided whitetail hunters for several seasons. After a few seasons of consistently putting his clients in front of trophy-class deer, Casey quickly evolved from hunting guide to popular television personality.
His intensity, honesty and ability to tell an authentic, compelling story with cutting-edge production value has made Casey a fan favorite personality and a highly sought after pro staffer for many of the top brands in the outdoor industry. He’s a self professed whitetail addict who spends more than 250 days a year studying, scouting and hunting big bucks!