As a 2nd Grader from Marysville, KS, Ronnie was introduced to upland bird and deer hunting by his grandfather, David Curtis Carter. Ronnie learned about the outdoors from that man who made a name for himself as a multi-year Bird Dog Trial Champion in South Carolina and owner of Carter’s Shooting Preserve. Several years later, Ronnie’s passion for chasing upland birds shifted to waterfowl after his first afternoon duck hunt outside of Mound City, MO. After 22 years as a country music on-air radio personality, Ronnie decided to parlay that experience into his passion for the outdoors with the creation of Heartland Waterfowl. Ronnie and his wife, Rachael have one daughter, Reagan born in August 2013 and a Boykin Spaniel named Roscoe.