20 Questions w/Joe Keckeisen
- Where are you from? Where do you live now?
Grew up in Sussex, WI and now live in Monches, WI.
- If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Fortunately, with my fulltime and part-time job, I have had the opportunity to travel the world. That said, my roots are deep in WI.
- What’s your favorite animal to hunt and/or fish to catch?
Hunting no doubt whitetail and fishing I am a sucker for fishing big largemouths.
- What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Part of me wanted to be a rock and roll star but more of me wanted to be like my Dad. I chose that ladder and have no regrets what so ever.
- What’s an ideal weekend for you?
A well planned weekend in the woods. Experiencing all that the Lord has provided for us.
- What’s your favorite sports team?
Milwaukee Brewers. Go Crew!
- What’s your favorite beer?
That’s like asking me what my favorite lure is. Just too many to choose from. I am a craft beer nerd! So that said, the holy grail beer for me was the limited run of Bell’s Batch 9000. For an everyday beer, I often reach for Good City Brewing Mosaic IPA. Delicious!
- What’s your favorite gun/bow?
That’s a tough one but the current bow I have now is hard to beat which is a Bear Kuma. My Xpedition Xcentric 7 is a solid bow as well. Not much of a rifle hunter, so I will say my Beretta Trap special which has helped me get a few 25s over the years.
- What’s your favorite wild game meal?
Bear. So many ways to prepare a great bear steak. Just love the flavor!
- Favorite music genre? Artist?
Oh boy… all over the map with this one. Genre I am more of a metal guy but love my classic and I mean classic country. 50’s and 60’s! Favorite band no doubt is Clutch. Straight forward rock and roll since they started in 1991 and are still putting out great new music today with the same 4 members that started it all.
- Dog or cat person? Breed? Name of pet?
Dog for sure. I’m a lab guy. Kya is my current female British lab trained for shed hunting and tracking wounded whitetails.
- What drives you?
Passion. Something that my father set forward for me and is what drives me in everything I do on a serious level. I thank the Lord every day that I have the burning passion to chase my dreams.
- Who are your heroes?
My parents that made me who I am, my wife who is always by my side, my son who I have some much admiration for being who he is, and everyone serving or who have served in the US military.
- What would you name your boat if you had one?
- Where’d you go to college?
WCTC then onto MSOE
- What TV character would you be?
- What’s your favorite day to hunt?
- What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done and would you do it again?
Drag race motorcycles
- What’s your biggest pet peeve?
- What’s your favorite piece of Legendary Whitetails apparel?
My closet is comprised of mostly LW gear for everyday wear as well as my hunting clothes. That’s a tough one but I have to go with the HuntGuard Camo. It has kept me warm in -20 Wisconsin weather for hours. Can’t say that about most camo.