Casey Hojara is a 7th generation Florida Gladesman whose roots in the heritage of our hunting tradition is as deep and rich as his family's history. As a young child, Casey's love of the outdoors was cultivated by his great-grandfather and his grandfather, “Alligator” Ron Bergeron who first introduced him to fishing in the canals and backwaters of South Florida. As a boy, he accompanied his grandfather on hunting and fishing trips where he matured as an outdoorsman. Now, at age 37, he is married with two young boys ages 4 and 6. Casey and his wife are passing on the tradition and the lessons he learned from his grandfather to their sons Hudson and Luke.
Casey has been featured on Realtree Roadtrips, Bill Jordan’s Realtree Outdoors, Headhunters TV, and The Habit. In 2016 he guided Realtree Producer Phillip Culpepper on the first ever turkey killed with a 410 pistol on film, which was a finalist for “Best Turkey Hunt of Year 2016” at the Golden Moose Awards.
Casey is also involved in conservation efforts through his work with NWTF as a chapter president and across the many projects related to restoration of the Everglades and Big Cypress National Parks. He continues to work closely on these and other conservation projects with his grandfather who has been a commissioner with the Florida Wildlife Commission for the last 10 years. His focus is on habitat restoration and youth recruitment into the hunting tradition. His guiding principles are simple. He believes in faith, family, friends and the outdoors. It is these principles which guide him and keep him grounded in the outdoor lifestyle we all love.