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Joe King



At a young age Joe was introduced to outdoor sports, hunting and fishing. Over the years he became an accomplished athlete and outdoorsman. In 1980 Joe King became one of the original founding members of the Dirty Dozen Hunting and Fishing Club. In 1999, the Dirty Dozen Hunting & Fishing Club adopted Fall Creek to preserve the natural habitat and clean up the stream.

Eight years after he began the Dirty Dozen Hunting and Fishing club, it had become evident that a youth portion needed to be established In 1988 the Outdoor Youth Exploration Academy was created in an effort to introduce the appreciation and awareness for environmental issues and fishing to urban youth.