Meet Robert Abernethy, a turkey expert from South Carolina who appeared on Netflix’s MeatEater. Since fans were intrigued by his expertise, they wanted to learn more about him. This article covers information on his wife, his age, and his children. Furthermore, it also brings information on his social media reach.
Keep on scrolling to learn more about him.
Robert Abernethy On MeatEater
Robert Abernethy appeared on Netflix’s MeatEater as a wild turkey expert. Viewers will see Steven Rinella and his friends in season 10 part 2 learning how to spearfish in Hawaii, hunt feral goats, and head to Mexico to track down some Elk. Steven is skilled but could use some added knowledge from the experts on his journey hence we meet Robert.
Steve hopes to finish off his Royal Turkey Slam, achieved by bagging all five subspecies of the American wild turkey—a quest that’s been a decade in the making. These two turkey hunting fanatics celebrate with a delicious meal of grilled and stuffed wild turkey breast.
The show returned for the 10th installment on 2 February 2022.
Robert Abernethy Age
Reportedly born on 7 January 1956, Robert Abernethy is 66 years old as of 2022.
Is Robert Abernethy On Instagram?
No, Robert Abernethy doesn’t seem to be on any of the social media platforms.
Robert Abernethy Wife
Robert Abernethy is married to his wife Yvonne Abernethy. Although there is no information on how long they have been married, they have been married for over 32 years. Information on the public domain suggests that Yvonne is 64 years old as of 2022 and was born in July 1957.
Robert and Yvonne share two children, Erin Abernethy and Garrett Abernethy.
Garrett Abernathy is a Mechanical Engineer by profession. He had worked with URS Corporation, An AECOM Company as an intern. He also worked as Research & Development/Product Design Engineer in Hoyt Archery Inc. Born on 3 March 1992, Garrett is 29 years old.
Moreover, Garrett is in a relationship with Carli Cochran. Both Garrett and Carli are professional archers who brought home more than two bronze medals from World University Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. They have been dating each other since June 2009. They reportedly met each other at the Lancaster Archery Classic in 2009 and started dating during the Gold Cup USAT event later that year.
Read more about them here.
Robert and his wife, Yvonne also have a daughter named Erin Foster Abernethy Corvallis. She is the older sister of Garrett who turned 32 years old in April 2021.
Robert Abernethy Job
Robert Abernethy is a wildlife biologist from South Carolina. He grew up hunting and fishing especially while spending his summer on his grandfather’s farm in North Carolina. Yet, he had never seen a wild turkey till he was an adult. Yet, decades later, Robert led the charge for the National Wild Turkey Federation in a successful quest to restore the wild turkey throughout North America.
For his contributions toward the restoration of wild turkey and wildlife habitat conservation, Robert received the NWTF’s Henry S. Mosby Award on 16 February 2013 at the annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show. Robert, who first harvested a turkey while completing his doctorate studies in Louisiana more than 37 years ago, can now boast of seeing wild turkeys in all 48 continental states plus Hawaii, including on his grandfather’s property in eastern North Carolina.
His major initiatives were; the relocation (trap and transfer) of wild turkeys throughout the continent for the NWTF; the development of a timber stewardship program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service that allows the NWTF to harvest timber and use the proceeds on forest management projects and the growth of the NWTF’s staff of wildlife biologists from four to more than 50.
Furthermore, Robert is also served as the president of Longleaf Alliance (since September 2012), a nonprofit organization based in Alabama that focuses on planting longleaf pines – an ideal habitat for wildlife, including wild turkeys and a good crop for landowners. He oversees all Alliance activities in the 9-state range of the Longleaf Pine.
Additionally, Robert has worked all over the US and Canada on projects as varied as waterfowl and wetlands research, wild turkey restoration, and habitat restoration of Louisiana marshes, bottomland hardwood forests, Carolina bays, oak savannahs, and longleaf pine forests.
Where Is Robert Abernethy From?
Robert Abernethy currently resides in Aiken, South Carolina. He was born to George R. Abernethy and Virginia Kornegay Abernethy. He has a brother named Richard Abernethy who lives with his wife Cherie in Atlanta, Georgia.
Where Did Robert Abernethy Recieve His Education?
Robert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in wetlands ecology from Louisiana State University.