Growing up in Stephenville, Texas, David Steele’s father was a game warden for the Lone Star State. Hunting and fishing were around every corner, setting fire to one of David’s own lifelong passions.
His role—development director for The Duck Hunters Organization—has a focus on the greater Dallas/Fort Worth metro area as well as additional areas of Texas and northern Louisiana.
“Being able to support a mission that aligns my passions for hunting and relationship building, while helping to provide resources to sustainably grow the duck population for generations to come, is a true blessing,” said Steele. “I’m driven by the passion for building relationships and helping others achieve their goals and am looking forward to doing this in Texas with Delta Waterfowl.”
His scholastic background includes a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University, a master’s in kinesiology from the University of Texas-Pan American, and an MBA from the University of Oregon in advanced strategy and leadership and sports business.
“After spending 15 years in coaching and sports business after college, my passion for relationship building, hunting, conservation, and education positioned me to be at Delta. I could not be more excited,” Steele said.
Steele says that wherever his family is would be his favorite place to hunt. “I’ve had the opportunity to pursue elk in Oregon and Colorado; whitetail, upland game, and waterfowl throughout Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Kansas, but I have learned that all places are amazing with the people I care about by my side,” Steele said. He claims wood ducks as his favorite waterfowl to pursue.
His free time is spent in the outdoors with his wife Sarah and two daughters, Kadence and Hadley, teaching the girls to hunt and fish or simply sharing recipes and cooking photos with anyone who will listen. He also loves to enjoy live music wherever it is played.
Steele is based in McKinney, Texas, with his family and two dogs—a basset hound named Birdie and a rottweiler named Shiner.