Hubert "High" Vogel

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010

Hubert (Hugh) J. Vogel was born in Sigourney, Iowa on April 18, I928 to Carl and Bernice Vogel. He is the identical twin brother of Herbert Vogel. Hugh moved to Casper, WY in 1952 where he met his wife of 50 years. Marge passed away in 2004.

Hugh's career has stretched over 50 years in the oilfield  business. He started his career with "Cotton" Wigley with K&W Sales in 1958. With K&W being an agent for Drilco, a division  of Smith International for 15 years, they brought Hugh on board as the District Manager. In 1972  Hugh was  promoted to Rocky Mountain Area Manager. Hugh left Drilco in 1980 and operated Alaskan Oilfield Sales for many years. He has spent the last 20 years working with his longtime friend and partner, Steve Nickson at Supply Company in Casper.

Hugh Vogel's volunteer work, particularly with the Wyoming Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, provided some of the best examples of what one  man with a vision and a mission can accomplish. He has served as the 1st WY State Vice President and the State Treasurer for the NWTF and organized the Big Horn Chapter of the NWTF in Casper.

Hugh was the 2nd  person in NWTF national history to receive the Wild Turkey Rare Breed Award. This award is presented to an outstanding conservationist who pulls service and duty ahead of personal gain from their efforts. Due to his guidance the Big Horn Chapter in Casper is constantly the number two chapter in the nation for raising money for the NWTF.

In September each year, Hugh assists between 7,000 and 10,000  young people who participate in the NWTF JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge Ethics and Sportsmanship) field days and also provides a hands-on learning experience at the Hunting and Fishing Expo. In addition he hired a person with his own money to go into schools with an education box and other tools to educate students about wild turkeys and conservation.

An avid turkey hunter himself, he has harvested all five major subspecies of turkey throughout the US and Mexico. On his 80th birthday, he harvested the Ocellated Turkey in the Yucatan to complete his Royal Slam.

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