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The Hunting Collective with host Ben O'Brien covers the ideologies and philosophies of the modern hunter while touching on key ideas like conservation, our value systems and how to construct a better public image. A recurring cast of top hunting voices help drive the conversation and keep things pretty damn interesting. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.

The Hunting Collective MeatEater

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 66 Ratings

The Hunting Collective with host Ben O'Brien covers the ideologies and philosophies of the modern hunter while touching on key ideas like conservation, our value systems and how to construct a better public image. A recurring cast of top hunting voices help drive the conversation and keep things pretty damn interesting. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.

    Ep. 177: Good Phil Hunting: Endgame

    Ep. 177: Good Phil Hunting: Endgame

    In the final episode of The Hunting Collective, Phil the Engineer becomes a hunter.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 176: Phil's First Hunt, Part 1

    Ep. 176: Phil's First Hunt, Part 1

    Follow along as Phil the Engineer heads out on his first turkey hunt. 

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    • 56 min
    Ep. 175: Turkey Trek Part Deux, Bipartisan Parties, and Getting Ready to Rendezvous with BHA's Land Tawney and Rachel Schmidt

    Ep. 175: Turkey Trek Part Deux, Bipartisan Parties, and Getting Ready to Rendezvous with BHA's Land Tawney and Rachel Schmidt

    On this episode, Ben and Phil recap First Lite's Trek for Turkeys and read stories of podcast listeners that have had success this spring. In the interview portion of the show, Ben is joined by BHA's Land Tawney and Rachel Schmidt to talk about the 2021 Rendezvous and why gathering to celebrate public lands means much more this year. Enjoy.

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Ep. 174: Trek for Turkeys 2021, Thank You Dad, and the Desire to Possess Animals with Shane Mahoney

    Ep. 174: Trek for Turkeys 2021, Thank You Dad, and the Desire to Possess Animals with Shane Mahoney

    In this week's episode, Ben and Phil are joined by First Lite's Conservation Manager Ford Van Fossan to discuss the Trek for Turkeys 2021 and how it all benefits the NWTF. In the interview portion of the show, Ben is joined by Shane Mahoney to reflect on past conversations, discuss the desire to possess animals, and get an update on the Wild Harvest Initiative. Enjoy.

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    • 2 hrs 13 min
    Ep. 173: The Beginning of the End, Elk Don't Want to Die, and Animal Rights as a Conservation Model with Dr. Robert C. Jones

    Ep. 173: The Beginning of the End, Elk Don't Want to Die, and Animal Rights as a Conservation Model with Dr. Robert C. Jones

    On this week's episode, Ben and Phil check in with California chapter leader Nurry Hong to talk about what's happening in his state, including an inspiring story of a disabled hunter who's kicking ass in the field. In the interview portion of the show, Ben chats with his favorite vegan and animal rights believer Dr. Robert C. Jones about whether animal rights ideologies could actually be translated into a model for conservation. You can find Robert's work by clicking here. Enjoy. 

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    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Ep. 172: Texas Turkey Success, Phil's Burner Account, Sit/Git versus Run/Gun, and Top Turkey States with Sam Soholt

    Ep. 172: Texas Turkey Success, Phil's Burner Account, Sit/Git versus Run/Gun, and Top Turkey States with Sam Soholt

    On this week's episode, Ben reports back on his turkey success in Texas and his pure, unadulterated excitement for the rest of the season. The guys also cover the philosophical debate that is sit/git versus run/gun and update the progress of THC's regional chapters. In the interview portion of the show, Sam Soholt checks in with his top turkey hunting destinations and his new conservation campaign. Enjoy. 
     
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    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

C-37+ ,

Monster moose

After a long day of running our two hunter we’re stopped by
Spoiled by other hunters?

2014 repeat thank you so much this heart pounding stress free
Enjoyment

Zac.Atallah ,

Find Em and Grind em

Worth the review, is the Hunting Collective,
Benny O’Brien, with a worthy perspective,
Fulfilling my ears, on the weekly,
You can’t forget Phil, behind the glass oh so meekly.

I love hearing from guests, like Janis and Cal,
Come with great info? They certainly shall!

One thing that gets me, as a pet peeve,
Is that this is less known, than the pod with a bloke named ‘Steve’.

If you’re after content of the great outdoors,
Then plug in your headphones, and tighten your drawers,
Buckle up folks, because it can fiesty,
Like the vegans, who were quite icey.

I have a lot to say, about this great podcast,
But when it comes to it, I just can’t be assed,
To keep this rhyme going, though I surely could,
I just hope I win, THAT’D be good!

I don’t know where this is going, which is a shame,
Because I really want to win that giveaway game...

Cheers,

Zac Atallah, poet and all-around Fan-boy

beebop&nockSteady ,

Bens Passion and love for all things outdoors is contagious AF

In My top 3 hunting podcasts no doubt,
Benny and the guests he has on the Hunting Collective are true outdoors people, the knowledge that is shared and discussions that are had are both intellectually stimulating, entertaining and thought provoking! A must listen for anyone that enjoys the outdoors even non hunters!
Highly recommend this one!!!

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