122 episodes

A show that 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.

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The Hunting Collective MeatEater

    • Wilderness
    • 4.8, 63 Ratings

A show that 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 MeatEater, Inc.

    Ep. 128: Watch for Rattlers and Be Careful with Those Guns: A Conversation with Texas Legend Wyman Meinzer

    Ep. 128: Watch for Rattlers and Be Careful with Those Guns: A Conversation with Texas Legend Wyman Meinzer

    On this week's episode, Ben, Phil and Joe talk through the current state of affairs in this country, answer some questions about regenerative agriculture, and admit to some hypocrisies. In the interview portion of the show we're joined by Texas legend Wyman Meinzer to talk about growing up in the Big Empty, killing and regret, and avoiding rattlers as a kid. Enjoy.

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Ep. 127: Bear Butchering Interrupted, the Trouble with Supply Chains, and a Plant-Based Meat Takeover with Nick Halla from Impossible Foods

    Ep. 127: Bear Butchering Interrupted, the Trouble with Supply Chains, and a Plant-Based Meat Takeover with Nick Halla from Impossible Foods

    On this week's show, Ben and Phil read a listener email that suggests Shane Mahoney might be a higher power, tease a story about crapping your pants in the woods, and check in on what's happening on Memorial Day. In the interview portion of the show, Ben chats with Nick Halla, SVP of International for Impossible Foods, about their quest to eliminate animal agriculture from our food system by 2035. That is followed up by a conversation with Robby Sansom from Force of Nature Meats about his company's alternative to Impossible's plan. Enjoy. 

     

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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Ep. 126: Bear Attack Turned Urban Legend: The True Story Behind the Gruesome Images that Shocked the Internet with Bret Bohn

    Ep. 126: Bear Attack Turned Urban Legend: The True Story Behind the Gruesome Images that Shocked the Internet with Bret Bohn

    On today's podcast, we're joined by MeatEater's Sam Lungren and Joe Ferronato to discuss one of the wildest stories we've ever encountered. It's the gruesome tale of a grizzly bear attack involving 33-year-old Wasilla, Alaska resident and hunting guide Bret Bohn and his father, Glenn.

    Back in 2016 Bret saved his 77-year-old dad by killing a 9-foot grizzly as it mauled his face. Glenn amazingly survived and just as notably, Bret took pictures and video of his dad’s gruesome injuries soon after the bear was dead.  

    The resulting mix of compelling story and shocking documentation would lay the perfect groundwork for a viral event online. Everyone wanted to know more about the bloody scene, why Bret had taken the photos, and how the hell either of them had survived. We have the exclusive story. 

     

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    • 2 hrs 35 min
    Ep. 125: Baiting and Backyard Bird Feeders, Game Laws During the Apocalypse, and Our Place in the Natural World with Shane Mahoney

    Ep. 125: Baiting and Backyard Bird Feeders, Game Laws During the Apocalypse, and Our Place in the Natural World with Shane Mahoney

    This week Miles Nolte joins Ben and Phil to talk about baiting and backyard bird feeders, game laws during the apocalypse, filming hunting TV during the quarantine, and whether hunting is selfish or selfless. In the interview portion of the show, Shane Mahoney weighs in on how this pandemic is helping us understand our place in the natural world, whether hunting license sales will increase in the long term, and how our Model of Conservation creates real value for wildlife. Enjoy. 

     

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    • 2 hrs 16 min
    Ep. 124: New York's Idiotic Deer Vasectomy Plan, Lab-Grown Meat Conspiracies, The Great Pea Debate, and the Flavors of Spring with Jesse Griffiths

    Ep. 124: New York's Idiotic Deer Vasectomy Plan, Lab-Grown Meat Conspiracies, The Great Pea Debate, and the Flavors of Spring with Jesse Griffiths

    On this week's show, we're joined by Pat Durkin and Spencer Neuharth to update the aftermath of Phil's first crap in the woods, tell the story of Three Toes the legendary wolf, and take a look a New York's idiotic deer vasectomy plan. In the interview segment, Ben is joined by chef and restauranteur Jesse Griffiths to talk about running a restaurant during the pandemic, eating local, the value of peas, and the best flavors of spring. Enjoy. 

     

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    • 2 hrs 3 min
    Ep. 123: Turkey Season Failures, Six Degrees of Alpha-Gal Syndrome, and Beauty and Horror in the Natural World with Donnie Vincent

    Ep. 123: Turkey Season Failures, Six Degrees of Alpha-Gal Syndrome, and Beauty and Horror in the Natural World with Donnie Vincent

    On this week’s show, we’re joined by Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt to get an update on the failures of turkey season, talk vasectomies, hear about Phil’s first crap in the woods, and answer some emails. We’re also joined by our favorite listener, Eric Hall, to hear about his quarantine perspective. Finally, filmmaker and conservationist Donnie Vincent joins Ben for a great conversation about how to get by during these tough times. Enjoy.

     

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    • 2 hrs 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 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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