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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.

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    • 4.6 • 3K 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 hr 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 hr 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

4.6 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

Bobby Wakelee. ,

So long old friend.

Anyway, it seems as though we are old friends and hunt together for years. IMO your best work was during the early part of the pandemic when you did daily pods to help get us through it. Now that we are seeing some normalcy, bang. Guys punched. Good luck Ben. I know you’ll make Meateater better!

tha badger ,

beware of globalists dressed in outdoor gear

now that nascar is under their thumb, collectivists are targeting the wild sports.

justin_lantz_1 ,

I don’t understand

I truly don’t understand exactly what audience this podcast is trying to attract. Bens internal conflicts that are expressed service no general purpose that I have found after multiple attempts to listen. Maybe I am missing some history on Ben that I need to know, but honestly it was hard to follow along with the episodes I did try and listen to, with that said, you got my follow as I believe Meateater does serve a greater good to the future of hunting and fishing.

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