179 episodes

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

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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 14 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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    • 53 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 33 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 7 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 6 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 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

NiMiDesign ,

Great

I've been listening for years, lots goes into making this amazing content -nothing else like it!

Walter in Idaho ,

👎

You invite Gilbert on your show, yet you arrogantly demean his 40+ years of knowledge on the subject with your “opinions”, call his expertise “bombastic” and you wonder why he’s upset 🤦‍♂️
Also stop the baseless russian bullsh$t about euro wolves killing people. Stick to your white claw and chewing tobacco

I love this app! The best! ,

Hit & Miss

That’s the most accurate thing I can say is that it’s hit and miss. When it’s at its best it’s really a fantastic podcast. When it’s at its worst then it’s a real tough listen.. unfortunately that swing is episode to episode and there’s not a lot in between best and worst. If you’re like me then there’s a long stretch where you get more than you bargained for with personal politics sold a little condescendingly as the only right outlook on politics/life/hunting. There are a lot of hypocritical hunting ethics and outlooks especially in the early days of the podcast and slightly condescending hunting “purism” that didn’t really float my boat. If you don’t mind filtering through the bad to get to the good then I would recommend listening overall.

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