Today on the show we’re joined by author and host of Meateater TV, Steven Rinella and we’re talking conservation. This is a good one, so settle in and enjoy!

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

– How Steven Rinella explains “what he does” when at a dinner party

– What it’s like to be an outdoor writer and hunter living in New York City or Seattle

– Opening non-hunters’ eyes to hunting and eating wild game

– Bringing new hunters into the fold – a good or bad thing?

– How hunters committed some of the greatest conservation wrongs ever, unbeknownst to them

– The importance of being a hunter-conservationist now

– Looking at hunting from a big picture landscape perspective

– What can a hunter do today to become a better hunter-conservationist?

– Why some conservation issues will simply be inconvenient, and why that should be OK

– The risk of valuing wildlife and habitat in economic terms

– What conservation issues are keeping Steven Rinella up at night right now

– The risk of transferring federal public lands to state control

– Rinella’s take on what’s negatively impacting deer populations, specifically mule deer, across the country

– The inside scoop on Steven’s new books

Show Notes, Resources, Links:

– For more from Steven Rinella, visit

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– To pre-order Steven’s two new books, click here and here

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