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Ben O'Brien

Ben O'Brien

Ben O’Brien is a writer, editor, former host of The Hunting Collective podcast and a member of the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Board of Directors.

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Ego, Money, Smiles and Outrage: The Mainstream Media’s Trophy Hunting Doctrine

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Ego, Money, Smiles and Outrage: The Mainstream Media’s Trophy Hunting Doctrine

Back in 2013, outdoors TV host and personality Melissa Bachman legally killed a lion in South Africa during a guided hunt in the Maroi Conservancy. For her, there was a big reason to celebrate. She shared photos on social media of her sitting behind the dead lion along with the caption: “An...