Ben O'Brien

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


Ep. 148: Battling for the Moral High Ground, Animal Rights as a Human Construct, and New Jersey’s Bear Hunt Drama with Brian Lynn of the Sportsmen’s Alliance

Ep. 147: Finding Common Ground with Animal Rights Activist Paul Bashir

Ep. 146: A Wild and Whole Governor, the Sizzler Changes Our Lives, and How to Butcher a Deer with Danielle Prewett

Ep. 145: Roadtrip Tips, Dream Hunting Rigs, Pick Your One Gun, and More on Ask the Eagle with Janis Putelis

Ep. 144: Bear Grease Predicts the Weather, Connecting Hunting to God, and Elk Failures with Clay Newcomb and His Flashy Mules

Ep. 143: Ryan “Cal” Callaghan on His New Pup, Yelling “Snort” in a Crowed Place, Dirty Public Land Mattresses, and Big-Ass Grizzly Bear Encounters

Ep. 142: That Time Remi Warren Rescued His Future Wife and What Hunters of All Skill Levels Need to Know About Elk

Ep. 141: The End of Living Off the Land in Louisiana, the Market for Alligators, and Catching Dinosaurs with Swamp People’s Troy and Jacob Landry

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Ep. 140: Burying the Hatchet with Dr. Barrie “Salty” Gilbert and Why We Seek Trophies with Chris Darimont