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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. 136: An Unnamed Cocktail, the Value of Hunting Naps, and Complicated Mountain Goat Management with Pete Muennich

Wildlife Management

17 Kills in Two Months: A Cougar’s Summer Diet in Yellowstone National Park

17 Kills in Two Months: A Cougar’s Summer Diet in Yellowstone National Park


Ep. 135: Wolves Aren’t Great Hunters, a Cougar’s 17 Kills in Two Months, and Finding the Predator’s Purpose with Yellowstone National Park’s Dr. Daniel Stahler

Ep. 134: Phil’s a Duck Hunter Now, Accidentally Fishing with Firecrackers, and a Balanced Backcountry Marriage with Hillary and Ryan Lampers

Ep. 133: A Tribute to the Late Jim Posewitz, a Non-Discussion about the New Zealand Tahr Cull, and Achieving a Fair Kill with Dr. James Tantillo

Ep. 132: Bipartisan Action and The Great American LWCF Challenge with BHA’s Land Tawney, Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH)

Ep. 131: PETA’s Tofu Propaganda, the Trouble with Cancel Culture, and Pro Snowboarder Mark Carter Has Nothing to Hide

Ep. 130: A Dumper Gets Redemption, the Liberal Hunter Match Game, and Challenging the Anti-Meat Movement with Robb Wolf and Diana Rodgers

Ep. 129: Elmer Fudd Loses His Gun, Charles Rodney on Segregation, and Mat Best and Omar “Crispy” Avila on Gun Culture and Avoiding the Victim Narrative

Ep. 128: Watch for Rattlers and Be Careful with Those Guns: A Conversation with Texas Legend Wyman Meinzer