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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.

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The Greatest Turkey Hunting Book Ever Written

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The Greatest Turkey Hunting Book Ever Written

It’s late March in Montana and snow is coming down hard outside my living room window. The wind, blowing from right to left, is pounding the hell out of an already established snow drift that’s been developing since November. My fireplace is going strong and I’m working on a freshly poured glass of...
The Legend of Col. Tom Kelly

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The Legend of Col. Tom Kelly

Nowadays, 93-year-old Colonel Tom Kelly lives on the 11th floor of a high rise surrounded by the urban sprawl that is Bethesda, Maryland. Outside his apartment there are strip malls, chain restaurants, traffic jams and one of those guys on the corner spinning a sign advertising half-priced furniture...