A Dialogue About Hunting
A while back I briefly discussed Steven Rinella in post about Why I Hunt. I was a fan of Rinella’s short-lived show ‘The Wild Within’ but I was a little dubious about some of his exploits and what message they signaled about hunting. I was a little concerned that he was only engaging in the kinds of hunts that few of us will ever be able to do (chasing British deer in tweed, for example). I wanted to see him hunting in a way that was more familiar to us regular joe hunters. Regardless of those misgivings, Rinella did a fantastic job of representing his fellow sportsmen on Monday when he was on the Joe Rogan podcast.
I like Joe Rogan (as a UFC fan it’s hard not to) but when it comes to hunting he often has his facts skewed. He’s not an opponent of hunting but his ignorance of the ethics behind fair-chase hunting became apparent quickly during his conversation with Rinella. This leads to a moment at the 01:20:20 mark that is one of the most beautiful explanations of modern hunting I have probably ever heard. Rinella really, really impressed me here.
If you have the time, check out the link. It’s worth a listen.