Whether you’ve never been hunting before, new to the pursuit, or a seasoned veteran, it’s hard to deny that hunting is in our blood. We, as a species have been hunting for hundreds of thousands of years and it hasn’t been until relatively recently that the art and science of hunting have come under so much scrutiny.
That’s why I’m extremely excited to introduce you to my guest today, Robbie Kroger and his project, Blood Origins. We talk about the importance of hunting, its positive effects on the environment and conservation efforts, why there tends to be such a polarization around the topic of hunting, both Robbie and I journey into the world of hunting, and how, whether you like it or not, hunting is in our blood.
“I think society is disconnected from who we’re supposed to be.” Tweet That— Robbie Kroger
My guest today is Dr. Robbie Kroger, a biologist who currently holds a position as the science coordinator for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. He is also a professor at Mississippi State University in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture.
Outside of that, he founded a movement called Blood Origins which is aimed at sharing the “why” and “who” behind hunting. Where most hunting shows focus on the sport and the ultimate kill, Robbie set out to learn and understand who hunters are and why they do it.
He’s got some absolutely incredible films that document these stories and are share a side of hunting you may have never seen. Enjoy the conversation.
“As we breed a new tribe of hunters, we must be cognizant that hunting could be taken away from us.” Tweet That— Robbie Kroger
- The heart of hunters
- Reaching non-hunters
- Everyone has a story
- How we got here today
- A new wave of hunters
- The rhetoric against hunting
- Connecting to a primal urge
- Hunting provides purpose
- Sharing your harvest
- Ending the pain quickly
- Elevating the narrative of hunting
- Celebrity mouthpieces
- Becoming a better man
- Managing ecosystems
- Telling more unique stories
- Reaching those who aren’t hunters
“If you are a hunter, be a narrative changer because you never know who’s watching.” Tweet That— Robbie Kroger
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