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OutHeavy

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The man is building an empire, and I'm not mad at him. Fish Hunt Fight just got picked up by meateater and I just bought a couple of boxes of Federal .243 Win that were branded "meateater". It's his every man mentality that appeals to the masses. There was a comment earlier in this thread about the content of new shows including things other than big game hunting. That's exactly the strategy to scale and expand. Find new markets. Coincidentally I just had a 1 hour conversation about this with my hunting partner while driving up to the mountains for an archery hunt (it was a 5 1/2 hour drive so the conversation was all over the place). I think Rinella is actually helping the image of hunters with his deliberate approach to explaining hunting as a means to an end (whether bear, deer or crab) from start to finish. 1) Conserving the resource 2) Preparing to pursue the resource 3) Harvesting the resource 4) Utilizing the resource 5) Conserving the resource (yes, stated twice). It's this start to finish story he tells that has been missing from the mainstream stereotype of hunters. If his growing success doesn't lead to a monumental flame out, history may look back on Rinella as the consummate conservationist of our time.
 

wsking

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Central Texas
The man is building an empire, and I'm not mad at him. Fish Hunt Fight just got picked up by meateater and I just bought a couple of boxes of Federal .243 Win that were branded "meateater". It's his every man mentality that appeals to the masses. There was a comment earlier in this thread about the content of new shows including things other than big game hunting. That's exactly the strategy to scale and expand. Find new markets. Coincidentally I just had a 1 hour conversation about this with my hunting partner while driving up to the mountains for an archery hunt (it was a 5 1/2 hour drive so the conversation was all over the place). I think Rinella is actually helping the image of hunters with his deliberate approach to explaining hunting as a means to an end (whether bear, deer or crab) from start to finish. 1) Conserving the resource 2) Preparing to pursue the resource 3) Harvesting the resource 4) Utilizing the resource 5) Conserving the resource (yes, stated twice). It's this start to finish story he tells that has been missing from the mainstream stereotype of hunters. If his growing success doesn't lead to a monumental flame out, history may look back on Rinella as the consummate conservationist of our time.

@OutHeavy I think you hit the nail on the head with this. I believe his telling of the entire story reflects better on hunters everywhere.
 

GoFishND

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Oct 15, 2020
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It's honestly the only hunting show I watch with my whole family. It's not focused on selling something, the language is clean, the videography is amazing, and the story isn't all about the "kill shot". It's also the only hunting show I recommend to non hunters/fishers that I know regardless of the episode will give them a good message about hunting/fishing/conservations. The true outdoors story.
 

Where's Bruce?

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That Nilgai episode got to me, but they are definitely a bow hunt animal. I'm probably heading to Texas next year to chase those blue bulls.
 

Shoot

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Jan 20, 2019
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Its one of the few hunting shows I watch anymore, more focus on the hunt and food vs antlers. And, I'm all for decent capitalism.
 
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