Steven Rinella is an outdoorsman, writer, and television personality known for translating the hunting lifestyle to a wide variety of audiences. He joins Chad Pagano on this week’s episode of The Wild Game Domain for a very forward thinking conversation about hunting, family, conservation and meat eating. Find out why Steven has no emotional response to killing a white tail deer yet feels sad after hunting bear. Hear about Steve’s mission to explain why somebody who loves wildlife so much can be an avid hunter, and why anti-hunting groups and lobbyists do very little in the department of wildlife conservation. This is not an episode to be missed for any hunter – amateur and pro alike. This program was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. Today’s break music was provided by Tom Cruz.



“I always have a feeling of sadness killing bears. When I kill a bear, there’s a weird feeling of misplaced guilt and an extended sense of gratitude.” [11:45]


“It’s a safe assumption if you’re following the laws in the US, you’re behaving in a way that’s good for wildlife.” [14:45]

“For all the noise animal rights people make they don’t contribute a dime to wildlife habitat or research.” [15:10]


“How can you on one hand say you love wildlife and on the other hand hunt wildlife? Everything I’ve written has been my way of trying to describe that.” [16:00]

— Steven Rinella on Wild Game Domain