Podcast: Episode 310, The Heart of Hunting

Justin talks with Robbie Kroger of Blood Origins. They discuss the adventure, tradition, and meaning of hunting, and so much more!

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Special Guests:

Robbie Kroger: Founder of Blood Origins

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Show Links:

New Eat More Wild Game shirts

Blood Origins “Dream Time”

Blood Origins “A Difficult Treasure”

Feeding Rhinos

How hunters and hunting built a Soccer field for a community

Funding Raise ‘Em Outdoors

Blood Origins Supporter Program


Antelope Bulgogi – by contributor Jeff Benda

Pan Roasted Halibut Over Wild Mushroom Risotto – by Managing Editor Ben Burgholzer

Camp Hash by contributor Tori Loomis

Show Notes:

Tarpon Dreams

Turkey Hunting in Florida

Hunting in South Africa during the hay day

Impala liver and onions

Growing up wanting to be a South African Game Ranger

Mississippi style hunting

Making common hunting mistakes

Hunting isn’t just about the kill

Preconceived notions of what anti/non-hunters think of hunters

How to show the heart of a hunter

Understanding why we hunt

The truths about hunting

Why we hunt changes overtime

The core of why we hunt

Branching out from whitetail hunting

Hunting for buffalo with a 416 Rigby in Argentina

Hunting buffalo in Australia

Getting peed on by bats

“Dream Time” a film by Blood Origins

The adventure of the hunt

The buffalo has just as good of chance to kill the hunter

Eating buffalo backstrap 3 miles east of the middle of nowhere

The importance to know the connection to our food

Robbie’s favorite wild game recipe – quail and pheasant pie

Interviews with notable individuals for Blood Origins

                    Jim Shockey “Uncharted Spirit”

                    Will Primos “The Truth”

Authenticity of the interviews with the everyday hunters

How the blood origins projects are chosen

Reach out to tell Blood Origins your “why” on Instagram

Stories of international hunters

Knife forging

Conservation projects funded by Blood Origins

“A Difficult Treasure” a film by Blood Origins

Feeding Rhinos

How hunters and hunting built a Soccer field for a community

Funding Raise ‘Em Outdoors

Antelope Bulgogi – Jeff Benda

Pan roasted halibut over wild mushroom risotto – Ben Burgholzer

Camp hash by Tori Loomis

Wild Hog pork chops

How to connect with Blood Origins

Subscribing to Blood Origins for $3 a month

Is hunting a sport? 

Music by Cam Pierce

About the Podcast:

We are hunters, anglers, writers, and sometimes chefs. Our passion for the outdoor lifestyle motivated the foundation of Harvesting Nature which serves as a media outlet built to inspire and educate the outdoor expert and novice alike. Our podcast focuses on the technical side of cooking wild fish and game while also incorporating adventures and lessons learned from our pursuit of wild meat. Join us on our journey of Harvesting Nature.

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