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Steven Rinella

Steven Rinella


Steven Rinella started hunting well before he was legally old enough and never looked back. Stints as a commercial trapper, college student, and professional, nonprofessional fisherman, he began a career as an outdoor writer. Less concerned with trophies and killshots, Steve's work largely focuses on the culture, process and history of hunting and game animals. He is the author of The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine, American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, and recently published Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter. Steve’s writing has also appeared in many publications, including Outside, Field and Stream, the New Yorker, Glamour, the New York Times, Men's Journal,, O the Oprah Magazine, Bowhunter, and the annual anthologies Best American Travel Writing and Best Food Writing. In 2010, Steve starred in The Wild Within on Travel Channel and he currently hosts MeatEater, on Sportsman Channel. Most importantly, Steve is known for his efforts to convey the value of hunting to a general audience and for his efforts to promote the work of conservation organizations and the preservation of public land.


Twin Lakes, Michigan


Seattle, Washington

Favorite Hunt

My fondest hunting memories are of chasing Dall sheep in Alaska with my brothers. Very rugged and demanding hunts, spent with my two favorite guys. 

Best Eating Critter

Elk. They just don't make a bad tasting elk.

Other Outdoor Pursuits

Fishing, crabbing, trapping.

Conservation Group He Supports

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership