Blood Origins

Blood Origins

Blood Origins is an non-profit organization bringing unique storytelling and conservation together to change not only how hunting is viewed, but also how we fund conservation programs around the world more efficiently and effectively.... Show More

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March 4, 2021 32 min
Cayce De Simone is an avowed lifelong vegetarian and mother who has come through her years to understand who hunters are, even marrying one. She is from the interior of British Columbia, where hunting ban issues of large carnivore hunting and possibly other species are coming to a head. So her perspective as a non-hunter in the interior of British Columbia is likely the most valuable perspective we as hunters could have. In this po...
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Sportsmen’s Alliance is an advocacy organization that fights for sportsmen’s rights in the political arena nationwide. Brian Lynn and Bruce Tague push the stone up the hill every day in defense of hunting, fishing and trapping. In this episode, Robbie gets into the weeds of advocacy efforts to save hunting, what messages work, and what threats are out there looming over the sportsmen of America. Learn more about Sportsmen’s Allian...
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Big Cat Biologist. Non-hunter. Vegetarian. Self-professed “bunny hugger”. Advocate for the benefits of hunting? Amy Dickman is a jack of of all trades in the wildlife space and noted conservationist in Africa. She is pro-hunting, even when her heart is against it, because of the cost-benefits analysis we has been face with during her career as a biologist. In this critical conversation, colored , Amy and Robbie cover everything fro...
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February 23, 2021 47 min
Aleksi is a Finnish hunter, author and IT professional with a passion for the wolves of his Scandinavian homeland. In this episode, Robbie and Aleksi tackle the controversies surrounding wolves and try to chart a path forward for these incredible animals. From human-wildlife conflicts to agricultural damage, the parallels to the United States’ own wolf controversies is staggering. Podcast is brought to you by: Dog and Gun Coffee: ...
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Jack was not raised a hunter, but he knew he wanted to be one. After pestering his father until the age of 12, Navy Diver Jack Bottoms’s father bought him his first shotgun, a .410. From there, Jack embarked a solo journey, learning the ropes - and the lessons the outdoors has to offer - even picking up a few friends along the way. He discusses how hunters can begin to combat the anti-hunting vitriol of today with ethics and discip...
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February 18, 2021 18 min
Renee Snider is arguably the toughest female hunter on the planet. Weatherby Award Winner Renee Snider grew up at the foot of the Bitterroot Mountain Range in Montana. Her father, an avid outdoorsman, fed his family off the land. She grew up with a great love for the outdoors because of those experiences. She uses these experiences to frame the ugly perceptions of hunters and how we can respond and educate non-hunters. Podcast is ...
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February 16, 2021 20 min
In this episode, Robbie and Prairie Rock Outfitters Co-Owner Jake Latendresse venture to where it all started for him on his hunting journey. This private property in Tennessee has been in Jake’s family for over 50 years. It’s where he cut his teeth - learning to hunt, fish and be a woodsman.  Watch Jake Latendresse’s full Blood Origins episode: https://bloodorigins.org/portfolio-item/s3e3-values/ Podcast is brought to you by: Do...
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In this social media age; where vegan, anti-hunting, non-hunting is on the rise, there is a very important question that hunters need to be able to answer. “Why do you hunt?” Pepe Madrazo of Salamanca, Spain is a lifelong hunter, and Pantheon, Conklin and OVIS Award winner, he has been hunting since he was a child. The nostalgia of his memories preparing to hunt with his father as a boy in Spain is palpable in this conversation wit...
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Katie Hargreaves is an exceptional artist that typically focuses on wildlife as her subject of choice. She is a highly intelligent individual that has chosen to be Vegan. So it would surprise you that last December she went hunting for Chinese water deer, and she actually pulled the trigger herself. Why? Why did a Vegan decide she was okay taking the life of an animal? Isn't that totally contrary to what a Vegan believes? The a...
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Gray Thornton is the CEO and President of the Wild Sheep Foundation, in which every year during their annual convention they raise millions of dollars for wildlife conservation. In the 2021 Virtual Sheep Show they raised over $8 million, with $4 million coming directly from the conservation permit tags. So where does that money really go? Isn't the North American Model supposed to be that wildlife is for all vs. the ultra-wealt...
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Russel De Le Harpe (or just Russ) is a young bow-hunter out of Zambia who has started an outfitting business called Back Country Africa that specializes in Spot and Stalk Bow-Hunting. Essentially the out-west experience of the US in Zambia and Zimbabwe. A truly exceptional experience that should be the pinnacle of all bow-hunters to do. So why have so many bow-hunters written off Africa? We are featuring Russ and getting to know hi...
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Since the new administration’s State of the Union is due any day now, we decided to do a Blood Origins "State of the Union". 2020 was an incredible year, what does 2021 have in store?? A brand-new supporters program-support us with $3 / month and be eligible for all sorts of goodies, including AMAZING hunts all over the world! Join us. Support us. Help us convey the truth around hunting.  Blood Origins Partner Program: htt...
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There is a stigma associated with the duck hunting world. A stigma where women are nice to have around in the blind, not a need to have. A stigma where one could ask "do they really belong?", after all this is a man's world. Well, the stigma has never met Ashton. Ashton wasn't raised a hunter but she knew that there was something buried in her blood that was drawing her to the outdoors. Her calling was duck hunting ...
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Ryan is an ex-combat marine that will tell you that its waterfowl above anything. He is chasing the elusive 41, and I have been engaging Ryan over the last several weeks about addressing some of the stupidity we are finding in hunting and specifically waterfowling i.e., the biting of the duck bill, the pushing the bill of the duck into the shotgun, etc. A thought provoking discussion. Podcast is brought to you by: Dog and Gun Coff...
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Cole Kramer is very well known in the hunting industry circles for his passion for hunting in Alaska - chasing goats, grizzlies, you name it, he chases it.  Podcast is brought to you by: Dog and Gun Coffee: www.dogandguncoffee.com Pladra: www.pladra.com Civilware: www.civilware.com See more from Blood Origins: https://bit.ly/BloodOrigins_Subscribe
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Dr. Fulton Mangwanya is the Director-General of Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority. There has been, and continues today to be a very loud chorus coming out the UK to ban hunting. Well how about a voice from the ground provides a first hand perspective to what the reality is.  Podcast is brought to you by: Dog and Gun Coffee: www.dogandguncoffee.com Pladra: www.pladra.com Civilware: www.civilware.com See more from Blo...
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Johnathan West is an African American from Nashville Tennessee that self-proclaims that he is from the suburbs. He didn't hunt, but after he and his wife tasted venison for the first time, his wife literally told him he needed to go hunting to bring home the proverbial bacon for the family. So he did, with us, and it was incredible. This is him explaining that process and event. See more: https://youtu.be/yQt0H2woEL4 Podcast ...
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Josh Quong is a second generation Chinese American that grew up in the Mississippi Delta, that has this burning passion for upland bird hunting, german short-hair pointers, and fly-fishing. He is also likely one of the most eloquently speaking individuals you will come across teaching English to hundreds of students where he recites a poem before the start of every class. I challenged him about the use of the term harvest vs. kill ...
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Anytime Wolves are brought up there is immediate controversy from delisting, to Proposition 114 in Colorado to introducing wolves by 2023. Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota are now considering proposing 2021 hunting seasons. Politics, wildlife management, and public sentiment are all colliding as it pertains to this alpha predator. Podcast is brought to you by: Dog and Gun Coffee: www.dogandguncoffee.com Pladra: www.pladra.com Ci...
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Trish Michler, wife to Ryan Michler, was raised in a hunting lifestyle. She is a homemaker, a hunter, and a connoisseur of homegrown sourcing of food. Hunting is all about the meat to her. It's all about connection - a connection to her food, as well as connection to exposing her kids to this lifestyle. She also absolutely can't stand poaching.  Podcast is brought to you by: Dog and Gun Coffee: www.dogandguncoffee.com Plad...
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