Steven Rinella- Inspiration & Role Model
The year 2018 kicked off hot and heavy for my personal journeys in more ways than one. First off, gaining the title and privilege to be a apart of Team International Huntress has been nothing less but an amazing new chapter in my life. As a team member, I wanted to take a moment to speak about someone who has been an inspiration and role model to me since day one. Yes , My fiancé is #1 go to hunting buddy. With 30+ years deer hunting, had he not initially taken me under his wing, there would be nothing here to read right now. Over the course of the summer leading into my first deer season, my family and I came to discover a peculiar hunting and outdoors personality. I for one am not a huge T.V person, so watching this person and the show at all meant it was something neat to me.Clearly I’m talking about Steven Rinella host of The Meat Eater
I remember watching the first episode of The Meat Eater, which was followed by a full out 2 day binge of the other seasons, I was hook and remain so today!
It would take a massive amount of time for me to break down to the core all of the reasons Steven is an Elite member when referring to Ambassadors for the hunting community. To start , the way in which Steve conducts himself in regards to non-hunters, as well as hunters interaction with non hunters. This is a huge portion of our lives. The way in which Steven handles himself in a manner that shows strength without ignorance, is why Steven is such an inspiration to my life as a hunter. Have a look at this small exert I found.
Meat Eater T.V gave me a resource into the reality of hunting! How many of you have start watching a hunting show , only to shortly turn it off do to the quality of the content missing it’s mark? If you have been hunting for any length of time, you know why it’s called hunting and not killing. Seeing someone whois as experienced as Steven still experience not being successful the field every time, helped me be who I am today. Too often television shows in the hunting industry, only show you bits and pieces of the hunt. This is not doing anybody good as far as I can tell. Bringing a false sense of reality to the eyes of new and developing hunters, can cause discouragement and which could ultimately lead to that individual no longer desiring to try and hunt at all. Throughout the Meat Eater series, Steven educates and explains between his travels and time at camp. At times , Steven is analyzing his own methods, other times he may be speaking with his companion at camp if he has a guest. In one episode Steven has two of his female coworkers join in on a deer hunt during the snowy winter. It was such a pleasant episode as I watched the interactions and overall the way Steven treated these two women no different then he would have a man with life full of hunting experience. Steven shows us how we as hunters are to treat one another as equals and with respect. More than once this is shown through his actions across various episodes.
Conservation is Key to the hunting commmunity
Steven is a fierce advocate for conservation, which is a concept many don’t comprehend when speaking of the hunting community. Amongst other awards, Steven Rinella was he recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership’s 2017 Conservation Achievement Award #Publiclandsproud (be apart of the aid by signing their sportsmensaccess.org petition). There is so much more to hunting than just pulling a trigger or releasing an arrow etc. Steven shows the public that hunters are not barbaric kills. The way in which Steven lives his life as a hunter with reverence and respect, has been nothing short of a map I have used on my own life, behaviors and interactions as a hunter.
Steven is top chef when it comes to wild game recipes
The Meat Eater offers the viewers the opportunity to also see how to butcher and cook wild game right from your home. One particular episode also shared a visual aid on how to use my RZR a golfball, top to pull the skin off of a a deer quick and easy.This being apart of what Seven does that make him simply amazing. Steven uses any and very part of his harvest to feed his family. I always enjoy seeing the camp meals and how to cook and prepare food in the field while hunting. I have the first two of Stevens books regarding his techniques of hunting, butchering and cooking wild game. I love how Steven makes it simple and easy to be efficient from the moment the animal is hits the ground to the moment your home being to smell like fresh roasted vegetables and wild game meat. I take much pride in hunting to harvest and Steven was a key role model to me deciding that only what I could eat would be killed by my hands.
Captivated and concentrated on how every word was spoken in each episode. It’s hard not to be since Steve had something to teach every time I pushed play. This was the foundation to what my brain set forward as the standard. Steve is the pristine example of what being a hunting ambassador means. No, you won’t find Steve in a gym lifting wights, using his story line to give millions if people shout outs, or having get together fun hunts and thats just fine! What you will find is a hunter dedicated to our countries conservation efforts, and educator to those desiring to learn and a perfectly rounded role model for new and developing hunters as well as the seasoned. With extensive and valuable knowledge to share.
Steven Rinella is just one of many individuals that I credit to my personal thoughts and beliefs as a hunter. As a Team Member of International Huntress I hope we all live a life of inspiration , you never know who’s watching. Remembering that we are individuals yet we are ambassadors, representative of the hunting community.