The Reverent Hunter - Donnie Vincent #108


"Don't confuse me with being anything else other than proud. Proud to be a hunter. It's time we stop apologizing for how we get our protein. This is who we are. Unless you’re a small time rancher, small time farmer, a hunter or fishermen... you really have no idea where your food comes from. Most people don’t even think about it. Well, we think about it. ” —Donnie Vincent

Donnie Vincent — explorer, biologist, conservationist, and sportsman — explores some of the world’s most remote lands, sharing stories of his expeditions through a variety of films that inspire conservation and a love and respect for wild places. Donnie is here to share some insights on hunting that, for many of you, may be surprising. He sets the record straight on the stereotype of the “typical” hunter, and sheds light on the passion for ecology and conservation that most hunters possess. We also get into some helpful tips for getting started in hunting and the practicality of procuring meat for yourself and family through this avenue. No matter what your views on hunting, I think you’ll enjoy and resonate with Donnie’s message.

Episode Breakdown:

  • Daniel answers your questions on having children in an over-populated world, his personal thoughts on cannabis and supplement-taking practices
  • Daniel shares the details of his recent bear hunt
  • How Donnie got started with his work
  • You are from a lineage of hunters
  • The hunter’s passion for ecology
  • Donnie’s personal restoration project
  • Life cycle of a deer
  • Lives of domesticated animals vs wild animals
  • All of us have an imprint on this ecosystem
  • The practicality of hunting for food
  • Hunting barriers to entry
  • How to get started hunting
  • Feelings that arise when hunting
  • Passion-driven fitness
  • Hunting and the present moment
  • Donnie’s prognosis for the future of the human species
  • Where to find Donnie’s work
 
 

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Meet Donnie

Driven by nature, Donnie has consistently let the outdoors and his passion for adventure be the compass for his life. The wide open expanses of the world’s most remote territories dominate his thoughts and conversations. Deep in the heart of the wildest of terrain is where Donnie thrives. On his expeditions into remote wilds, in the lands where seemingly no one lives, he finds a wilderness and peacefulness that is all his own.

The premier example of explorer, biologist, conservationist, and sportsman, Donnie takes a wider view of the topics he tackles while in the field, because to him, this is all a story worth telling. A story of ancestral heritage, native respect and the desire to live strongly, empowering us all to open our minds to the bigger picture and inspiring us to find our own adventure.