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Rinella named conference keynote at OWAA’s 90th annual conference

Acclaimed outdoor writer and television personality Steven Rinella will open the 90th annual Outdoor Writers Association of America conference with a keynote presentation on the morning of June 24 in Duluth, Minnesota. He will talk about finding common ground for conservation between hunters, anglers and non-consumptive users of America’s public lands. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is sponsoring the event. Rinella is well-known for translating America’s hunter-conservationist traditions to a wide variety of audiences.

Rinella is author of “The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine,” “American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon,” and most recently, “Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter.” He is a contributing editor to Outside magazine, and his features, essays and reporting have appeared in many other publications including The New York Times, the New Yorker, Men’s Journal, Field & Stream,, O the Oprah Magazine, Petersen’s Hunting, Fly Fisherman, Bowhunter, and the anthologies “Best American Travel Writing” (2003 and 2010) and “Best Food Writing” (2005). He has spoken about hunting on multiple occasions to National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” as well as CNN’s “American Morning” and the Sunday broadcast “Fox and Friends” on Fox News.

Rinella also hosts the top-rated television series “MeatEater” on The Sportsman Channel (also available on Netflix) and a popular podcast by the same name. He is a highly respected, well-spoken and bold advocate for hunting and conservation who has addressed a wide range of audiences about his life as a modern-day hunter-gatherer. He uses both humor and irreverence to talk about the hunting lifestyle, wild game, the ethics of hunting and the spiritual need for wilderness.

To learn more about the 2017 OWAA Conference and to register, visit

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