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Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications
October 13, 2011
Outdoorsman, Author Steve Rinella Presents “Hunting for Food: An Ancient Path through Modern Life” at GMC
POULTNEY--Steven Rinella is an avid outdoorsman with a deep respect for wildlife. He’s also a hunter. Known for his ability to translate the hunting lifestyle to a wide variety of audiences, Rinella will present a talk “Hunting for Food: An Ancient Path through Modern Life” in the Gorge of Withey Hall from 7 to 8 p.m. on October 24. The event is free and open to the public.
A self-described "modern-day hunter-gatherer," Rinella punctuates his talks with stories of amazing and sometimes absurd adventures, ranging from falling through the ice in Michigan to getting poisoned by wild mushrooms in Alaska. Underneath, he is a serious journalist, incisive observer, and defender of the wilderness.
He is the author of The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine (Miramax Books, 2005) and American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon (Random House, 2008). The latter title won the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. His writing has appeared in a wide variety of popular publications including Outside, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Salon.com, besides traditional hunting and fishing publications like Field and Stream, Bowhunter, and the National Rifle Association's American Hunter online.
Currently, he is on the editorial staff of Petersen's Hunting, where he writes a monthly column. In 2011, Rinella hosted The Wild Within on Travel Channel. He was born in Twin Lake, Michigan, and has lived in Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska. He currently resides in New York and maintains a moldy hunting and fishing shack in southeast Alaska.