Steven Rinella is a leading conservation voice for a new generation of sportsmen. Those more concerned with pounds of meat than inches of antler have gravitated to the fast-talking, deep thinking Rinella who uses his platforms to advocate for the importance of wildlife and wild places.

Rinella began his career as a writer. He has published a number of books, including "The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine," "American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon," and "Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter." His conservation communication efforts have expanded to include a top podcast and arguably the best hunting television show in existence today. Along with his producer, Janis Putelis, Rinella is churning out content and driving a new generation conservationists.

In Episode 17 of Conservation Federation, host Brandon Butler sits down with Rinella and Putelis after three days of successful turkey hunting to discuss their first trip to Missouri, the current state of outdoor television, shooting captive deer and more.

Conservation Federation is available on iTunes at https://goo.gl/XDPM0w

and the CFM website at www.confedmo.org/podcasts/. You can subscribe to the podcast to ensure you won't miss a single episode.

To hear much more about their time in Missouri, and Rinella's take on Missouri turkeys, subscribe to the MeatEaterpodcast or visit www.themeateater.com.