Adult Onset – beginning during adulthood (as opposed to childhood).
While many men spent their childhood hunting with their fathers, many more men never had that experience. What is happening is that more and more of these men in their 30s and 40s are being drawn to the idea and allure of hunting.
This phenomenon has been dubbed Adult Onset Hunting.
Whether it’s duck hunting in a blind on a lake or bow hunting for bull elk in Montana, these men are eager to get started on their journey. However, knowing where to begin can seem daunting.
In this episode of Untaming Masculinity, Dan and Brad have the honor of sitting down with Sam Ayres, the founder of The Wild Initiative and host of the Wild Initiative podcast.
In our conversation, Sam documents his journey going from an ad agency career in Southern California wearing three-piece suits and cruising around in convertibles to moving to Montana and dedicating much of his life to hunting, fishing, and outdoor conservation.
He shares how easily men can get started and gets into the basics of what a first-time hunter should be investing in. He also documents the struggles and challenges of hunting, and how they ultimately have made him a better man.
The Wild Initiative is a hunting lifestyle brand and podcast with a chief focus of lowering the bar of entry to the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Some of Sam’s previous guests include Aron Snyder, Jim Shockey, Remi Warren, and countless others.
Sam’s contact information is listed below.
Contact Sam Ayres
- The Wild Initiative
- The Wild Initiative Digital Media Group