Episode 78: Brad Neathery & Tyler Sharp – Founders of Modern Huntsman
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Brad Neathery and Tyler Sharp are the founders of Modern Huntsman. Supported by some of our past guests including Chris Burkard, Modern Huntsman is a biannual publication for like-minded conservationists, creatives, and outdoor enthusiasts that seeks to stand together to fight for wildlife conservation, public land access, and ecological sustainability, all under the code of ethics that make the outdoors culture so strong.
Born out of frustration with the way hunting is often misrepresented today, this publication is told from the perspective of hunting purists and the diplomatically-minded, unaltered by the skews of mainstream media, corporate interests, or misinformation.
Through presenting stories based in virtue and ethics, as well as alternative perspectives on otherwise controversial topics, Modern Huntsman aims to inspire, educate, and challenge the status quo in ways the promote conservation and ensure that wildlife populations thrive and expanses of land stay untamed.
In this episode, we dive into the personal stories of Tyler Sharp and Brad Neathery to hear the origin story of the passion they so clearly bake into every volume of the Modern Huntsman they publish.
- Tyler Sharp is a photographer, writer, and director who has spent over a decade documenting stories and adventures in the hunting, outdoor, and conservation arenas who will share some insight into the roles that hunting plays in conservation and habitat preservation, as well as an awareness of the gaps in communication that exist between hunters and non-hunters. This eventually led Tyler to co-found Modern Huntsman and take up the charge as Editor in Chief of the publication, in hopes of bridging the gap between those worlds, correcting areas of misinformation, and challenging often outdated stereotypes.
- Brad Neathery was born & raised in the Dallas, TX area, where he spent his younger years pursuing any outdoor adventure he could find throughout the in-between cracks of the suburban landscape didn’t really have much of a background in hunting. In fact, he tended to make it a point to disassociate from hunters and the lifestyle of hunting, as he didn’t much care for the stereotypical crown that culture had placed on the heads of hunters. It wasn’t until recent years when that stereotype was flipped on its head for Brad, and his paradigm of hunters was shattered. Along with Tyler, he created Modern Huntsman to exist as a platform where hunters and non-hunters could unite under common cause for the first time in modern history and together, work towards a shared positive impact on wildlife, conservation, land, and society.