Sacred Hunting is a Rite of Passage

Join our exclusive Sacred Hunting retreat with veterans to source your own wild meat, connect with brotherhood, & heal the warrior within

Veteran Hunt

War and the Soul

Indigenous cultures had war as a rite of passage... but with elaborate rituals for re-integration within the tribe.

If your inner warrior desires to reconnect with the archetype in a nourishing way for yourself, your family, and community... then you're ready for the hunt.

Most men feel they are missing something before they are initiated

This is what initiation creates...

Confidence in self

"There is nothing that inspires confidence in me than literally being able to go out and eat what I kill. Cannot recommend hunting enough."

- Mansal D

Intimacy with nature

"It's a powerful experience to get to connect with the land... spiritually, I had a really big breakthrough just being in that container..."

- Brandon E

Connection with food

"It’s no secret that the food system is broken…[I want to] only consume the meat that I directly hunt or trade” 
- Jordan B

Healthy relationship with death

"Seeing her approach death was an emotional experience...I teared up and cried a bit."

- Tim K


"It was a really great experience to bond with the other men there...[I enjoyed] the fireside convos. Awesome group of guys..."

- Kitch W

Primal masculinity

"Some of the most important men's work... world's work, really... this is something that felt really important for me to connect with my primal roots..."

- Jordan B

How its Done

There is no therapy, method, or program as old or as profound as sacred hunting.

Hunting Ethically with a Tribe of Men

Hunting is older than humanity itself. Tribes of men would bond around the fire, share laughs, and provide meat for their loved ones and community.

Indigenous Practices, Prayers & Intentions

Indigenous hunter-gatherers had an intimate relationship with nature and the mysteries of the universe. Reclaiming these practices boosts our sense of gratitude and presence.

Sacred Ceremony with Power Plants

Power plants, taken in sacred ceremony, have allowed men to expand their consciousness for tens of thousands of years. Examples include reishi, cacao, etc

"This was one of the most profound and powerful experiences of my life... This trip allowed me to be vulnerable with a bunch of like minded men without fear of judgement or ridicule. I have struggled tremendously, since leaving the military, with trying to find connection, particularly with men on the healing path and that are committed in doing the work, holding each other accountable and holding space for each other during the good and bad times. I have finally found my Tribe..."

- Brandon Bryan

Navy, Special Boat Teams

"...transformative experience we all lived last weekend during the Sacred Hunting Veteran Ceremony. The depth, vastness, and profound enlightenment we experienced defy the constraints of language...your dedication to cultivating a sacred container filled with openness, compassion and understanding was felt by every soul in our circle. You've opened your hearts and minds to us, and for that, I am profoundly grateful."

- Ryan Roberts

U.S. Marine Corps & Served in Iraq

"After I shot the whitetail deer and I ran to see her and had my hands on the warm body when it was shaking and the last heartbeats, there was a moment that our eyes locked and gazed. There was this surrender...the most graceful experience of my life. This beauty of nature, surrendering to life. It was so deep. It was such a humble experience."

- Gili Oren

Israeli Defense Force (IDF) & Palestinian War veteran

Veteran Sacred Hunting

When: November 21-24, 2024
Where: Austin, Texas
Cost: Sliding scale depending on need. Nobody will be turned down due to financials.
Available Spots: 6-8 total

Meet Your Guides

Mike Bledsoe

Mike Bledsoe is a coach, podcaster, and perpetual seeker of truth. He is a Navy veteran deployed to the Middle East and Africa. He is a space holder and thought leader in the plant medicine space.

Matt Kinneberg

Matt Kinneberg is half Navajo and brings a rich tradition and culture to Sacred Hunting. He is a former USMC veteran and is currently a lead hunting guide. 

Jonathan Lopez

served in the U.S. Army "The Big Red One" 1996 - 2002. After Airborne training, he went through a harrowing journey that included losing an arm, many hospital visits, and mental health challenges. Today he is an integral part of the veteran community and an avid bow hunter.

Dr. Lance Cutsforth

is a functional medicine doctor who embodies the wise elder archetype. After serving in the U.S. Army, including deployments to Bosnia, he transitioned into functional medicine and supporting veterans with PTSD, depression, and other trauma.  

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Every veteran deserves re-integration. Each Sacred Hunting veteran experience has 8 available spots. Apply now. Those who are not selected will be added to the list for future veteran events.

What's the Experience Like?

If you feel trepidation, hesitance, or even fear, it's totally understandable. After dozens of participants, hear what they say on the other side.


This is for you if you're like these people...


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Every veteran deserves re-integration. Each Sacred Hunting veteran experience has 8 available spots. Apply now. Those who are not selected will be added to the list for future veteran events.


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