This Week on HSCF “Hunting Matters” Radio and Podcast: Man Eats Wild’s Mario Kalpou

Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcome Mario Kalpou of Man Eats Wild.

Mario Kalpou’s lifelong fascination with the bounty of nature took root at a young age. Born in Australia, Mario divided his time as a young man between his father, a farmer in rural Sydney, and his mother, a waitress at the Wentworth Hotel, where his maternal grandfather was a world-class chef in the 1960s. Comfortable both in the field and in the kitchen, Kalpou soon set out to pursue his innate love of cooking by working alongside noted chefs, eventually opening and operating several highly acclaimed restaurants, most notably The Old Library, which earned several awards such as Zagat 3 Hats and 2nd place Bella Awards.

He deepened his love of harvesting from nature and honed his already advanced outdoor skills when he traded the world of metropolitan restaurants for rural New Zealand. Kalpou opened an extreme adventure lodge and became a professional guide for clients abroad. During this time, he observed not only how being immersed in the great outdoors positively affected each customer, but he also realized that by being connected to the source of wildlife, wild food reflected the interest of his chefs and customers. in the restaurant world. People want to feel connected to his food source and the inspiration for “Man Eats Wild” was born.

About Hunting Matters
Tune in to “Hunting Matters” with Houston Safari Club Foundation Executive Director Joe Betar as he engages in conversations with guests, from diverse backgrounds, who are passionate about hunting and conservation. Great discussions, news, hunting law updates and more! “Hunting Matters” airs every Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. CDT on KPRC AM 950: Real Texas, Real Talk, a Houston iHeartMedia station, and Houston’s oldest radio station. “Hunting Matters” is also available via podcast on Apple/iTunes, iHeartMedia, Google, Overcast, PodBean, and Spreaker. Subscribe, listen and provide a review and rating. Hunting Matters is a 2022 Digital Gold AVA Award Winner and 2022 NYX/Marcom Silver Award Winner.

About the Houston Safari Club Foundation
Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation and promotion of our hunting heritage. HSCF has awarded 646 scholarships totaling $2.92 million. HSCF conducts youth outdoor education, career training, hunter education, and field experiences programs throughout the year. HSCF has provided more than $4 million in grants for wildlife, habitat, and various hunter-funded conservation initiatives. HSCF is an independent organization, not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization. Visit our website at or call 713.623.8844 for more information. HSCF. We hunt. We give.