Tovar Cerulli

Tovar Cerulli


Tovar Cerulli is author of The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance. His writing has been featured in High Country News, Outdoor America, Utne Reader, and Northern Woodlands, among others.

A speaker and consultant, Cerulli works to foster understanding, design solutions, and bridge gaps between hunters and non-hunters, uniting them in the cause of wildlife conservation. He has presented and led discussions across the country for outdoor communicators, hunter-education instructors, wildlife professionals, local food activists, scholars, students, and community members.

His master’s research focused on what he dubbed “adult-onset hunting,” exploring what makes hunting meaningful for new adult participants. He is now a PhD candidate at UMass-Amherst, researching the complex cultural perspectives surrounding wolf conservation, management, and hunting in the western Great Lakes region.

Cerulli is a founding board member and co-chair of the New England chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. He lives in Vermont with his wife Catherine, their affectionate Labrador retriever, and an eclectic mix of cookbooks.

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