Filling the Military Void: Ex-Navy SEAL Rorke Denver Finds His Place Outside

Transitioning from a life of public service and combat to civilian life is difficult for many veterans. But former Navy SEAL Rorke Denver has found a likeness to duty in hunting wild places.

The latest short film from the crew at MeatEater in conjunction with ZPZ Production features a quick watch on the storied CDR Rorke Denver.

Denver’s accomplishments range from his Bronze Star with “V” for valorous action in combat to being an All-American lacrosse player at Syracuse to acting in major films. But still, it’s his many years spent in combat that continue to define his present.

He’s turned to hunting to once again feel the weight of a pack on his shoulders, a gun in hand, and miles to go. But as he says, “The killing is the smallest part of hunting.”

Tune in to this 5-minute video to be inspired by this incredible man.

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Nicole Qualtieri

Based in Montana, Nicole Qualtieri is GearJunkie's Hunt + Fish Editor. When she's not writing or editing, she's likely hunting, fishing, or on the back of her little brown horse with a border collie named Butch Cassidy on heel in the mountains. Find her on Instagram at @nkqualtieri.

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