In the remote wilderness, two friends will look into the differences and similarities between the hunter and the warrior. Steven Rinella and local pig hunting expert, Darren Moore, spend a wild, action-packed day tracking down Captain Cook boars in the thick New Zealand bush. As the cold Alaskan winter approaches, bears flock to the high country of Alaska's Chugach Range while feasting on cranberry and blueberry. To remedy their meat crisis while keeping them dry, Steve sets up a springtime wild turkey hunt in sunny California. He hunts everything from birds to bears. More First Aired: January 1, 2012 Steven Rinella.
Freezing cold temperatures and unforgiving topography add to the already-challenging job of finding and stalking a Mule Deer buck. Television personality Joe Rogan and his best friend, comedian Bryan Callen, join Steven Rinella for their very first hunt. Cold, wet weather and tough hunting for wily Sitka deer make this a southeast Alaskan adventure these hunters will never forget. Challenged by the harsh environment, rugged terrain, and elusive sheep, Steve finds this hunt to be one of the most difficult he has ever undertaken. Steve heads into the backcountry on a solo backpack hunt where his biggest challenge is the vast expanse of hills covered in thick timber. As he hunts will share his vast knowledge about these special western game animals including how to hunt, butcher, and most importantly how cook them-if he can put his tag on one. He plans to spend three days alone in the wild hunting for blacktail deer.
After a rugged hike through nasty weather. Guided only by waypoints shared by a buddy of his, Steven encounters plenty of elk but is plagued by other hunters at every turn — leaving Steven with a tough, ethical decision that. In tune with the local culture, Steve will pack a small kit of tortillas, chiles, and all the fixings to prepare fire-grilled heart tacos. With challenging terrain, thick fog, and incessant rain, finding a buck won't be easy. To cap off the hunt, Steve cooks a batch of venison ribs braised in a Dutch oven buried beneath hot coals. He plans to spend three days alone in the wild hunting for black tail deer. Big-antlered Yukon moose are few and far between but hard work pays off for hunters who stick with it until the bitter end.
Along with a trio of cantankerous, spit-hurling pack llamas, Steven Rinella, along with his brother Matt Rinella and good friend Matt Moison camp and hunt in the arid and frozen badlands of Eastern Montana for mule deer. The hard work and long hike pays off, as berry-fed black bears provide some of the finest tasting meat available to the American hunter. Along with two buddies, Steve is dropped deep into the Tok backcountry. For most hunters, just glimpsing one of these animals is a trophy. In tune with the local culture, Steve will pack a small kit of tortillas, chilies, and all the fixings to prepare fire-grilled heart tacos. If in doubt, do not use.
He will enlist other locals to help him hunt for a big buck or tasty doe in the cold upper reaches of the state. Steven Rinella heads into the mountains of the Sonora Desert on a true, wild, free-ranging bison hunt. After drawing one of the most coveted big game tags in North America — a Tok Management Area Dall sheep tag — Steven Rinella heads out for a truly rare and epic Alaskan experience. The Pronghorn Antelope is designed to escape and Steve will need his A-game to get within range of a healthy buck. His biggest challenge here is the vast expanse of hills covered in enough timber to hide an army — demanding lots of glassing an. In MeatEater, author and hunter Steven Rinella deconstructs and masters hunting techniques; tracks and pursues prey; and procures his food.
He'll paddle his canoe through the marsh to camp and bow fish for sucker, bowfin, and gar. The bears are out but Rorke and Steve will have to work hard to put a tag on one. Steve's lifelong friend, Ronnie Boehme has invited Steve out to his digs in Virginia for the dove opener. They need to get their hunters safety, learn to shoot, train for the woods, and get geared up. Air Date : 8th-Apr-2012 For a waterfowler's dream hunt, Steven Rinella joins his friend, the wildlife biologist Brandt Meixell, on a river boat journey to some untouched Alaska wetlands in search ducks and geese. Kevin Murphy and his band of Kentucky small game hunters introduce Steve to the finest Kentucky has to offer.
Steve has long desired to take a grizzly but only if he can do it in a way that fits his personal ethics. With a trio of cantankerous, spit-hurling pack llamas, Steven Rinella, his brother Matt, and good friend Matt Moison camp and hunt the badlands of Eastern Montana for mule deer. Steve loves to fish as much as he loves to hunt. Unaccompanied, Steve immerses himself in the quiet southwest desert and gets intimate with one of the most wary animals in the west. Freezing cold temperatures and unforgiving topography add to the already-challenging job of finding a giant mule deer buck. The primary challenges are steep and technically challenging terrain, drifting fog banks, and nearly incessant rain and snow.
But with persistence and patience, he's able to find a herd of one of North America's most iconic animals. Steve sets camp in the high country and spends days glassing for these small and elusive deer while his hunting partner, Remi Warren, tries to stalk one with a bow. Interspersed with highlights from his recent caribou, buffalo, and mule deer hunts, the show features recipes that utilize some of the most underappreciated parts of big gam. Steve has always regretted passing up an opportunity to hunt Muskox but with another tag in his pocket, nothing will stop this adventure. Here, even just one missed opportunity could result in an empty freezer. Air Date : 22nd-Jan-2012 MeatEater - Season : 1. As fishing and campfire cooking offer time for reflection, Steve takes the time to recall a few memorable MeatEater meals.
It just wouldn't be a trip to the Duren Family Farm without a little trapping and duck hunting thrown in, rounding out the larder for a big wild game feast. Part 2: The Alaskan backcountry hunt continues as Steven Rinella and Rorke Denver try to find a good bear. Wild Hogs can thrive almost anywhere - just like Steve. It's an experience neither hunter will soon forget. With the help of two expert lion hunters, he immerses himself in the physical and emotional challenges of cougar hunting. In each episode, Rinella deconstructs and masters any hunting technique; tracks and pursues prey; and procures his own food… all culminating in a mouth-watering meal.
Steve's annual quest for a giant mule deer buck continues this year in southwest Colorado. Steven Rinella is invited by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for a special opportunity to hunt elk during the rut in the mountainous coal country of southeastern Kentucky, a place where his hero Daniel Boone once roamed. Rorke soon learns that the hunt is only half the battle. To help Steve in his journey, Ryan Callaghan has offered up one of his best spots as well as his keen spotting skills. Far from trophy or sport hunting, Rinella stays true to our ancestral tradition of sustenance hunting.