MEATEATER SEASONS 1-6 (84 EPISODES)
Includes every episode from the first six seasons of MeatEater. These 84 episodes include Steven Rinella's hunting and fishing adventures across the North American Continent. From small game to wild turkeys to big game and showcasing everything from dangerous encounters with grizzly bears to wild game meal preparations, MeatEater documents Rinella's deep passion for killer hunts and killer food.
MeatEater: Season 6 (16 Episodes)
MeatEater Season 6 includes the following episodes:
S6E1: SOUTHERN TRADITIONS: VIRGINIA DOVES
S6E2: MOUNTAIN MEDITATION: BC GRIZZLY BEAR
S6E3: LOBSTER OF THE PRAIRIE: WYOMING ANTELOPE
S6E4: LAND OF THE GIANTS: IDAHO MULE DEER PART 1
S6E5: LAND OF THE GIANTS: IDAHO MULE DEER PART 2
S6E6: COOKING SPECIAL: BUTCHERING A WHOLE DEER
S6E7: DUREN DEER CAMP: WISCONSIN WHITETAIL WITH HELEN AND BRITTANY PART 1
S6E8: DUREN DEER CAMP: WISCONSIN WHITETAIL WITH HELEN AND BRITTANY PART 2
S6E9: STEVE MAKES THE TEAM: KENTUCKY SMALL GAME
S6E10: A TRIP OF FIRSTS: MEXICO COUES DEER
S6E11: TRAPPED IN HISTORY: WYOMING BEAVER
S6E12: ORIGINS OF CONSERVATION: NEW MEXICO TURKEY
S6E13: COOKING SPECIAL: SMOKED MEATS WITH EDUARDO GARCIA
S6E14: LONE STAR PORK: TEXAS HOG
S6E15: MOUNTAIN MEMORIES: MONTANA BLACK BEAR
S6E16: LIVING OFF THE WATER: KENTUCKY FISH
MeatEater: Season 5 (16 Episodes)
MeatEater Season 5 includes the following episodes:
S5E1: YUKON GIANTS: NORTHERN ALASKA MOOSE PART 1
S5E2: YUKON GIANTS: NORTHERN ALASKA MOOSE PART 2
S5E3: DEER THE HARD WAY: PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND
S5E4: BURGER EXTRAVAGANZA COOKING SPECIAL
S5E5: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: ADVENTURES IN BOLIVIA PART 1
S5E6: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: ADVENTURES IN BOLIVIA PART 2
S5E7: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: ADVENTURES IN BOLIVIA PART 3
S5E8: ABOUT TIME: HELEN AND BRITTANY HUNT ELK IN MONTANA
S5E9: SKY ISLAND SOLITAIRE: BACKPACK HUNTING COUES DEER IN ARIZONA
S5E10: RIBEYE OF THE SKY: SANDHILL CRANES IN WEST TEXAS
S5E11: THE COLDEST HUNT: NUNIVAK ISLAND MUSKOX
S5E12: GOBBLING: CALIFORNIA TURKEYS
S5E13: UNCONVENTIONAL: ALASKA SOOTY GROUSE PART 1
S5E14: UNCONVENTIONAL: ALASKA SOOTY GROUSE, PART 2
S5E15: COOKING SPECIAL: WILD TO TABLE: MEMORABLE MEALS
S5E16: UP AT THE CABIN: PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND BLACK BEAR
MeatEater: Season 4 (18 Episodes)
MeatEater Season 4 includes the following episodes:
S4E1: SEA BEAR: ALASKA SPRING BEAR AND SEAFOOD
S4E2: FULL BOAR: WHOLE HOG COOKING SPECIAL
S4E3: BULL BY BOAT: BRITISH COLUMBIA MOOSE
S4E4: LOCAL MOTION: MONTANA BULL ELK
S4E5: THE NORTHERN ROCKIES: BRITISH COLUMBIA GRIZZLY PT 1
S4E6: THE NORTHERN ROCKIES: BRITISH COLUMBIA GRIZZLY PT 2
S4E7: OPENING DAY: WISCONSIN WHITETAIL DEER PT 1
S4E8: OPENING DAY: WISCONSIN WHITETAIL DEER PT 2
S4E9: SPRING BEAK: FLORIDA OSCEOLA TURKEY
S4E10: BOONE AND BUGLES: KENTUCKY BULL ELK
S4E11: COLD WATER: ALASKAN SEAFOOD COOKING SPECIAL
S4E12: BIG BUCK DREAMS: COLORADO MULE DEER
S4E13: SURF N TURK: WISCONSIN TURKEY AND CARP
S4E14: THE BEST START: WILD GAME BREAKFAST COOKING SPECIAL
S4E15: GILA MONSTER: NEW MEXICO BULL ELK
S4E16: HEARTS OF DARKNESS: TICKER COOKING SPECIAL
S4E17: BEAR WITH SEAL: ALASKA BEAR HUNT PART 1
S4E18: BEAR WITH SEAL: ALASKA BEAR HUNT PART 2
MeatEater: Season 3 (11 Episodes)
MeatEater Season 3 includes the following episodes:
S3E1: STRAIGHT FLUSH: MONTANA MOUNTAIN GROUSE
S3E2: MEET THE MEATEATERS: MONTANA CREW MULEY PART I
S3E3: MEET THE MEATEATERS: MONTANA CREW MULEY PART II
S3E4: FIRST TIMERS: MONTANA MULE DEER PART I
S3E5: FIRST TIMERS: MONTANA MULE DEER PART II
S3E6: SKUNK PIG: MEXICO JAVELINA
S3E7: SWAMP STEW: MICHIGAN BOWFISHING
S3E8: THE WIDE OPEN: NEW MEXICO ANTELOPE
S3E9: PRIMAL CUTS: BONE-IN COOKING SPECIAL
S3E10: EL VENADO BLANCO: MEXICO COUES DEER
S3E11: CLASH OF THE TITANS: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PIG & DEER
MeatEater: Season 2 (13 Episodes)
MeatEater Season 2 includes the following episodes:
S2E1: BIG SKY, BIGGER BIRDS:MONTANA WILD TURKEY
S2E2: THE FAIR CHASE:ARIZONA MOUNTAIN LION
S2E3: CROSSING BORDERS:MEXICAN BISON
S2E4: STRANGE HUNT IN A STRANGE LAND:NEW ZEALAND RED STAG
S2E5: BUSH PIG:NEW ZEALAND WILD BOAR
S2E6: THE TOP OF THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD:NEW ZEALAND TAHR PART I
S2E7: THE TOP OF THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD:NEW ZEALAND TAHR PART II
S2E8: COOKING SPECIAL: GIVING THANKS
S2E9: TRUE NORTH: ALASKA NORTH SLOPE CARIBOU
S2E10: THE GREATEST DRAW: ALASKA DALL SHEEP PART I
S2E11: THE GREATEST DRAW: ALASKA DALL SHEEP PART II
S2E12: SONORAN SUPER-BIRDS: MEXICO GOULD'S TURKEY
S2E13: COOKING SPECIAL: WILD GAME FOR THE BIG GAME
MeatEater: Season 1 (10 Episodes)
MeatEater Season 1 includes the following episodes:
S1E1: INTO THE CLOUDS: SITKA BLACKTAIL DEER
S1E2: THE SWEETEST MEAT: ALASKAN BLACK BEAR
S1E3: THE WATERS EDGE: WATERFOWL IN ALASKA
S1E4: THE RUGGED PEAKS: ALASKAN MOUNTAIN GOAT
S1E5: STALKING THE GREY GHOST: ARIZONA COUES WHITETAIL DEER
S1E6: THE NEW AMERICAN FOOD CHAIN: WILD PIGS
S1E7: BROTHERHOOD, BADLANDS, AND PACK LLAMAS: MONTANA MULE DEER
S1E8: THE ROUGHEST COUNTRY: TEXAS AOUDAD SHEEP
S1E9: CANYON BOTTOMS AND COOKOUTS: TEXAS JAVELINA
S1E10: BIG BUCKS AND SMALL GAME: WISCONSIN WHITETAIL DEER
MEATEATER TURKEY HUNTING COLLECTION
The MeatEater Turkey Hunting Collection includes the following episodes:
LESSONS IN CONSERVATION: NEW MEXICO WILD TURKEY
SONORAN SUPER BIRDS: MEXICO GOULD'S WILD TURKEY
SURF N TURK: WISCONSIN CARP AND TURKEY
GOBBLING: CALIFORNIA WILD TURKEY WITH JOE ROGAN AND BRYAN CALLEN
BIG SKY, BIGGER BIRDS: MONTANA WILD TURKEYS
SPRING BREAK: FLORIDA OSCEOLA TURKEYS
The Cooking Special Collection
Included in this collection are Steven Rinella's Cooking Specials:
Cooking Special: Give Thanks
Cooking Special: Wild Game for the Big Game
Cooking Special: Primal Cuts
Full Boar: Whole Hog Cooking Special
The Best Start: Wild Game Breakfast Cooking Special
Hearts of Darkness: Ticker Cooking Special
Burger Extravaganza: Cooking Special
Wild to Table: Memorable Meals Cooking Special
Butchering a Whole Deer: Cooking Special
Smoked Meats with Eduardo Garcia: Cooking Special
A LESSON IN CONSERVATION HISTORY, NEW MEXICO TURKEY
Hot on a 100-year-old tip from famed conservationist Aldo Leopold, Steven and wildlife ecologist Karl Malcolm hunt the Cibola National Forest in search of Merriams wild turkeys.
LIVING OFF THE WATER: KENTUCKY FISHING
Set lines, limb lines, trot lines, turtle traps, bows and arrows, they all make it out onto the Kentucky water with MeatEaters Steven Rinella & Kevin Murphy.
MOUNTAIN MEMORIES: MONTANA BLACK BEAR
Steve returns to his black bear roots in southwest Montana for a spring black bear hunt. He's hunted these mountains before, it's a special place and he's glad to be back.
COOKING SPECIAL: SMOKED MEATS WITH EDUARDO GARCIA
Steven is a cooking thief, otherwise known as a student of the culinary arts, and this week, he's learning from Chef Eduardo Garcia of Charged Film & Montana Mex, a storied chef who loves wild game as much as Steve does.
DUREN DEER CAMP, HELEN & BRITTANY WISCONSIN WHITETAIL PT 1
Helen Cho and Brittany Brothers are back for a double episode. This time around they’re hunting whitetail deer in Wisconsin on the famed Duren farm with Doug Duren and Steve as their guides. Arriving a few days early to scout and tune up their shooting with some squirrel hunting, the ladies enter the next chapter of their hunting journey.
TRAPPED IN HISTORY: WYOMING BEAVER
Steve explains what goes into beaver trapping while retelling stories of the mountain men who depended on this animal, for both its surprisingly delicious meat and incredible hide.
COOKING SPECIAL: BUTCHERING A WHOLE DEER
Plain and simple: Steve gives the “how to” on breaking down a whole whitetail deer. Steve takes you through the process of transforming a whole deer into steaks, roasts, shanks and doesn't skip the extras that are often discarded.
LONE STAR PORK: TEXAS HOG
Steve joins ranch manager and wildlife biologist Ben Binnion for a couple of days during his annual pig roundup to learn about the other side of the Texas hog story.
LAND OF GIANTS: IDAHO MULE DEER PART TWO
Steve’s quest for a giant mule deer buck continues in central Idaho. To help Steve in his journey, Ryan Callaghan has offered up one of his best spots as well as his keen spotting skills. The duo backpack hunt in some of the West’s steepest and prettiest mountains seeking the colossal buck of Steve’s dreams. In part two Steve finds the buck he's been searching for his whole life. The dream is realized and Steve and Ryan feast on a slow cooked roast.
A TRIP OF FIRSTS: MEXICO COUES DEER AND JAVELINA
Steve and Janis head to the Sonoran Mountains of Mexico to hunt the elusive Coues deer & javelina.
LAND OF GIANTS: IDAHO MULE DEER PART ONE
Steve’s quest for a giant mule deer buck continues in central Idaho. To help Steve in his journey, Ryan Callaghan has offered up one of his best spots as well as his keen spotting skills. The duo backpack hunt in some of the West’s steepest and prettiest mountains seeking the colossal buck of Steve’s dreams. In part one, frustration and opportunities abound and Ryan turns a failed black bear stalk turns into a successful buck hunt.
STEVE MAKES THE TEAM: KENTUCKY SMALL GAME
Kevin Murphy and his band of Kentucky small game hunters introduce Steve to the finest Kentucky has to offer. Gray squirrels with tree hounds and cottontails with beagles, in Kentucky, it’s the dogs that do the hunting. Cathead biscuits, sawmill gravy, and fried small game round out the Kentucky adventure.
LOBSTER OF THE PRAIRIE: WYOMING PRONGHORN ANTELOPE
Steve is fed up with disrespect for one of the world's most unique game animals-the pronghorn antelope. Throughout the hunt, Steve shares antelope biology, hunting techniques, and meat care. Steve aims to make antelope lovers out of everyone and get pronghorns the respect they deserve.
COOKING SPECIAL: FULL BOAR
Steven Rinella breaks down an entire boar and shares some of his favorite recipes in this Cooking Special.
MOUNTAIN MEDITATION: BRITISH COLUMBIA GRIZZLY BEAR
Ryan Callaghan and Aaron Evans join Steve on an epic adventure in British Columbia’s Rockies to pursue grizzly bears. Steve has long desired to take a grizzly but only if he can do it in a way that fits his personal ethics. The hunt is dampened by frustrating weather but Steve finds a way to fix a tasty meal.
SOUTHERN TRADITIONS: VIRGINIA DOVES
All across America hunters kick off the fall hunting season with a weekend of doves, friends, and food. Steve's lifelong friend, Ronnie Boehme has invited Steve out to his digs in Virginia for the dove opener. To prep for opening day, Steve and Ron spend a day brushing up on their shooting skills on a sporting clays course followed by a pigeon hunt. Steve shares simple, delicious cooking methods for doves and pigeons.
DUREN DEER CAMP, HELEN & BRITTANY WISCONSIN WHITETAIL PT 2
Helen Cho and Brittany Brothers are back for a double episode. This time around they’re hunting whitetail deer in Wisconsin on the famed Duren farm with Doug Duren and Steve as their guides. In part two both Helen and Brittany get their chance at Duren farm bucks. Hobo dinners over the campfire make it deer camp.
UNCONVENTIONAL: ALASKA SOOTY GROUSE PART 2
In Part One, Steve experienced the difficulty of hunting the Sooty grouse of southeast Alaska. In Part 2, Steve joins his friend Barbara in Juneau who shows him the in and outs of finding “hooters.” Tromping through Southeast Alaska rainforest, Steve and Barbara discover a mutual fondness for an unconventional hunt. Barbara concludes the hunt with a beachside meal of fettuccine a la sooty grouse.
UP AT THE CABIN: PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND BLACK BEAR WITH PAUL NEESS
Last spring, Steve decided to pass up an opportunity to kill a black bear in favor of an extended up close and personal experience. This time, Steve heads back to his shack on Prince of Wales Island and he’s brought his friend Paul Neess from Vortex Optics along to share the experience of using a canoe to slip in close to these giant black bears.
COOKING SPECIAL: WILD TO TABLE: MEATEATER MEMORABLE MEALS
Steve loves to fish as much as he loves to hunt. Steve is on a river in SW Montana for a day to catch some rainbow trout and cook a few over a fire. As fishing and campfire cooking offer time for reflection, Steve takes the time to recall a few memorable MeatEater meals. From caveman style sheep ribs in the Alaska Range to curiosity-induced coyote BBQ in Mexico, these meals give Steve the chance to explore what it means to be a MeatEater.
UNCONVENTIONAL: ALASKA SOOTY GROUSE PART 1
In the first part of this series, Steve attempts a unique spring hunt for sooty grouse in the coastal rainforests of southeast Alaska. These mysterious hooters make for a hunt that is markedly different from any other and success doesn't come easily.
GOBBLING: CALIFORNIA TURKEYS WITH JOE ROGAN AND BRYAN CALLEN
The last time Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen went out with Steven Rinella they were soaked head to toe and came home meatless. To remedy their meat crisis while keeping them dry, Steve sets up a springtime wild turkey hunt in sunny California. Steve gives Joe and Bryan the A to Z on hunting, butchering, and cooking the wild turkey. Steve caps off the introductory lesson by preparing his favorite turkey recipe: Schnitzel.
THE COLDEST HUNT: NUNIVAK ISLAND MUSKOX
Lightning strikes twice: Steven Rinella has somehow beaten the odds and drawn a second Muskox tag after having to forfeit his first one four years ago due to unforeseen circumstances. Steve has always regretted passing up an opportunity to hunt Muskox but with another tag in his pocket, nothing will stop this adventure. We learn about the native history and culture of Nunivak Island's as Steve tries to stay warm while chasing Muskox 30 miles offshore in the Bering Sea. The muskox is delicious and so is the tomcod dipped in seal oil.
RIBEYE OF THE SKY: SANDHILL CRANES IN WEST TEXAS
Steve and bird hunting aficionado Ronny Boehme join up with wildlife biologist Ed Arnett in Lubbock, Texas to hunt Sandhill cranes. The Sandhill crane offers a unique wingshooting opportunity and also carries the nickname “rib eye of the sky” because of its supposed similarities to a handsome cut of beef. It’s fast action and plenty of laughs as Steve, Ronny, and Ed explore the culinary delights of these birds with a Texas style “Crane Cookout.”
SKY ISLAND SOLITAIRE: BACKPACK HUNTING COUES DEER IN ARIZONA
Steve returns to southern Arizona to stalk the elusive Coues deer. Unaccompanied, Steve immerses himself in the quiet southwest desert and gets intimate with one of the most wary animals in the west. Throughout the hunt, Steve articulates why solo time in trophy country is good for the soul.
ABOUT TIME: HELEN AND BRITTANY ELK HUNT IN MONTANA
Brittany and Helen have put more work in on MeatEater than just about anyone else. For two years these adventurous ladies have built up an intense desire to learn how to hunt, and it’s about time they get out there. Steven Rinella takes them through the process from beginning to end. They need to get their hunters safety, learn to shoot, train for the woods, and get geared up. When November comes they're ready to go, and they strike out into the mountains of northern Montana for the adventure of their lives. First Lite’s Ryan Callaghan comes along to lend a helping hand, and they all head into the Sweetgrass Hills with high hopes of eating a traditional first-hunters’ meal of fresh elk heart.
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - ADVENTURES IN BOLIVIA (3-PART SERIES)
Steve is fascinated by indigenous people who live in the wilds South America. In this three-part series, he travels deep into the Amazon jungle to hunt with and learn from the locals there. Not only will this be one heck of a hunting adventure, it will be a mind-opening, life-changing event. From bowfishing to hunting in the jungle at night, you never know what the evening’s menu will bring.
Note: This is a 3-part series but comes as one complete episode.
YUKON GIANTS - NORTHERN ALASKA MOOSE PART 1 AND 2
Dropped off by bushplane on a remote lakeside in the wilderness of Alaska’s Brooks Range, Steven Rinella and wildlife biologist Brandt Meixell have ten days of hunting before the plane returns. Big-antlered Yukon moose are few and far between but hard work pays off for hunters who stick with it until the bitter end.
Note: This is a 2-part series but comes as one complete episode.
DEER THE HARD WAY: PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND WITH JOE ROGAN AND BRYAN CALLEN
Steven Rinella has hunted this area before, but he feels he’s just scratched the surface exploring the surrounding country. The top of the mountain is always calling Steve’s name, and for this serious Alaskan backpack hunt he’s bringing along comedians Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen. Cold, wet weather and tough hunting for wily Sitka deer make this a southeast Alaskan adventure these hunters will never forget.
BIG BUCKS & SMALL GAME: WISCONSIN WHITETAIL DEER
Steven Rinella heads to Wisconsin to spend a few days on his buddy’s historical family farm to hunt small game and whitetails in the famed Driftless area. There's plenty of action and tasty wild game meals like Grilled Butterfly Venison Steaks and Hassenpfeffer rabbit stew.
THE WATER'S EDGE: WATERFOWL IN ALASKA
For a waterfowler's dream hunt, Steven Rinella joins his friend, wildlife biologist Brandt Meixell, on a remote trip to some untouched Alaska wetlands in search of ducks and geese. With a spread of decoys and a loyal retriever, they try to get their limit and fill their bellies with willow-spit roasted whole duck.
STALKING THE GRAY GHOST: ARIZONA COUES DEER
Steven Rinella drew a tag to hunt the elusive Coues Deer in the desert mountains of southern Arizona, where his spot and stalk skills will be pushed to the limit hunting these tiny, ghostlike deer for the first time. 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.
THE NEW AMERICAN FOOD CHAIN: CALIFORNIA WILD PIGS
On this trip, Steve travels to the Sacramento Valley in central California in search of a new challenge and seriously good food. 300 years ago Spanish settlers let a handful of pigs loose in order to turn acorns into bacon, and today Steve is hunting the feral descendants of those pigs. If he's successful in finding a wild boar, Steve will prepare a backcountry gourmet feast of pork loin roasted with apples and rosemary cooked in tin foil over a fire.
BROTHERHOOD, BADLANDS, & PACK LLAMAS: MONTANA MULE DEER
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. Freezing cold temperatures and unforgiving topography add to the already-challenging job of finding a giant mule
deer buck. To combat the freezing temperatures, Rinella plans to make a hunter's stew to celebrate a successful hunt.
THE RUGGED PEAKS: ALASKA MOUNTAIN GOAT
Every year, a handful of hunters draw a mountain goat permit to hunt the Mills Creek region of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Steven Rinella holds one of the permits this year, and he and his brother Danny backpack into the mountains, into rugged country they’ve never seen, in hopes of finding a billy goat.
SPRING BREAK: FLORIDA OSCEOLA TURKEY
Steven Rinella and his friend and wild turkey specialist, Robert Abernathy, head to southern Florida to hunt Osceola gobblers. Steve hopes to finish off his Royal Turkey Slam, achieved by bagging all five subspecies of the American wild turkey—a quest that’s been a decade in the making. These two turkey hunting fanatics celebrate with a delicious meal of grilled and stuff wild wild turkey breast.
BIG BUCK DREAMS: COLORADO MULE DEER
Steve's annual quest for a giant mule deer buck continues this year in southwest Colorado. Here, Steve fills us in on his favorite critter, the mule deer. 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.
BOONE & BUGLES: KENTUCKY BULL ELK
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. This is Steve’s first eastern elk hunt, and he quickly realizes that the rules of the game here are different. If he manages to track one down, he’ll prepare what was supposedly Boone’s favorite meal: elk liver.
SURF N TURK: WISCONSIN TURKEY & CARP
Steven Rinella scratches his spring turkey itch this year as he visits Southeast Wisconsin to call in some big eastern Toms with his buddy Jerod Fink. The guys also plan to do some bow fishing after dark so they can enjoy a real Midwest turkey and fish fry.
BEAR WITH SEAL: ALASKA BEAR HUNT WITH RORKE DENVER PART 1 & 2
Steven Rinella will take Navy SEAL Rorke Denver on his first hunt deep into the Alaskan backcountry to search for black bears in the mighty Alaska Range. In the remote wilderness, two friends will look into the differences and similarities between the hunter and the warrior. The bears are out but Rorke and Steve will have to work hard to put a tag on one.
Part 2: The Alaskan backcountry hunt continues as Steven Rinella and Rorke Denver try to find a good bear. Rorke soon learns that the hunt is only half the battle. After a lesson in field butchering, Rorke and Steve head back to camp to do a little fishing and foraging to round out their bear feast.
GILA MONSTER: NEW MEXICO BULL ELK
After four years of waiting, Steven Rinella draws a coveted, limited-entry public land bull elk tag for New Mexico’s Gila National Forest. Steve heads into the backcountry on a solo backpack hunt where his biggest challenge is the vast expanse of hills covered in thick timber. This demanding hunt requires lots of glassing and even more hiking. Here, even just one missed opportunity could result in an empty freezer.
SEA BEAR: ALASKA SPRING BLACK BEAR & SEAFOOD
Steve ventures out to his hunting and fishing shack on a remote coastline of southeast Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island. While hunting bears from a skiff and a canoe, Steve gathers a variety of prime seafood and makes a discovery about his own motivations as a bear hunter.
BULL BY BOAT: BRITISH COLUMBIA MOOSE
Steve and his buddy Ryan Callaghan float a remote river on a bull moose hunt in the wilderness of British Columbia. Here, they'll face one of the most dangerous moments in Steve’s life as a hunter. But they'll also enjoy one the best wild game meals they've ever tasted.
LOCAL MOTION: BULL ELK IN MONTANA
Steve must deal with bad weather and fierce competition during a late-season central Montana elk hunt. With some tips from a friend, Steve encounters plenty of elk on this public land hunt. But he'll have to hike hard in steep country and deep snow to get to the elk and away from other hunters.
THE NORTHERN ROCKIES: BRITISH COLUMBIA GRIZZLY BEAR PART 1 & 2
Steve and his buddy Ryan Callaghan, a British Columbia guide, hike into the steep backcountry of northern British Columbia in search of grizzlies and black bears. This alpine adventure includes some intense and up-close bear action – almost too close.
OPENING DAY: WISCONSIN WHITETAILS
Steven Rinella and his buddy Doug Duren give comedians Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen their first taste of Midwest deer hunting culture by sitting in freezing ground blinds on opening day in Wisconsin. 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.
FIRST TIMERS: MONTANA MULE DEER PART 1 AND 2
Television personality Joe Rogan and his best friend, comedian Bryan Callen, join Steven Rinella for their very first hunt. On a float trip for mule deer through the rugged Missouri Breaks, this is as adventurous of a first hunt as anyone could hope for, and Steve’s special guests are in for a memorable experience and delicious wild game field cooking in some gorgeous country.
STRAIGHT FLUSH: MONTANA MOUNTAIN GROUSE
Steven Rinella and his friend Ronny Boehme drive into the mountains of southwest Montana to hunt the high ridge tops for dusky grouse. Ronny’s Bracco Italiano hunting dogs have been bred and trained for this work, but can Ronny handle the altitude? The duo prepares dusky grouse jalapeño poppers and grouse fettuccine with a white wine and cream sauce.
THE GREATEST DRAW: ALASKA DALL SHEEP
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. Along with his brother Danny and friend Paul, Steve is dropped deep into the Alaska Range. After a rugged hike through nasty weather, Steve’s skills and fortitude are tested against his elusive, high-climbing quarry.
SONORAN SUPERBIRDS: MEXICO GOULD'S TURKEY
Steven Rinella crosses the border into Mexico's desert to call in the Gould’s wild turkey. Of the five turkey subspecies in North America, the Gould’s is the largest but rarest. On this unique Mexican adventure, Steve finds exciting action for gobbling toms. With locally made charcoal at his disposal, he'll grill up a big, brined, delicious bird.
TRUE NORTH: ALASKA NORTH SLOPE CARIBOU
Steven Rinella and special guest, the author Tim Ferriss, travel to the remote north slope of Alaska's Brooks Range to catch the annual migration of the famed Western Arctic caribou herd. On the open tundra they fish, hunt and fight off marauding grizzlies. With caribou bulls on the menu, they'll feast on a stew of caribou sirloin and root vegetables thickened with bone marrow.
FORBIDDEN FEAST: MEXICO JAVELINA & COYOTE
While Steven Rinella has hunted for javelina, in this episode he’s shown an entirely new tactic when his buddy Remi Warren demonstrates how to use a predator call to call them in at a full charge. After the hunt, the plan is to enjoy a local delicacy, Chorizo de Javelin, with help from an experienced Mexican ranch cook. In addition, Steve and Remi hunt for coyote with the intent of roasting the animal. It's an experience neither hunter will soon forget.
SWAMP STEW, MICHIGAN BOWFISHING
Steven Rinella returns to his cherished boyhood stomping grounds along Michigan’s Muskegon River. He'll paddle his canoe through the marsh to camp and bow fish for sucker, bowfin, and gar. With the rich bounty of overlooked aquatic foods that can be found in this freshwater paradise, he'll demonstrate how beat the heat by salt curing fish and later he'll prepare a camp meal of fried gar.
THE WIDE OPEN: NEW MEXICO ANTELOPE
Steven Rinella and friend Cody Lujan head to Northeastern New Mexico to hunt pronghorn antelope, the fastest big game animal in the United States. In the wide open desert plains, Steve will have to work hard to stalk within range of a mature buck. The payoff will be antelope loin topped with local New Mexico chiles.
EL VENADO BLANCO: MEXICAN COUES DEER
Steven Rinella returns to his favorite hunting grounds of Sonora, Mexico to hunt for a Coues deer buck during the peak rutting season. Steve sets up camp and spends days glassing mountains and canyons for these elusive, wary desert whitetails. Meanwhile, his hunting partner, Remi Warren, attempts the difficult task of stalking one with a bow. To cap off the hunt, Steve cooks a batch of venison ribs braised in a Dutch oven buried beneath hot coals.
CLASH OF THE TITANS: CALIFORNIA PIG & DEER
In this episode, Steven Rinella joins forces with fellow hunter and wild game chef Hank Shaw in the hills of Central California to go after Columbia blacktail deer, wild pigs, and a handful of small game species that are in season. The end result is a culinary smorgasbord of epic proportions.
BUSH PIG: NEW ZEALAND WILD BOAR
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. Their tools for the job include two tough little pig dogs, a knife, and some real grit. Wild pigs are dangerous critters and this is as visceral as a hunt gets. Along the way, Steve learns a new technique for field-prepping whole hogs.
BIG SKY BIGGER BIRDS: MONTANA SPRING TURKEYS WITH MATT RINELLA
Steven Rinella and his brother Matt load up the llamas for a backcountry spring Turkey hunt in Montana’s Powder River Breaks. They will pack deep into the rugged badlands to find gobbling birds. With two tags each, there's plenty of action and camp-fried turkey schnitzel is on the menu.
THE FAIR CHASE: ARIZONA MOUNTAIN LION
In the harsh desert Southwest, Steven Rinella has come to learn the truth about tracking a mountain lions with dog. With the help of two expert lion hunters, he immerses himself in the physical and emotional challenges of cougar hunting. Sometimes the reward of the hunt is the thrill of success and a delicious meal, and other times it’s a more personal, and possibly more important lesson of knowledge and humility.
CROSSING BORDERS: SONORAN DESERT BISON
Steven Rinella heads into the mountains of the Sonora Desert on a true, wild, free-ranging bison hunt. Steve knows Buffalo, but seeing and stalking these beasts in this dry, stark habitat very different from anything he’s every done. But with persistence and patience, he's able to find a herd of one of North America's most iconic animals. Sharing the bounty, Steve experiences a traditional Mexcian feast with a table of hungry cowboys.
STRANGE HUNT IN A STRANGE LAND: NEW ZEALAND STAG
Steven Rinella is on New Zealand's South Island for a do-it-yourself, free-range hunt for the majestic red stag. But first, he needs to secure some camp meat in the form of wild lamb. Battling weather and wary game in mountainous terrain, he uses his spot and stock hunting skills to discover Kiwi red stags are a trophy worthy of the wall and the cook pot.
THE ROUGHEST COUNTRY: TEXAS AOUDAD SHEEP
Steven Rinella heads into the mountainous desert backcountry of west Texas after Barbary sheep, or Aoudad. These introduced sheep from North Africa are hard to find and harder to hunt. 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.
THE TOP OF THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD: NEW ZEALAND TAHR PART 1 AND 2
With the help of guide and friend Remi Warren, Steven Rinella gears up for a massive climb into New Zealand’s Southern Alps in pursuit of Chamois and Tahr. The hunters will travel light and base out of an alpine hut to find animals Steve has never hunted. Things turns adventurous quickly; with an impassable glacial river between Steve and his goal. But with hard work, Steve experiences a do-it-yourself high country hunt like no other.
CANYON BOTTOMS & COOKOUTS: TEXAS JAVELINA
Steven Rinella takes to the canyons of the West Texas desert in search of javelina. In this broken, rocky terrain finding these unique critters isn't easy and getting a clear shot on a skunk pig with a bow is a whole other story. But Steve is inspired by the evidence of he finds of ancient hunters that used the area to prepare a meal that honors both the animal and our hunting ancestors.
THE SWEETEST MEAT: ALASKA BLACK BEAR
As summer turns to fall, Steve heads into the backcountry of Alaska's Chugach Range. The bears here are on a quest to fatten up on high elevation blueberries before they hibernate for the winter. Steve will need to hike into steep, rugged terrain to find a fat black bear and some of the finest tasting meat available to the American hunter.
INTO THE CLOUDS: SITKA BLACKTAIL DEER
Steven Rinella charters a float plane to drop off on a remote lake in Alaska’s coastal rainforest for a solo Sitka blacktail deer hunt. With challenging terrain, thick fog, and incessant rain, finding a buck won't be easy. But if Steve connects on a Sitka blacktail, he'll celebrate with a camp meal of rock-pounded tenderloin.