Purchase digital downloads of MeatEater here. In MeatEater, author and hunter Steven Rinella deconstructs and masters hunting techniques, tracks and pursues prey and procures his food. Whether glassing for Montana Mule deer, or rooting out Javelina in Texas, Rinella defers to his backcountry roots, challenging himself at every corner while providing a memorable adventure along the way.
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-stalk hunting skills to discover Kiwi red stags are a trophy worthy of the wall and the cook pot.
S2-E04: Strange Hunt in a Strange Land: New Zealand Red Stag
Steven Rinella flies halfway around the world to take on the mystical Red Stag in one of the most beautiful settings in the world—New Zealand’s South Island. Steve learns whether his North American hunting skills will translate for these foreign beasts.