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Ep. 146: Bigfoot

12/10/2018
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Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with journalist and podcaster Laura Krantz, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: “Wild Thing” podcast; the newest oldest hunting weapons ever found in America; Clovis hunters; what good is a squirrel’s tail; Steve stands corrected on Pancho Villa; the other kind of knocking boots; old Bob Milligan’s game dinner; a critique of Teddy Roosevelt; the Four horsemen of Sasquatchery; burning a village to save it; what a bigfoot nest...

Duration:05:31:33

Ep. 145: A Life of Service

12/3/2018
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Missoula, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore, the author and poet Chris Dombrowski, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: open season on pine squirrels in Idaho; Steve's Mexican roadkill bonefish encounter; managing deer for opportunity versus quality; the unfortunate reality of why Idaho's winter steelhead season has been closed; the ongoing fight around grizzly bear delisting; multi-state game and fish agencies...

Duration:06:07:59

Ep. 144: Tough-Assed Questions

11/26/2018
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Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Outdoor Life’s shooting editor John Snow, Jon Edwards of Schnee’s, Pete Muenich of Stone Glacier, and Phillip Larson, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: The tension between hunters and shooters; scent dogs pinging Willie Nelson’s tour bus and other antics of outlaw country’s finest; the last word on Andrew McLean’s public land treestand theft; Australian mugs #1 and #2 explain Kangaroo hunting; another misguided attempt...

Duration:05:18:01

Ep. 143: Self-loathing and Guilt

11/19/2018
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Kalamazoo, Michigan- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Guy Zuck, Chris “Ridge Pounder” Gill, Loren Moulton, Seth Morris and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: The Golden Spruce and other essential reading; man-eating tigers and a seventeen-foot-long python; copper bullet efficacy; 12-hour mega sits; haikus, High Coues, and Huntin’ High; what makes a mature buck?; the significant benefits of hunting all day; early antler drops and Mark’s theory...

Duration:05:49:56

Ep. 142: Begging and Pleading

11/12/2018
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Grand Junction, MI- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Chris “Ridge Pounder” Gill, Matt Cook, and Seth Morris and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: What’s a freezer full of wild game worth?; souped-up swamp rabbits and their latrine fidelity; why do rabbits eat their own shit?; waking up to the harsh reality of a played-out hunting justification; Mrs. Dash and Uncle Tom; dogs and the cake theory; trail cams ethics; an eight-feet high decorative...

Duration:03:46:11

Ep. 141: Squirrel Brains, Stags, and the Fourth Wall

11/5/2018
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Delmarva Peninsula - Steven Rinella talks with Steve Kendrot, Ryan Callaghan, Loren Moulton, Brody Henderson, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: eating squirrel brains; what, exactly, is Southern Literature?; the Fourth Wall or why we didn't talk about the Meat Tree Incident in season 7 of MeatEater; 47,000 ticks on a dead moose; the controversy of aerial wolf gunning; Steve's heartfelt apology; sika deer and their preference for great people; the similarities...

Duration:05:46:15

Ep. 140: Getting The Most Of It

10/29/2018
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Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with wild game experts Danielle Prewett and Eduardo Garcia, along with Chris “Ridge Pounder” Gill, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: a dude named Keith grinds an axe; souped-up weasels; capitalizing on Doug Duren's urine and Dirt's chew spit; letting Mother Nature take over; unseasoned meat as seeing someone naked for the first time; everything about cooking tongues; to sous vide or not to sous vide; fish thawing 101;...

Duration:05:33:13

Ep. 139: X marks the spot

10/22/2018
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Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Eric Siegfried, Matt Seidel, and Zach Sandau of OnX, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: magic circles, rut fests, and meat balls; prairie dog guide by day, tech visionary by night; more memories from Steve's pre-OnX days; unsolicited advice from meddling uncles; partisan diseases; good old American elbow grease; a killer goose pastrami recipe from the forthcoming MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook; and more. Click here...

Duration:04:43:13

Ep 138: The Life and Times of a Squirrel Man

10/15/2018
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Steven Rinella talks with Parker Hall, Chris "Ridge Pounder" Gill, Seth Morris, Michael Lindemuth, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: half breasts, whole breasts, and lobes; the problematic nature of the Herrera case; Mark Twain's dooziest quotes; the repetitive and deafening nature of squirrel dogs; big mambo jambo Flatheads; the Soylent Green of the fish world; invasive exotics; Parker's contentious catfish species preference; the lo-cull factor; and...

Duration:06:25:16

Ep. 137: Bulls, Bucks, and Pre-Chewed Meat

10/8/2018
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Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Kurt Racicot of Stone Glacier, Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: revisiting Kurt’s impossible hunt; creating problems for yourself; Mark Kenyon's Montana public land whitetail hunt; taking note of squirrels; dreaded shots; making your kids eat more than just buttered noodles; gear that you brought but didn’t use and gear you shouldn't have left behind; cutting books into thirds; Tom...

Duration:03:46:19

Ep. 136: Locked Out

10/1/2018
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Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Eric Siegfried and Lisa Nichols of OnX, Joel Webster of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: A major MeatEater announcement; the 9-million acres you own but can’t use; defining landlocked; a brief history of how things got this bad; an OnX Pro Tip; historic uses and prescriptive easements; Janis discusses what the hell a “checkerboard” is; LWCF...

Duration:04:27:15

Ep. 135: Titillation

9/25/2018
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Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew, along with Chris "Ridge Pounder" Gill, Loren Moulton, Seth Morris, and Kelsey Johnson. Subjects discussed: is it okay to use holler’ in Pennsylvania?; a new addition to things that get turks to shock gobble; upper deckers, lower deckers, and the full stadium; scouting a Quality Elk Unit; camp cookies; hiding in plain sight; running through bushes, rolling logs, beating the snot out of the woods, and Jani's other elk...

Duration:06:07:48

Ep. 134: An Object and Its Shadow

9/17/2018
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Anchorage, AK- Steven Rinella talks with his brother Danny Rinella, Army veteran Levi Meyer, Chris "Ridge Pounder" Gill, along with Dirt Myth and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: risking life and limb for household birds; the ballad of Jani Tsimane; dipping, smoking, and chaw dawgs; Matt Rinella's primitive navigation tool; Danny's swollen uvula; the blond bombshell of the grizz world; Ovis dalli and its rocky, nasty, glaciated homeland; full curls, double...

Duration:06:51:26

Ep. 133: You're a cool dude, Buck.

9/10/2018
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Anchorage, AK - Steven Rinella talks with Alaska Master Guide Buck Bowden, along with his brother Danny Rinella, Chris "Ridgepounder" Gill, Dirt Myth, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: becoming Buck, or a boy mangles himself with a knife; digging for money with nine fingers; hunting and visiting the obscure; candyass horses from lower-48 and their rough and rangy Alaskan counterparts; the big money makers in fur trapping; eating wolverines; cutting your teeth on...

Duration:06:11:58

Ep. 132: Sheep on the Mountain

9/3/2018
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Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Gray Thornton, Garrett Long, and Clay Brewer of the Wild Sheep Foundation, along with Scott Peckham of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Wolves, lynx, eagles, and other things that can be hell on wild sheep; thick and thin (horns, that is); the historic decline of wild sheep everywhere, including Texas; auto-immune diseases in sheep and lessons learned; wild sheep...

Duration:05:50:39

Ep. 131: Calling Elk

8/28/2018
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Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Jason Phelps of Phelps Game Calls, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: rippin' bugles; herd bulls, satellite bulls, lead cows, and their impact on herd dynamics; dissecting the five parts of a bugle; 90% bugles to 10% cow calls; the good fortune of listening to bad elk callers; getting more locater bulls; lunch bulls and nap bulls; and more.

Duration:04:03:01

Ep. 130: Packing Gear

8/20/2018
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Steven Rinella talks with Kurt Racicot of Stone Glacier, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: the unique nature of Alaskan bears; the PTSD-inducing capabilities of Killer whales; sea cucumbers, abalone, scallops, and other Alaskan ocean grub worth owning a cabin for; how to pack for a long backcountry hunt, and how to get your head straight; proof that cotton kills; suffering; water purification preferences; cold supper; how big is your backpack?; 13 bullets...

Duration:05:55:04

Ep. 129: Live from Minneapolis

8/13/2018
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Minneapolis, MN- Steven Rinella talks with the outdoor writer Patrick Durkin, along with First Lite's Ryan Callaghan, Mark Boardman of Vortex Optics, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Recycled car batteries out the end of your barrels; the hidden value of bearded hens; putting things into perspective; chronic wasting disease, tularemia, and other food safety concerns; freezing freshwater fish; the legal and ethical conundrums of bartering fish and game; should a...

Duration:05:15:11

Ep. 128: Outdoor Media

8/6/2018
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Minneapolis, MN- Steven Rinella talks with Mitch Petrie of the Outdoor Sportsman Group, along with Ryan Callaghan of First Lite, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. The good, the bad, and the ugly of outdoor television; the outdoor media talent pool; the disproportionate draw of whitetail and turkey content, and the aspirational nature of big game hunting programming; is hunting TV good or bad for the sport?; sandwich boards and where the bite is; working through the fears of...

Duration:05:12:14

Ep. 127: Grays Harbor

7/30/2018
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Grays Harbor, WA- Steven Rinella talks with the pizza magnate Jimmy Doran, Tony Colagrossi, and Tommy Eidson, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Randy Johnson's most famous pitch; insane drives and intense wanderlust; Razor clam tailgating, squid-jigging, and Surfperch fishing; a Grays Harbor baptism; the thinkin' man's clam strip; the Backcountry Clam Diggers Association; the founding fish and Daniel Boone; Jani the Surfperch master; smoother than a...

Duration:05:09:47