The Entire MeatEater Collection
Featuring every episode of MeatEater with Steven Rinella, from Volume 1-11, including Cooking Specials & Off-Cuts.
MeatEater Volumes 7-11, including the Cooking Special Collection
This package includes MeatEater Volumes 7-11, including the MeatEater Cooking Special Collection.
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
MEATEATER VOLUME 11
MeatEater Volume 11 includes the following episodes:
-Steve Makes the Team: Kentucky Small Game
-A Trip of Firsts: Mexico Coues Deer & Javelina
-Lone Star Pork, Texas Hog
-Trapped in History, Wyoming Beaver
-Cooking Special, Smoked Meats
-Mountain Memories, Montana Bear
-Living Off the Water, Kentucky Fishing
-A Lesson in Conservation History, New Mexico Turkey
MEATEATER VOLUME 10
MeatEater Volume 10 includes the following episodes:
-Southern Tradition, Virginia Doves
-Mountain Meditation, British Columbia Grizzly Bear
-Lobster of the Prairie, Wyoming Antelope
-Land of Giants, Idaho Mule Deer, Part 1
-The Good Ol' Days, Idaho Mule Deer, Part 2
-Cooking Special, Butchering a Whole Deer
-Duren Deer Camp, Helen & Brittany Wisconsin Whitetail, Part 1 & 2
VOLUME 11, EPISODE 8: 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.
VOLUME 11, EPISODE 7: 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.
VOLUME 11, EP 6: MOUNTAIN MEMORIES, MONTANA 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.
VOLUME 11, EPISODE 5: COOKING SPECIAL, SMOKED MEATS
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.
VOLUME 11, EPISODE 4: 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.
VOLUME 11, EPISODE 3: 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.
VOLUME 11, EPISODE 2: 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.
VOLUME 11, EPISODE 1: 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.
VOLUME 4, EPISODE 2: COOKING SPECIAL, FULL BOAR
Steven Rinella breaks down an entire boar in this Cooking Special.
VOLUME 10, EPISODE 8: DUREN DEER CAMP, HELEN & BRITTANY WISCONSIN WHITETAIL PT 2
Helen Cho and Brittany Brothers, integral parts of the MeatEater production team, 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.
VOLUME 10, EPISODE 7: DUREN DEER CAMP, HELEN & BRITTANY WISCONSIN WHITETAIL PT 1
Helen Cho and Brittany Brothers, integral parts of the MeatEater production team, 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.
VOLUME 10, EP 6: COOKING SPECIAL, BUTCHERING A WHOLE DEER
Plain and simple: Steve gives the “how to” on breaking down a whole whitetail deer. Steve starts with a whole deer, minus the hide and guts, then takes you through the process of transforming it into steaks, roasts, shanks and, of course, all the oddities that are often discarded.
VOLUME 10, EP 5: THE GOOD OL' DAYS, 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 a creature of mythological reputation: the colossal buck of Steve’s dreams. In part two Steve finally connects with a buck that can be classified as giant. The dream is realized; Steve and Ryan feast on a slow cooked roast.
VOLUME 10, EP 4: 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 a creature of mythological reputation: the colossal buck of Steve’s dreams. In part one Ryan doesn’t make good on an early opportunity but a failed black bear stalk turns into a successful buck hunt.
VOLUME 10, EP 3: LOBSTER OF THE PRAIRIE, WYOMING ANTELOPE
Steve is fed up with the disrespect the antelope receives. Bad hunting protocol, poor meat quality, it’s all a wives’ tale. Throughout the hunt, Steve shares antelope biology, hunting techniques, and meat care. Steve aims to make antelope lovers out of everyone and get antelope the respect they deserve.
VOLUME 10, EP 2: 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 set specific means of take, guided by personal ethics, for his grizzly bear hunt. The hunt is dampened by weather but Steve finds a way to fix a tasty meal.
VOLUME 9, EP 7: 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.
VOLUME 10, EP 1: SOUTHERN TRADITIONS, VIRGINIA DOVES
All across America hunters kick off the fall hunting season with a weekend of doves, friends, and food. MeatEater regular 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 shotgun technique on a sporting clays course followed by a pigeon hunt. Steve shares simple cooking methods for doves and pigeons on the grill.
VOLUME 9: EP 6: UNCONVENTIONAL: ALASKA SOOTY GROUSE, PART 2
In Part One, we saw the difficulty of hunting the Sooty grouse of Ketchikan, Alaska. We rejoin Steven Rinella and Barbara in Juneau, AK as they continue to pursue “hooters.” Tromping through Southeast Alaska rainforest, Steve and Barbara discover a mutual fondness for an unconventional hunt. Barbara concludes the week of hunting cooking fettuccine a la grouse.
VOLUME 9, EP 8: 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 year, Steve heads back to his shack on Prince of Wales Island and he’s brought Vortex Optics’ Paul Neess along to share the rush of using a canoe to slip in close to these giant black bears.
VOLUME 9: EP 5: UNCONVENTIONAL: ALASKA SOOTY GROUSE, PART 1
In the first part of this series, Steve attempts to hunt Sooty Grouse on his own to marginal success. These mysterious hooters are a hunt that is markedly different from any other.
VOLUME 9, EP 4: GOBBLING: CALIFORNIA TURKEYS WITH JOE ROGAN AND BRYAN CALLEN
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.
VOLUME 9, EP 3: 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’s only regret in life was passing up his opportunity to hunt Muskox. With another tag in his pocket, nothing will stop this adventure. We learn about the history and culture of Nunivak Island as Steve tries to stay warm while chasing Muskox 30 miles offshore in the Bering Sea. The muskox is delicious but the tomcod dipped in seal oil is fit for the hippest Brooklyn restaurant.
VOLUME 9, EP 2: RIBEYE OF THE SKY: SANDHILL CRANES IN WEST TEXAS
Steve and fellow bird hunting aficionado Ronny Boehme join up with Wildlife Biologist Ed Arnett in Lubbock, Texas to hunt Sandhill cranes. Though not many people have actually eaten them, the Sandhill crane 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 dispel any culinary myths about these birds with a Texas style “Crane Cookout.”
VOLUME 9, EP 1: SKY ISLAND SOLITAIRE: BACKPACK HUNTING COUES DEER IN ARIZONA
Steve returns to southern Arizona to stalk one of his favorite quarry 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. Giant felines threaten the story but Steve stays on course and articulates why solo time in trophy country is good for the soul.
VOLUME 8, EP 4: 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 secures a cow elk tag apiece for them and 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.
VOLUME 8, EP 3: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - ADVENTURES IN BOLIVIA (3-PART SERIES)
Steve is fascinated by indigenous cultures that still survive without the crutches of modern day technology. 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. You never know what the evening’s menu will bring in the jungle until Steve fires an arrow.
Note: This is a 3-part series but comes as one complete episode.
VOLUME 8, EP 2: YUKON GIANTS - NORTHERN ALASKA MOOSE
Dumped lakeside on the south side 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 the primary objective but Rinella’s lifelong quest for a mature male grizzly could come to an end as well.
Note: This is a 2-part series but comes as one complete episode.
VOLUME 8, EP 1: DEER THE HARD WAY - PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND (FT. JOE ROGAN AND BRYAN CALLEN)
Steven Rinella has been to Clover Lake 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. Hunting Sitka Blacktail deer introduces Rogan & Callen to their third species of North American deer.
MeatEater Deluxe Volumes 1-5 + Special Edition Off-Cuts
The MeatEater Deluxe Package Includes SIX Volumes:
Into the Clouds: Sitka Blacktail Deer
The Sweetest Meat: Alaskan Black Bear
Stalking the Grey Ghost: Arizona Coues Whitetail Deer
The New American Food Chain: Wild Pigs
Brotherhood, Badlands and Pack Llamas: Montana Mule Deer
The Roughest Country: Texas Aoudad Sheep
Canyon Bottoms and Cookouts: Texas Javelina
The Rugged Peaks: Alaskan Mountain Goat
The Water's Edge: Waterfowl in Alaska
Big Bucks and Small Game: Whitetail Deer
Big Sky, Bigger Birds: Montana Spring Turkey
The Fair Chase: Arizona Mountain Lion
Crossing Borders: Sonoran Desert Bison
Strange Hunt in a Strange Land: New Zealand Red Stag
Bush Pig: New Zealand Wild Boar
The Top of the Bottom of the World: New Zealand Tahr (2-Part Episode)
True North: Alaska North Slope Caribou (Episode Featuring Tim Ferriss)
The Greatest Draw: Alaska Dall Sheep
Sonoran Superbirds: Mexico Gould's Turkey
Straight Flush: Montana Mountain Grouse
First Timers: Montana Mule Deer (2-Part Episode Featuring Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen)
Skunk Pig: Mexico Javelina (featuring Remi Warren)
Swamp Stew: Michigan Bowfishing
The Wide Open: New Mexico Antelope
El Venado Blanco: Mexico Coues Deer (featuring Remi Warren)
Clash of the Titans: Northern California Pig & Deer (featuring Hank Shaw)
SPECIAL EDITION OFF-CUTS:
Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Cooking Special
Cooking Special: Wild Game for the Big Game
Primal Cuts: Bone-In Cooking Special
Meet the MeatEaters (2-part Episode)
MeatEater Volume 9
MeatEater Volume 9 includes the following episodes:
-Sky Island Solitaire: Backpack Hunting Coues Deer in Arizona
-Ribeye of the Sky: Sandhill Cranes in West Texas
-The Coldest Hunt: Nunivak Island Muskox
-Gobbling: California Turkeys with Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen
-Unconventional: Alaska Sooty Grouse, Part 1
-Unconventional: Alaska Sooty Grouse, Part 2
-Cooking Special: Wild to Table: MeatEater Memorable Meals
-Up at the Cabin: Prince of Wales Island Black Bear with Paul Neess
MeatEater Volume 8
MeatEater Volume 8 includes the following episodes:
-Deer the Hard Way: Prince of Wales Island (Featuring Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen)
-Yukon Giants: Northern Alaska Moose - Part 1 and 2 (Featuring Brandt Meixell)
-Welcome to the Jungle: Bolivia - 3-Part Series
-About Time: Montana Cow Elk (Featuring Helen Cho and Brittany Brothers)
MeatEater Volume 7
MeatEater Volume 7 includes the following episodes:
-Spring Beak: Florida Osceola Turkey (Featuring Robert Abernathy)
-Boone & Bugles: Kentucky Bull Elk
-Big Buck Dreams: Mule Deer Special
-Surf N Turk: Wisconsin Turkey and Carp (Featuring Jerod Fink)
-Gila Monster: New Mexico Bull Elk
-Alaska Bear Hunt (2-Part Episode Featuring Navy SEAL Rorke Denver)
MeatEater Special Edition Off-Cuts
MeatEater Special Edition Off-Cuts includes the following episodes:
-Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Cooking Special
-Cooking Special: Wild Game for the Big Game
-Primal Cuts: Bone-In Cooking Special
-Meet the MeatEaters (2-part episode featuring the MeatEater crew)
MeatEater Volume 6
MeatEater Volume 6 includes the following episodes:
-Sea Bear: Alaska Spring Bear and Seafood
-Bull By Boat: British Columbia Moose (featuring Ryan Callaghan)
-Local Motion: Montana Bull Elk
-The Northern Rockies: British Columbia Grizzly (2-Part Episode Featuring Ryan Callaghan)
-Opening Day: Wisconsin Whitetail (2-Part Episode Featuring Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen)
MeatEater Volume 2
MeatEater Volume 2 includes the following episodes:
-The Roughest Country: Texas Aoudad Sheep
-Canyon Bottoms and Cookouts: Texas Javelina
-The Rugged Peaks: Alaskan Mountain Goat (featuring Danny Rinella)
-The Water's Edge: Waterfowl in Alaska (featuring Brandt Meixell)
-Big Bucks and Small Game: Whitetail Deer (featuring Doug Duren)
MeatEater Volume 4
MeatEater Volume 4 includes the following episodes:
- True North: Alaska North Slope Caribou (Episode Featuring Tim Ferriss)
- The Greatest Draw: Alaska Dall Sheep
- Sonoran Superbirds: Mexico Gould's Turkey
- Straight Flush: Montana Mountain Grouse
- First Timers: Montana Mule Deer (2-Part Episode Featuring Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen)
- Cooking Special, Full Boar
MeatEater Volume 3
MeatEater Volume 3 includes the following episodes:
-Big Sky, Bigger Birds: Montana Spring Turkey (featuring Matt Rinella)
-The Fair Chase: Arizona Mountain Lion (featuring Floyd Green)
-Crossing Borders: Sonoran Desert Bison
-Strange Hunt in a Strange Land: New Zealand Red Stag
-Bush Pig: New Zealand Wild Boar
-The Top of the Bottom of the World: New Zealand Tahr (2-Part Episode featuring Remi Warren)
MeatEater Volume 1
MeatEater Volume 1 includes the following episodes:
-Into the Clouds: Sitka Blacktail Deer
-The Sweetest Meat: Alaskan Black Bear
-Stalking the Grey Ghost: Arizona Coues Whitetail Deer
-The New American Food Chain: Wild Pigs (featuring Matt Rinella)
-Brotherhood, Badlands and Pack Llamas: Montana Mule Deer
MeatEater Volume 5
MeatEater Volume 5 includes the following episodes:
-Skunk Pig: Mexico Javelina (featuring Remi Warren)
-Swamp Stew: Michigan Bowfishing
-The Wide Open: New Mexico Antelope (featuring Cody Lujan)
-El Venado Blanco: Mexico Coues Deer (featuring Remi Warren)
-Clash of the Titans: Northern California Pig & Deer (featuring Hank Shaw)
VOLUME 2, EPISODE 5: BIG BUCKS & SMALL GAME, WISCONSIN WHITETAIL DEER
Steven Rinella heads to Wisconsin to spend a few days on his buddy’s historical family farm. He will enlist other locals to help him hunt for a big buck or tasty doe in the famed Driftless area. Featured meal is Grilled Butterfly Venison Steaks and Hassenpfeffer (Peppered Hare Stew).
VOLUME 3, EPISODE 4: 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 big spread of decoys and a loyal retriever, they try to get their limit and fill their bellies with a constant supply of duck meat. Featured meal is willow-spit roasted whole duck.
VOLUME 2, EPISODE 3: STALKING THE GRAY GHOST, ARIZONA COUES DEER
To hunt some of the most elusive game, the predator must become its prey. Steven Rinella drew a tag to hunt the elusive Coues Deer in the stark mountains of southern Arizona, where his spot and stalk skills will be pushed to the limit hunting these tiny, ghostlike deer. To successfully take a deer Steve will have to become equally invisible, quiet, and attuned to his surroundings...he will need to become a desert ghost. 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.
VOLUME 1, EPISODE 4: THE NEW AMERICAN FOOD CHAIN, WILD PIGS
Wild Hogs can thrive almost anywhere - just like Steven Rinella. On this trip, Steve travels to the Sacramento Valley in central California in search of 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 harvesting a wild pig for food is nexus of wild living and seriously good food. Steve will prepare a backcountry gourmet feast of pork loin roasted with apples and rosemary cooked in tin foil over a fire.
VOLUME 1: EPISODE 5: BROTHERHOOD, BADLANDS, & PACK LLAMAS, MONTANA MULE DEER
Along with a trio of cantankerous, spit-hurling pack llamas, Steven Rinella, along with his brother Matt and good friend Matt Moison camp and hunt in the arid and frozen badlands of Eastern Montana for mule deer. Freezing cold temperatures and unforgiving topography add to the already-challenging job of finding and stalking a Mule Deer buck. In this environment the deer have all of the advantage: they can spot, smell, and hear hunters long before they are anywhere near shooting range. To combat the freezing temperatures, Rinella plans to make a hunter's stew to celebrate a successful hunt.
VOLUME 2, EPISODE 3: THE RUGGED PEAKS, ALASKA MOUNTAIN GOAT
Every year, a handful of hunters draw a 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 country they’ve never seen, in hopes of finding a billy goat. It’s a grueling hunt, and there’s the constant threat of losing your meat if the goat spills over a cliff.
VOLUME 7, EPISODE 1: SPRING BREAK, FLORIDA OSCEOLA TURKEY
Steven Rinella and his friend, Robert Abernathy, head to southern Florida to hunt Osceola turkeys. 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. Featured meal is a grilled and stuffed turkey breast.
VOLUME 7, EPISODE 2: BIG BUCK DREAMS, COLORADO MULE DEER
Set against his annual Muley hunt, this year in southwest Colorado, Steven Rinella takes to the lectern and fills us in about his favorite critter, the mule deer. As Steve hunts he will share his vast knowledge about the species, how to hunt it, how to butcher it, and most importantly, how to cook and eat it.
VOLUME 7, EPISODE 3: BOONE & BUGLES, KENTUCKY BULL ELK
Steven Rinella is invited by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to hunt elk during the rut in the coal country of southeastern Kentucky, a place once roamed by his hero Daniel Boone. 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 bump into one, he’ll prepare what was supposedly Boone’s favorite meal: elk liver.
VOLUME 7, EPISODE 4: 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 plan to do some serious cooking, and have plans to serve and enjoy a real Midwest turkey and fish fry.
VOLUME 7, EPISODE 5/6: ALASKA BEAR HUNT W/RORKE DENVER, PT 1 & 2
Part 1: Masters of their respective fields, Steven Rinella will take Navy SEAL Rorke Denver deep into the Alaskan backcountry to hunt black bears in the mighty Alaska Range. After several flights and a long climb up the ridge, the men will trade secrets and look into the differences and similarities between the hunter and the warrior. The bears are out and hungry, but they’re fast and in dense cover, forcing the men to work hard for their mountain meal.
Part 2: The Alaskan backcountry hunt continues as Steven Rinella and Rorke Denver manage to maneuver their way through the thicket and find themselves hot on some bears. Their luck holds out and the hunt is successful, but 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.
VOLUME 7, EPISODE 7: GILA MONSTER, NEW MEXICO ELK
After four years of waiting, Steven Rinella draws a coveted, limited-entry public land elk tag and heads into New Mexico’s Gila National Forest on a solo backpack hunt. His biggest challenge here is the vast expanse of hills covered in enough timber to hide an army – demanding lots of glassing and even more hiking. Here, even just one missed opportunity could result in an empty freezer at home.
VOLUME 6, EPISODE 1: SEA BEAR, ALASKA SPRING 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.
VOLUME 6, EPISODE 2: BULL BY BOAT, BRITISH COLUMBIA MOOSE
Steve and his buddy Ryan Callaghan float a remote river on a moose hunt that results in some of the most dangerous moments in Steve’s life as a hunter. The two hunters travel far from civilization in a raft to search for the massive moose that call the area home.
VOLUME 6, EPISODE 3: LOCAL MOTION, MONTANA
Steve gets brutalized by bad weather and fierce competition during a late-season central Montana elk hunt. Guided only by waypoints shared by a buddy of his, Steve encounters plenty of elk but is plagued by other hunters at every turn – leaving Steve with a tough, ethical decision that hunters sometimes face: to pursue or not to pursue?
VOLUME 6, EPISODE 4/5: THE NORTHERN ROCKIES, BRITISH COLUMBIA GRIZZLY, PTS 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. This alpine adventure includes some intense and up-close bear action – almost too close.
VOLUME 6, EPISODES 6/7: 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. The biggest challenge isn't the cold, it's the temptation to shoot a young, immature buck on Doug's well-managed farmland. 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.
VOLUME 4, EPISODES 5/6: FIRST TIMERS, MONTANA MULE DEER
Television personality Joe Rogan and his best friend, comedian Bryan Callen, join Steven Rinella on a float trip for mule deer through the rugged Missouri Breaks, hunting and camping along the way. This is as adventurous of a first hunt as anyone could hope for, and Steve’s special guests are in for a memorable experience in some gorgeous country.
VOLUME 4, EPISODE 4: 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? Featured meal will be dusky grouse jalapeño poppers and grouse fettuccine with a white wine and cream sauce.
VOLUME 4, EPISODE 2/3: THE GREATEST DRAW, ALASKA DALL SHEEP
After drawing one of the most coveted big game permits in North America – a Tok Management Area Dall sheep tag – Steven Rinella heads out for a truly rare and epic Alaskan experience. Along with two buddies, Steve is dropped deep into the Tok backcountry. After a rugged hike through nasty weather, Steve’s skills and fortitude are tested against his elusive, high-climbing quarry.
VOLUME 4, EPISODE 3: SONORAN SUPERBIRDS, MEXICO GOULD'S TURKEY
Steven Rinella crosses the border to call in and chase some big Gould’s turkeys. Of the five turkey species in North America, the Gould’s is the largest and is heavily protected in the US. On this unique Mexican adventure, Steve will be hunting with friend and expert Jay Scott, who knows the area better than anyone. After their successful hunt Steve will use special, locally-sourced charcoal to grill up a big, brined, delicious bird.
VOLUME 4, EPISODE 1: TRUE NORTH, ALASKA NORTH SLOPE CARIBOU
Steven Rinella and special guest, the author Tim Ferriss, travel to the remotest corner of Alaska to catch the annual migration of the famed Western Arctic caribou herd. On the open tundra they are met with challenges, wild adventures, and grizzlies. After two intense hunts for bull caribou, they feast on a stew of caribou sirloin and root vegetables thickened with bone marrow.
VOLUME 5, EPISODE 1: FORBIDDEN FEAST, MEXICO JAVELINA & COYOTE
While Steven Rinella has had multiple experiences with spot-and-stalk hunting 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 bring the peccaries in at a full run. The results are surprising. After the hunt, the javelinas get turned into 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 a whole animal. You won’t believe your eyes.
VOLUME 5, EPISODE 2: SWAMP STEW, MICHIGAN BOWFISHING
Steven Rinella returns to his cherished boyhood stomping grounds in Michigan’s Muskegon Marsh to bow-fish for sucker, bowfin, and gar. Along the way, he demonstrates the rich bounty of wild foods that can be found in this freshwater paradise. Featured meals are salt-packed sucker and fried gar.
VOLUME 5, EPISODE 3: THE WIDE OPEN, NEW MEXICO ANTELOPE
Steven Rinella heads to a friend’s big-country ranch in Northeastern New Mexico to stalk the fastest and most wary big game animal in the US. The Pronghorn Antelope is designed to escape and Steve will need his A-game to get within range of a healthy buck. With impeccable marksmanship, Steve will harvest his game and head to the kitchen to prepare a big pot of Antelope Chile packed full of New Mexico’s most famous red or green export.
VOLUME 5, EPISODE 4: EL VENADO BLANCO, MEXICAN COUES DEER
Steven Rinella returns to his favorite hunting grounds of Sonora, Mexico to hunt for Coues deer during the peak rutting season. 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. To cap off the hunt, Steve cooks a batch of venison ribs braised in a Dutch oven buried beneath the coals.
VOLUME 5, EPISODE 5: CLASH OF THE TITANS, CALIFORNIA PIG & DEER
In this episode, Steven Rinella joins forces with fellow hunter and cook 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 to cap any hunt, anywhere.
VOLUME 3, EPISODE 5: BUSH PIG, NEW ZEALAND WILD BOAR
Steven Rinella and local Wild Pig legend, 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 little pig dogs, a knife, and some real grit. These pigs are tenacious and possibly dangerous to both the men and the dogs, and this is as visceral as a hunt gets. When success is had, Steve learns an eye-popping technique for field-prepping whole hogs.
VOLUME 3, EPISODE 1: BIG SKY BIGGER BIRDS, MONTANA SPRING TURKEY
Steven Rinella and his brother Matt load up the llamas for a backcountry spring Turkey hunt in Montana’s Powder River Breaks. This rugged terrain is the brothers’ long time stomping ground and they will pack deep into the badlands to get away from people and close to some Toms. Featured meal will be camp-fried turkey schnitzel.
VOLUME 3, EPISODE 2: THE FAIR CHASE, ARIZONA MOUNTAIN LION
America’s desert Southwest is a sharp, hard country of cactus, deep canyons, and big cats. Steven Rinella arrives to learn the truth about one of the hunting world’s most controversial acts—tracking a Lion with dogs until it is bayed on a cliff or in a tree. Learning from two expert lion hunters, he immerses himself in a style of hunt that is utterly new to him. He is humbled by the challenge it presents, this hunt is physically brutal and emotionally taxing. 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.
VOLUME 3, EPISODE 3: CROSSING BORDERS, SONORAN DESERT BISON
Hunting a powerful living relic from a bygone era, Steven Rinella heads into the mountains of the Sonora Desert on a true, wild, free-ranging buffalo hunt. Steve knows Buffalo, but seeing and stalking these beasts in this dry, stark habitat is a wild experience, very different from anything he’s every done. After a careful long-distance stalk Steve takes a young bull and winds up with yards of incredible bison meat to share with his family, friends, and locals. With a little help, Steve prepares a true multicultural feast for a table of hungry cowboys.
VOLUME 3, EPISODE 4: STRANGE HUNT IN A STRANGE LAND, NEW ZEALAND 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.
VOLUME 2, EPISODE ONE: THE ROUGHEST COUNTRY, TEXAS AOUDAD SHEEP
Steven Rinella heads into the Texas backcountry after one of the continent's most elusive feral animals -- the Barbary sheep, or Aoudad, of North Africa. For most hunters, just glimpsing one of these animals is a trophy. If Steve is lucky enough to land one of these sheep, he plans to cook them up in traditional hunter-style over a fire.
VOLUME 3, EPISODES 6/7: THE TOP OF THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD, NEW ZEALAND TAHR
Steven Rinella gears up for a massive climb into New Zealand’s Southern Alps in pursuit of Chamois and Tahr. Guide and friend, Remi Warren, will show Steve the ropes of hunting the high-country of New Zealand’s alpine. The men will travel light and hunt for food as they go, basing out of an alpine hut as they locate their quarry. This hunt turns adventurous quickly; with an impassable glacial river between Steve and his goal, things get dangerous and intense.
VOLUME 2, EPISODE 2: CANYON BOTTOMS & COOKOUTS, TEXAS JAVELINA
Steven Rinella takes to the thorns and thickets of a West Texas canyon in search of javelina. Smelling the animals is easy, but getting a clear shot with a bow is a whole other story. Featured meal is boiled javelina with cactus pears.
VOLUME 1, EPISODE 2: THE SWEETEST MEAT, ALASKA BLACK BEAR
To find the best-tasting game meat, you have to earn it. As the cold Alaskan winter approaches, bears flock to the high country of Alaska's Chugach Range while feasting on cranberry and blueberry. As summer turns to fall, the bears have exhausted low-elevation fruit and their quest to fatten up pushes them into higher and less accessible terrain. 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. The meat is so good, that Steven Rinella plans to fry it in it’s own fat as a celebratory meal if he is lucky enough to land a bear on this trip.
VOLUME 1, EPISODE 1: INTO THE CLOUDS, SITKA BLACKTAIL DEER
Steven Rinella wants to hunt where few have hunted before. To gain access to pristine ground, he charters a float plane to drop him high in the Alpine zone of Alaska’s Coastal Rainforest at a little used landing spot. He plans to spend three days alone in the wild hunting for blacktail deer. The primary challenges are steep and technically challenging terrain, drifting fog banks, and nearly incessant rain and snow. If he lands a blacktail, Steve plans to cook up Rock-Pounded tenderloin to feast on before the float plane returns to bring him back to civilization.