In “MeatEater,” author, hunter and outdoorsman Steven Rinella takes a walk on the wild side - where cliffs, claws and the culinary arts all come crashing together in one nail-biting adventure. 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. Far from trophy or sport hunting, Rinella stays true to our ancestral tradition of sustenance hunting – nothing he harvests goes to waste. Whether tracking blacktail deer in the rainforests of Alaska or rooting out javelina in the deserts of West Texas, Rinella defers to his backcountry roots, challenging himself at every corner while providing an amazing adventure along the way.
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
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 articu...
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 handso...
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, noth...
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, ...
VOLUME 9: EP 6: UNCONVENTIONAL: ALASKA SOOTY GROUSE PART 2
Last week 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. Barbar...
VOLUME 9, EP 7: 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 she...
VOLUME 9, EP 8 - UP AT THE CABIN: PRINCE OF WALES 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 clo...