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 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.
On this hunt, Steven Rinella is in New Zealand chasing wild boar with a professional pig hunter and two tiny dogs. No gun. No bow. Nothing but two hands and a knife. This is as close range as you can get.