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.