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 is invited by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for a special opportunity to hunt elk during the rut in the mountainous coal country of southeastern Kentucky, a place where his hero Daniel Boone once roamed. 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 track one down, he’ll prepare what was supposedly Boone’s favorite meal: elk liver.