The second installment of a two-part episode covering the first hunt taken by comedians Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen. If all goes well, Steven Rinella will treat these newbies to traditional camp meals such as buck liver cooked with onions and a whole venison head roasted in a bed of coals.
Episodes: Season 3
The goal on MeatEater has always been to make viewers feel like they’re on a hunt with Steven Rinella, but on this two-part episode Rinella grants his viewers an all-access pass to see just how the MeatEater crew works together to make the show. In this first installment, Steve has promised his crew he will provide them with some high-test venison to share with their families for Thanksgiving Dinner. But can he deliver?
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.
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.
With a full freezer from a long and successful fall season, any big sporting event is the perfect opportunity to cook up a pile of game meat and invite over some friends to watch the game. Steven Rinella prepares a collection of killer appetizers from animals harvested on recent MeatEater episodes. Featured dishes include tahr chili, Dall sheep sliders, Javelina tacos, and caribou sausage. These recipes are easy to make at home. With Steve’s help, your next party will truly be a wild game.
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.
The culmination of Steven Rinella’s Tok Sheep hunt should not be missed, and just in case the Dall Sheep hunt isn’t enough, Steve and his hunting partners head upriver to chase bears. An exciting stalk ensues, and plenty of meat eating is enjoyed. Featured meals are Dall sheep steak with wild blueberry pancakes, Dall ribs cooked over a rock oven, and willow-roasted black bear loin.
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.
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.