Subjects discussed: wild game on Craigslist; words Remi thought he’d never hear from Steve; PFD violations; the violation that the MeatEater crew reported; glassing for violations; reporting incentives; the Lacey Act; killing caribou with a .22; Aldo Leopold on improving the pump but not the well; hunting bears with dogs; traditional use; shooting from a motorized vehicle; common game violations; drones for hunting; radio hunting; Google Earth, and more.
Subjects discussed: Turkey on Thanksgiving; King of the Mountain gear; deer hunting injuries; the first deer Steve missed with a bow; gap shooting; hunting with compounds vs traditional bows; baiting laws in New York; popup blinds and wigwams; leather, bone, and wood; sightpins on recurves; and bowhunting in a ghillie suit.
Subjects discussed: the Latvian Eagle; federal vs state wildlife management; Remi Warren's stance on hand lotion and chapstick; latex gloves as disease prevention tool; the overdangerfication of America; blood poisoning; hunting in New Zealand; tips for introducing hunting to your kids; landscapes that have made Steve emotional; hunting boots and man Uggs; favorite gear under $20; and more.
Subjects discussed: varied state rules on keeping roadkill; Janis's Colorado mule deer hunt; mythic timberbucks and doe condos; euthanizing deer; killing elk with a .45 ACP; bogus hunting tips; yoga, crossfit, and hunting-based physical fitness; being off-the-grid on Election Day; Japanese cowboys; and female listeners of the MeatEater Podcast.
Subjects discussed: Mark's Sitka blacktail deer hunt; policy on checking in with loved ones when on the road; diving for sea cucumbers; water weenies; paralytic shellfish poisoning; eel skin wallets; blacktail liver; sea cucumber tasting notes; MeatEater on Netflix; grotesquerie as a selective advantage; smelly suspenders; and more.
Subjects discussed: mountain man Jacques Laramie; the ecology of the post-apocalypse and the best caliber for post-apocalyptic firearms; ’Waters of the United States (WOTUS)’ vs. ‘navigable waters’; Justice Kennedy’s ‘significant nexus’; the delisting of wolves in Wyoming; Mexican gray wolves; Yellowstone Syndrome; hunting luddites; dynamite fishing for trout; using old hunting gear and disposable culture; Steve’s theory on discomfort; John Denver; what swayed Steve to go to grad school in Montana; losing dogs to wolves; the division of western and eastern hunters; and more.
Subjects discussed: Dirt Myth humor vs. Twin Lake humor; Steve's bet after the first date with his now wife; obligate species; lekking birds; tweety birds; the relocation of sage grouse; why some states still allow grouse hunting; sage grouse management; thrash and trash; sage grouse singles bars; brood rearing habitats; and more.
Subjects discussed: Janis's dad's moose hunt; positive visualizations; Latvian power rings; Steve's wife; cooking up moose nose; skepticism; the sculptor Michael Heizer; wolverines and other animals on Rick's list of special animals; a hypothetical game called "a whale, a monkey, and a wolverine"; cow calling; Janis's caribou hunt; fad diets; getting hit by fashion; and shooting the first animal you see.
Subjects discussed: the beginnings of the MeatEater tv show; Mo's second deer hunt; the midnight hike of dirt myth; whisper yelling; the relationship between the camera operator and the subject; the human bullshit meter; running shrimp traps; the bushwhack rating scale; Steve's first tv biz meeting; and the language of camera.
Subjects discussed: the mountain man Jeremy Laramie; trespassing vs wanton waste; halibut fishing in Alaska; King's Grant in Virginia; fishing waters that flow through private land; river left and river right; land owners posting notice vs user responsibility to know boundaries; pissing in boats; fishing in Glacier National Park; Jim Harrison's Wolf and Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire; punchlines, such as "tell em' how my dictate" that are funnier than the actual joke; high holing, low holing, and hole holding; and more.
Subjects discussed: the untouchedness of certain animals; hunting hats, radical lefty hats, and hats that say hello before you do; making smoked bear hams; the fishy taste of coastal bears; beaver tasting notes; Chris Gil's grey rabbit meat; Chupik eskimo and seal oil; the mountain man era; what would happen at the mountain man rendezvous; company trappers vs. free trappers; today's equivalent of a mountain man; why Janis is done promoting squirrel hunting; beaver tail belt buckles and eel skin wallets; the richest man in America; Daniel Boone, Jim Bridger, Laramie, Jed Smith, John Colter, Hugh Glass, Jed Smith, and more badasses.
Subjects discussed: Cormac McCarthy and No Country for Old Men; how to get into good graces with the Latvian Eagle; Jani Day, otherwise known as the Summer Solstice; hunting black bears in grizz country; the delisting of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and implications for the Endangered Species Act; the differences between poke poling, limb lining, jug fishing, and trot lining for catfish; the Big 3 of catfish species; Canadian Hunter whiskey; skanky salmon; pon hoss; best methods for cooking catfish; sending your kid off to school with a muskox sandwich; why the Mississippi River is a sham; and more.
Maverick County, Texas. Steven Rinella continues his discussion with ranch manager, wildlife biologist and hog trapper Ben Binnion, along with Chris Gill and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: perception of pigs on a scale from Satan to margaritas; Sus scrofa and the Eurasian wild boar; hog fecundity; whitetail deer breeding vs. pig breeding; what "hogzilla" is and ain't; hog bait recipes; selling wild pigs to slaughter facilities; charging for pig hunts; whether helicopter pig hunts are for sport or control; several bullshit aspects of pig hunting; the best pigs to eat; and how to get hog hunting permissions.
Maverick County, Texas. Steven Rinella talks with ranch manager and hog trapper Ben Binnion, along with Chris Gill and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: the music of Shearwater; why Steve won't plug Janis's t-shirt company anymore; the importance of trail cams; whitetail antler potential; high-fence vs unfenced whitetail properties in Texas; buck identification; how to age a deer; the question of carrying capacity; helicopter surveys; how Texas allocates deer permits; trashy does and fecund bucks; the Founder Effect; why deer are like people; managing vs farming game; and the biodiversity of Texas whitetail country.