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Building on the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, host Steven Rinella brings an in-depth and relevant look at all outdoor topics including hunting, fishing, nature, conservation, and wild foods. Filled with humor, irreverence, and things that will surprise the hell out of you, each episode welcomes a diverse group of guests who add their own expertise to the vast world of the outdoors. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.
 
Jason Phelps from Phelps Game Calls leverages his experiences as a badass competition caller, call maker, and dedicated hunter to bring you the tips and tricks he uses all season long that make him successful out in the field. From turkey to elk and beyond, join Jason as he sits down with the very best experts when it comes to hunting and calling. Tune in now so you too can get ’em close.
 
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Topics discussed: Sharing beds; a Southwestern vibe; MeatEater Laboratories; Chester the Tester, a rotund chef figurine holding a spatula dipped in heavenly chocolate; Tiny, the arsonist and how you can get away with a lot of criminal shit in the US; "How Can I Be Cold But My Balls are Still Sweaty" and other New York Times Best Sellers by Steve; c…
 
Today's guest is the author of “The ultimate guide to black bear hunting”, “No Bait, Just Bears” and the creator of the ultimate predator calls app, Douglas Boze. Jason and Doug discuss what it takes to call in black bears. They start the conversation talking about the most important factor, finding where the bears are to begin with. They then dive…
 
Steven Rinella talks with Cameron Hanes, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. Topics discussed: Cam's new book, Endure, is out!; when an adult acts like an ass and accosts Steve's kid; the shit you find in turkeys; Jani's hens running into the house to nest their eggs on the kitchen counter…
 
Steven Rinella talks with Jimmy Rinella, Doug Duren, Ya Yang, Pat Durkin, and Corinne Schneider. Topics discussed: Youth turkey at Doug's; skunked again; the river otter, two dogs, mink, and other critters drawn to the mysterious magnetism of The Navel; Doug Durkin; Jimmy's experiences with the mouse in Doug's Little Buddy heater, his preference fo…
 
Out west it's a contentious topic: turkey hunting. Some love it and feel it’s the same as hunting elk during the rut, while others seem to be insulted by the idea. In this episode Dirk Durham and I dive into all of the similarities and a few of the differences. Some of the topics we dive into for our comparison: how to locate them, prescriptive app…
 
Steven Rinella talks with Pete Alonso, Dave Willms, Rob Gearing, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. Ambergris and makeup; getting hit in the teeth with a baseball going 98 miles per hour; a chew cocktail of tobacco wrapped in bubble gum; support TRCP and bid on a fishing trip with NY Mets first basem…
 
Once the trigger is pulled on a turkey shotgun the result should be as quick and humane of a kill as possible. In this episode Jason discusses shotgun shells with Daniel Compton of Federal Ammunition. There are a tons of options and combinations of guns, chokes and ammo out there. They talk about all types of shot including TSS, Bismuth, lead and m…
 
Steven Rinella talks with Kimi Werner, Kevin Gillespie, Sean Weaver, Ryan Callaghan, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. Topics discussed: The MeatEater Laboratory’s new Warner-Bratzler Shear Force Machine; a hot tip on how to clean sausage stuffers and meat grinders; Peeps, cheap French bread, and critter flesh; how Cal likes his te…
 
Mike Chamberlain has forgotten more about wild turkeys than many will ever know. Chamberlain leads the University of Georgia’s Wild Turkey Lab. Since writing his dissertation on turkeys and predation, Chamberlain has studied the birds for almost 30 years. What he has learned about turkeys has made him a better hunter, and we are hoping it can help …
 
Steven Rinella talks with David Wise, Paul Schommer, Janis Putelis, Samantha Bates, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. Topics discussed: Back from the Olympics; "Outdoor Kids in an Inside World" is here to preorder; strategizing biathlon; how Steve is pro-skiing for all humans on the planet, except for his family; hunting while skii…
 
Steven Rinella talks with Lee Burton, Steve Fulton, Warren Bluntzer, Ryan Callaghan, Clay Newcomb, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. Topics discussed: The Sahara in Texas at the Bamberger Ranch; rewilding; the time when Steve cuddled a scimitar calf; protective mommas; bison from the Bronx; how you use the horns; the high fecundity of scimitar ho…
 
In this episode, I’m chatting about turkey habitat with my good buddy, Randy Milligan. Randy owns a little over 800 acres in Eastern Kansas. He spends most of his free time working on the property figuring out how to maximize the amount of turkeys and the size of bucks there. We talk about what turkeys need to thrive, what they prefer, and how we c…
 
Steven Rinella talks with Ted "Uncle Ted" Nugent, Ryan Callaghan, Clay Newcomb, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. Topics discussed: Nostalgia for the Whiplash Bash; The Nuge shooting fiery arrows on stage; breaking the law; enter TRCP’s sweepstakes to win a turkey hunt with Steve and Jani; MeatEater's Land Access Initiative and the return of the …
 
Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis, Kevin Gillespie, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. Topics discussed: hating spouses that make you do a thing with your kids at the expense of doing another thing with your kids that you’d rather do; Dirty Dan jokes; red dot and Jani's video; solar-boosted batter…
 
In this episode, I’m talking about turkeys with not only one of the best turkey callers of all time, but one of the best turkey hunters of all time: Chris Parrish. We talk about what hunters should look for in picking a spot to setup, all while quickly reading the turkey’s behavior and the situation to determine what your next move should be. Once …
 
Steven Rinella talks with Brent West, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, and Phil Taylor. Topics discussed: the flea story; how to make maple sugar; marrying for the environment; the Poop-Trailhead Index; Steve's strong opinion about Thoureau; Fly Rod Crosby; the last caribou in Maine; when Eisenhower talked…
 
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