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The WORST episodes of MeatEater

Every episode of MeatEater ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of MeatEater!

In MeatEater, author hunter and outdoorsman Steve Rinella will walk on the wild side where cliffs, claws and the culinary art all come crashing together in one nail-biting outdoors adventure. He will deconstruct and master any hunting technique; track and pursue prey; and procure his own food, which he will turn into a mouth-watering fireside meal. Far from trophy or sport hinting, Rinella stays true you our ancestral tradition of sustenance hunting- nothing he harvests goes to waste. Whether tracking black tail deer in the remote Alaskan Wilderness, or rooting out Javelina in Texas, Rinella will defer to his back-country roots, challenging himself at every corner while providing nail biting adventure along the way.

Last Updated: 8/13/2022Network: Netflix
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South Texas Nilgai
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#1 - South Texas Nilgai

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/16/2020

Steve and Jesse head inland to hunt for an Indian antelope known as Nilgai. An efficient hunt leaves plenty of time for Steve and Jesse to dive into butchering and cooking the wild beast for a nose-to-tail throwdown.

Wyoming Mule Deer Part 1
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#2 - Wyoming Mule Deer Part 1

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/16/2020

With the help of Crooked Sky Outfitters, Steve rides horseback into the backcountry of Wyoming with Janis Putelis and Adam Weatherby in search of mule deer. Steve and Landon find the buck of his dreams, but a sudden snow squall complicates the stalk. The Bridger-Teton National Forest in Western Wyoming has a great reputation for big mule deer but also for tough winters and high winter mortality among the deer. Recently coming out of a cycle of bad winters for that killed a lot of deer, does the region hold up to its reputation for trophy deer?

Wyoming Mule Deer Part 2
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#3 - Wyoming Mule Deer Part 2

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/16/2020

Steve, Janis and Adam continue their mule deer hunt in the Wyoming High Country.

South Dakota Ducks
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#4 - South Dakota Ducks

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/17/2021

Flooded corn is bad for farmers but good for ducks and duck hunters. Steve and Ryan Callaghan join Sean Weaver in South Dakota for a memorable duck hunt.

Colorado Mule Deer: Baseball and Bucks
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#5 - Colorado Mule Deer: Baseball and Bucks

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/17/2021

New York Mets superstar Pete Alonso joins Steve in Colorado to hunt for mule deer bucks. Pete shares insights from the major leagues, while Steve dispenses hunting tips.

Montana Black Bear & Turkey: Spring Opportunities
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#6 - Montana Black Bear & Turkey: Spring Opportunities

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/17/2021

Steve meets up with Clay Newcomb and his mules to hunt bears and turkeys in Western Montana. They’re a feisty combo but, when they split up, their hunting luck doubles.

Alaska Fish: Exploring the Waters of Southeast Alaska
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#7 - Alaska Fish: Exploring the Waters of Southeast Alaska

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/17/2021

Steve takes Janis to his Prince of Wales Island Fish Shack to see the bounty of the Pacific Ocean. They’re after halibut, rockfish, spot prawns, Dungeness crabs, scallops, sea cucumbers, and Steve’s coveted sablefish.

Alaska Moose: The Guide Life
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#8 - Alaska Moose: The Guide Life

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/17/2021

Steve enlists outfitter Mike “Buck” Bowden to take him down an unnamed river in Western Alaska in search of bull moose. Mike shares stories from 40 years of guiding the Alaskan wilds.

Wyoming Pronghorn With Luke Combs
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#9 - Wyoming Pronghorn With Luke Combs

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/29/2021

Accompanied by country music star Luke Combs, Steven stalks pronghorn on the plains of Wyoming but encounters an unusual obstacle: a flock of sheep.

Deer the Hard Way: Prince of Wales Island
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#10 - Deer the Hard Way: Prince of Wales Island

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/22/2015

Comedians Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen take a stab at their third species of North American deer as they join Steve on a blacktail hunt on Prince of Wales Island.

Directors: Daniel Doty
Ghosts of the Chesapeake Part 1
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#11 - Ghosts of the Chesapeake Part 1

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/18/2019

Steve and some local experts visit the marshlands of the Chesapeake Bay to hunt non-native sika deer and set a chicken-neck trotline for blue crabs.

Borderland Bucks Part 1
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#12 - Borderland Bucks Part 1

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/18/2019

Steve heads south of the border into the mountains of Sonora in Mexico to hunt for the elusive Coues deer with buddies Mark Kenyon and Ryan Callaghan.

Prince of Wales: Sitka Blacktail Deer Part 1
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#13 - Prince of Wales: Sitka Blacktail Deer Part 1

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/2/2018

Steve hunts Sitka blacktails on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska with his friends Ryan and Mark but ends up with a dinner of fried sea cucumbers

Remy And Steve, Elk Hunting Again
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#14 - Remy And Steve, Elk Hunting Again

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/2/2018

During the cold closing days of elk season, Steve ascends thousands of feet into the Bitterroot Mountains of western Montana seeking a legal bull.

Turkey Troubles
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#15 - Turkey Troubles

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/18/2019

Steve and Janis serve turkey pâté and tacos before taking first-time hunters Tracy Crane and Maggie Smith into the hills of Montana for wild turkeys.

Flash In The Pan
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#16 - Flash In The Pan

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/29/2021

Steven embarks on what he deems a "humbling, humiliating" hunt for deer during Pennsylvania's flintlock season, using 18th-century firearms.

Hawaii Feral Goats and Wahoo
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#17 - Hawaii Feral Goats and Wahoo

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/2/2022

The targets abound when Steven hunts feral goats on the Big Island of Hawaii, then picks up a rod to fish for wahoo and gray snapper offshore.

Sky Island Solitare: Backpack Hunting Coues Deer in Arizona
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#18 - Sky Island Solitare: Backpack Hunting Coues Deer in Arizona

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/13/2015

Steve returns to southern Arizona to stalk one of his favorite quarry the elusive Coues deer. Unaccompanied, Steve immerses himself in the quiet southwest desert and gets intimate with one of the most wary animals in the west. Giant felines threaten the story but Steve stays on course and articulates why solo time in trophy country is good for the soul.

Prince of Wales: Fishing and Deer
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#19 - Prince of Wales: Fishing and Deer

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/2/2018

On Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, Steve and former producer Morgan Fallon go fishing, stalk Sitka blacktailed deer and prepare a delicious feast.

Nevada Mule Deer
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#20 - Nevada Mule Deer

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/2/2018

Actor and comedian Joe Rogan joins Steve on a bowhunting expedition to the Great Basin of Nevada for skittish quarry: the high desert mule deer.

Wyoming Sage Grouse
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#21 - Wyoming Sage Grouse

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/2/2018

Steve and his buddy Ronny Boehme head to southeast Wyoming, where they shoot clays with Gov. Matt Mead before heading out on a sage-grouse hunt.

Prince of Wales: Sitka Blacktail Deer Part 2
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#22 - Prince of Wales: Sitka Blacktail Deer Part 2

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/2/2018

Steve and his buddies Ryan and Mark have better luck splitting up as they continue their quest for a Sitka blacktailed deer at the start of the rut

Mountain Memories: Montana Bear
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#23 - Mountain Memories: Montana Bear

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/22/2016

Steve returns to his black bear roots in southwest montana for a spring black bear hunt. He's hunted these mountains before, it's a special place and he's glad to be back.

South Texas Redfish & Flounder
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1 votes

#24 - South Texas Redfish & Flounder

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/16/2020

Steve joins chef Jesse Griffiths on the Texas coast to target redfish and sea trout with Captain JT Van Zandt and gig for flounder with Captain David Dupnik. An abundance of fish results in a seafood feast.

Colorado Elk
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#25 - Colorado Elk

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/16/2020

Steve draws a coveted muzzleloader elk tag in the majestic San Juan Mountains of Colorado, but the hunt is harder than expected. More hunters than elk, lung-breaking elevation, and primitive equipment stack the odds against him. The San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado feature steep cliffs, towering firs, and sprawling grasslands covering broad valleys. It’s a breathtaking place full of lots of elk and lots of elk hunters. It’s high elevation and hunting here is a leg- and lung-burning experience.

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