256 episodes

Building on the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, host Steven Rinella brings a deep 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 on the vast world of the outdoors.

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    • 4.9 • 32.9K Ratings

Building on the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, host Steven Rinella brings a deep 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 on the vast world of the outdoors.

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    Ep. 255: Never Pass Up on the First Day What You'd Be Happy to Have on the Last

    Ep. 255: Never Pass Up on the First Day What You'd Be Happy to Have on the Last

    Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, and Spencer Neuharth.

    Topics discussed: the time when Steve put a hit on a beaver; wolves and their magical ability to sniff out CWD-positive deer; why Doug feels you're missing the point; would you feed CWD-positive deer meat to your dog?; having mega colon and then dying from constipation; the handbook of mummy studies; how Seth survived a weasel attack; fear of too much renewable energy infrastructure and the failure to recognize how destructive it is to wildlife; castration bands to strangle off sheep tails; how mountain lions used to be everywhere; Boone's elk antler, or not; when deer had tusks; how Steve is against Clay bringing his bow and his rifle on the same hunt; a 17-year-old transgendeer; and more.

     

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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ep. 254: Fur Will Never Shine Again

    Ep. 254: Fur Will Never Shine Again

    Steven Rinella talks with Mike Matney, Rick Matney, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. 

    Topics discussed: duck feet earrings; something in the cosmos that's making people find buffalo skulls; "muskrat moms"; making enough money trapping as a 16-year-old to buy a brand new four-wheel drive pickup truck; the unpredictability of fur prices; Mike's no grip trap; trapping as an excuse to run around in the woods; ‘skrats off minty toothpaste; why are trappers always tasked with explaining themselves?; how Thanksgiving turkeys are killed; feeling yucky and icky; wolverine; Seth's top lot mink; 40 pounds of beaver sausage; the fly fishing river crowds in MT like the Macy's Day Parade; and more.

     

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    • 2 hr
    Ep. 253: Meat Slaps and Tallow

    Ep. 253: Meat Slaps and Tallow

    Steven Rinella talks with Jesse Griffiths, Clay Newcomb, Chris Gill, Rick Smith, and Seth Morris.

    Topics discussed: a requester of GPS collar data explains himself; axiographics; a trail cam enthusiast; meat sheets and meat slaps; the geographic differences of meat cookery; the boneless bear ham through a funnel mesher; what LeBron and bacon have in common; getting mauled by a variety of tick species; Seth's setup of the hog hunt story; the sound a javelina's lips make while eating turkey shit; that time when Clay shot the same hog twice; Jesse's skinning method; how to support a hog book by a hog apologist; and more.

     

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Ep. 252: A Sideways Thumb on 2020

    Ep. 252: A Sideways Thumb on 2020

    Steven Rinella talks with Whit Fosburgh, Clay Newcomb, Brody Henderson, and Janis Putelis.

    Topics discussed: tail strippers and Clay's squirrel tail ornaments; tanning squirrel hides; smash burgers; crazy fossilized footprints of hunters and a one-legged person from 20,000 years ago; pondering dropping out of the block management program; mistaking movement and a person for a deer; a local priest suffering hunter harassment; intentionally popping mountain bike tires by stringing a wire; out-of-state interests challenging spring bear season; managing wildlife through the ballot box as maybe not ideal; how Clay's old man went to high school with Bill Clinton and wasn't a partier; the LCWF; the intent to kill Pebble Mine once and for all; assessing where we're at with the ANWR; removing wolves from the endangered species list; explaining the Farm Bill and how gutting it is a big loss for conservation; the American Conservation Enhancement Act; not doing great on keeping CWD under control in 2020; manhaden aka bunker aka pogie; when 6,000-year-old arrows emerge from an ice patch; how to get involved in TRCP; and more.

     

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    • 2 hr
    Ep. 251: Buckman Juice on the Back 40

    Ep. 251: Buckman Juice on the Back 40

    Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb and Mark Kenyon.

    Topics discussed: Clay's sleep-to-hunt equation; Steve's distrust of men-only clubs; The One Shot Antelope Hunt catches up to reality; does Steve qualify as a ringer?; the saga of Bruno the bear; the homing instinct; loving Paul Revere, whether he road or not; requests for radio collar data; the survival of outliers; the bounty of the Back 40 plus 24 bonus acres; all the things you do to renew life on the land; turning sameness into a bunch of differentness; Doug's lack of tolerance for backward hats; Buckman Juice; naming your kids after chewing tobacco products; naming all the bucks and the drop tine Spencer Buck; expanding your idea leaving selfish hunting behind; The MeatEater Podcast episode with the QDMA; donating the land; watch "The Back40" here; and more.

     

     

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Ep. 250: Doin' it Your Own Way with Whiskey Myers

    Ep. 250: Doin' it Your Own Way with Whiskey Myers

    Steven Rinella talks with Cody Cannon, Chris Alexander, and Khris Poage of Whiskey Myers, and Spencer Neuharth, Sam Lungren, and Corinne Schneider.

    Topics discussed: switching your name to Steve Fever; natural condoms made out of lamb casings; castration bands; unethical hunting and plowing down an elk herd; calf shelters as a moral boosting thank you to ranchers who enroll in block management; to wolf reintroduce or to not wolf reintroduce?; when the best stuff about America is written by a bunch of British guys; thoughts on eating bass; when the best country music is really just rock-n-roll; people gravitating towards sad songs and the song called "Sad Song"; the cultural difference between European and American hunting; Americans ignorantly talking about Europe as a monolith; Fergusson the carp being pulled to shore on a landing mat; starting on music because your wild grandpa leaves a guitar for you; a superb day of duck hunting; peiking-ing a duck; and more.

     

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    • 1 hr 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32.9K Ratings

32.9K Ratings

jeffer321WV ,

Great podcast

The buck would only be concerned about the doe’s antlers if her rack was bigger than his.

3rdcoast_slope ,

Awesome

Best overall outdoor hunting and fishing podcast...EVER!!

Criminal 1 ,

Declining quality

The shows seems to be declining in quality lately. Steve has ramped up his obnoxiousness to a level that’s almost unbearable. Please get back to the old style where everyone has a voice and it’s not just Steve talking over and cutting everyone off.

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