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Episode 041: Daniel, Wyoming. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis, Chris Gil, and Garret Smith from the MeatEater Crew.

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Episode 041: Daniel, Wyoming. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis, Chris Gil, and Garret Smith from the MeatEater Crew.

The MeatEater Podcast

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. Part of MeatEater, Inc.

The MeatEater Podcast

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.

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