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Janis Putelis

Janis Putelis

Janis Putelis is the Director and Executive Producer of the Netflix Original series MeatEater and co-host of The MeatEater Podcast. Before joining MeatEater in 2012, Putelis spent over a decade guiding hunting and fishing trips in Colorado, Arizona, and Mexico and three years in a professional kitchen.

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Ask MeatEater: What Are Your Favorite States to Hunt?

Big Game

Ask MeatEater: What Are Your Favorite States to Hunt?

Every day, our fellow meateaters send us more than 100 emails regarding hunting, fishing, cooking, conservation, and more. So, we decided to publish a series dedicated to our favorite FAQs. Ask MeatEater is powered by onX, creators of the best digital mapping tool for hunters and anglers. My...
Ask MeatEater: How Do You Hunt Elk in the Snow?

Elk

Ask MeatEater: How Do You Hunt Elk in the Snow?

Every day, our fellow meateaters send us more than 100 emails regarding hunting, fishing, cooking, conservation, and more. So, we decided to publish a series dedicated to our favorite FAQs. Ask MeatEater is powered by onX, creators of the best digital mapping tool for hunters and anglers. Snow gives...
How to Improve Your Tree Saddle Location

Hunt

How to Improve Your Tree Saddle Location

One of the biggest things we’ve learned about tree saddle hunting is that just because you can pop right up any tree doesn’t mean you’re in a good spot. You may be surrounded by limbs and leaves, or worse, you could be upwind or too far from where the deer will likely show up. In this video, Mark...
Photo Story: Janis' Bighorn Sheep Hunt

Wild Sheep

Photo Story: Janis' Bighorn Sheep Hunt

George Dieruf, the gunroom manager at Schnee’s Sporting Goods in downtown Bozeman, Montana, is 73 years old and has been applying for a Montana sheep tag since he was 13. The unit he applies for has a .31% chance to draw, and he’s applied for 60 years unsuccessfully. It doesn’t matter which state...
My Favorite Recipe from MeatEater Season 10

Recipes

My Favorite Recipe from MeatEater Season 10

“I ain’t eatin’ no raccoon!” you say. Trust me, you could cook your neighbor’s house cat with this recipe and no one would know the difference. After an hour in a pressure cooker, just about any critter turns into tender, fall-off-the-bone meat that can be shredded, topped with BBQ sauce, and turned...
Ask MeatEater: What's On Your Backcountry Pack List?

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Ask MeatEater: What's On Your Backcountry Pack List?

Every day, fellow MeatEaters send us more than 100 emails regarding hunting, fishing, cooking, conservation, and more. So, we decided to publish a series dedicated to our favorite FAQs. Ask MeatEater is powered by onX, creators of the best digital mapping tool for hunters and anglers. I geek out on...
Video: Coyote Attacks Hunter's Wounded Turkey

Turkey

Video: Coyote Attacks Hunter's Wounded Turkey

Earlier this week, I was turkey hunting with my wife in Montana when something unusual happened. After I called in a Merriam's gobbler and shot it, a coyote ran in and tried to steal the bird. Here's a video of the attempted heist in progress.
Ep. 266: Crying Wolf

The MeatEater Podcast

Ep. 266: Crying Wolf

Steven Rinella talks with Jon Mooallem, Gaspar Perricone, Brody Henderson Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Papa Jani's wish to have guests introduced at the beginning of the show; how Ronny B. got Steve in trouble, and a correction about raccoons...
Ask MeatEater: What Do You Need to Know About Flying with Guns?

Firearms

Ask MeatEater: What Do You Need to Know About Flying with Guns?

I’ve flown with firearms over 60 times in the last few decades. Let me start by telling you this: It’s OK. Airports are accustomed to it and ready for you. Although some terminals are easier to work with than others and policies vary among airlines, it’s actually pretty simple. Here’s what you need...
Ask MeatEater: How Do You Break in Hunting Boots?

Big Game

Ask MeatEater: How Do You Break in Hunting Boots?

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers (and if we don’t, we’ll make them up). Every day, fellow MeatEaters send us more than 100 emails regarding hunting, fishing, cooking, conservation, and more. So, we decided to publish a series dedicated to our favorite FAQs. This is Ask MeatEater. My feet are...