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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?

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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?

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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...
Photo Story: Janis' Bighorn Sheep Hunt

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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...
Ask MeatEater: How Do You Break in Hunting Boots?

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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...
Ask the Eagle: What Power Binoculars Are Best?

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Ask the Eagle: What Power Binoculars Are Best?

This is Ask the Eagle, where I’ll be answering your questions about everything from hunting to butchering to marriage. This week, I cover my favorite binocular range and how an eager individual can land an apprenticeship in the outdoors. Have a question of your own? You can write to me asktheeagle...
Ask the Eagle: How Do I Stop Flinching While Shooting?

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Ask the Eagle: How Do I Stop Flinching While Shooting?

In our Ask the Eagle series, I’ll be answering your questions about everything from hunting to butchering to marriage. This week, someone wants to know if I have any tips for preventing flinching while shooting. Have a question of your own? You can write to me asktheeagle@themeateater.com.
Ask the Eagle: How Do I Become a Hunting Guide?

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Ask the Eagle: How Do I Become a Hunting Guide?

Introducing Ask the Eagle, where I’ll be answering your questions about everything from hunting to butchering to marriage. This week, David Robinson wants to know how to become a hunting guide. Have a question of your own? You can write to me asktheeagle@themeateater.com.
Season 8, Episode 2 Gear: Blue Mountain Bugles

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Season 8, Episode 2 Gear: Blue Mountain Bugles

In this episode, Steve is chasing big bulls in southeastern Washington. Packing for a week in the backcountry requires careful planning and perfect gear, especially with the unpredictable weather this time of year. Here is some of what we used on the hunt. Packs Stone Glacier Sky 5900 Stone Glacier...
Ask the Eagle: What’s the Longest Shot You’ll Take?

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Ask the Eagle: What’s the Longest Shot You’ll Take?

Introducing Ask the Eagle, where I’ll be answering your questions about everything from hunting to butchering to marriage. This week, Levi wants to know what is the longest shot I’ll take on an animal. Have a question of your own? You can write to me asktheeagle@themeateater.com.
Archery Season Preparations

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Archery Season Preparations

Practice makes perfect. This saying could not be a better fit for archery hunters.  When getting ready to enter the field bow in hand, it is imperative that you have gone through the proper off-season practice to ensure you are ready for the hunt.  Being a successful archery hunter is no easy task...