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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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Video: Jani’s Review of Schnee’s Boots

Hunting Gear

Video: Jani’s Review of Schnee’s Boots

Schnee’s is a Montana-based company that has been around since 1946. They build their boots for outdoor pursuits. I have a few different styles on my shelf, and they each have a specific purpose. The Kestrel is unique because it’s a super lightweight, 0-flex boot. This makes it appropriate for flat...
Ask MeatEater: What's On Your Backcountry Pack List?

Hunting Gear

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...
Season 8, Episode 1 Gear: The Mud and The Trees

Hunting Gear

Season 8, Episode 1 Gear: The Mud and The Trees

In this episode, Steve and Parker Hall hit the woods and waters of Missouri in search of gray squirrels and flathead catfish. The warmer fall temperatures of the South call for some lightweight, technical gear. Here are some of the items Steve and Parker used on this surf and turf adventure...