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Season 8, Episode 4 Behind the Scenes: Ghosts of the Chesapeake
Nov 18, 2019
On the last day of archery season, Steve finally got a shot after a bit of calling. Unfortunately, his arrow sailed high.
Muzzleloader season opened the next day, and it didn’t take long for the guys to notch a few tags.
These deer are so small that the preferred method for getting them out of the marsh is carrying. This also helps keep the meat clean and dry.
Cal and Steve let their deer hang for a night before starting to butcher.
Season 8, Episode 3 Behind the Scenes: Ghosts of the Chesapeake
Nov 7, 2019
On episode 3, the crew headed to the Delmarva Peninsula for Sika deer and blue crab.
They spent the first couple days archery hunting. The crew had some close encounters, but ended the archery season empty-handed.
The following morning, the crew headed out on the Chesapeake Bay to catch blue crab.
In this area, the preferred method of crabbing is a trotline baited with chicken necks.
They checked the trotlines later that day. Steve was manning...
Season 8, Episode 2 Behind the Scenes: Blue Mountain Bugles
Oct 25, 2019
The MeatEater crew struck off into southeast Washington to hunt elk in a limited-draw archery unit.
We spent the first few days learning the area and trying to find where the elk were hiding.
The open country was perfect for glassing. We covered a lot of miles with our Vortex Optics and found a lot of elk.
After several days of hunting, we found an area where a big bull was spending a lot of time.
Janis was able to call the bull close, and Steve...
Season 8, Episode 1 Behind the Scenes: The Mud and The Trees
Oct 18, 2019
For episode one, the crew headed south to Missouri for squirrels and catfish with our buddy Park Hall.
We fished the muddy waters of the lower Missouri River.
The fishing technique we used is called bank poling. We would drive long, fiberglass poles into the bank that had live bait rigged on them.
Our target was flathead catfish, but most days we caught a mixed bag of flatheads, blues, and channels.
After each morning of checking lines, we̵...