MeatEater TV Season 7: Alaska Moose and Caribou Hunt with Janis and Papa Janis

On this hunt, Steve, Janis Putelis, and Janis Sr. head to the remote wilderness of interior Alaska by bush plane to search for moose and caribou. Janis Sr. has never been to Alaska before, and his first trip is nothing short of an amazing experience, made even better since he gets to share the hunt with his son. Steve and Janis Sr. have bull moose tags and Janis has a caribou bull tag. It’s the peak of the moose rutting season and the bulls are on the move searching for cows. At the same time, the last few migrating caribou are moving through the area towards their wintering grounds. With plenty of time, the guys are able to hunt hard, soak in the beauty of the remote Alaska Range wilderness, and enjoy some of the finest game meat in Alaska. Watch this episode and the full season now on Netflix.


Gear Used on this Hunt

Rifle: Savage  110 Weather Warrior .300 Winchester Magnum and .30-06

Ammo: Federal Trophy Bonded Bear Claw and Federal Trophy Copper


Specialty Gear

Moose Call: Rocky Mountain Calls Mammoth Moose Call


Field Meal: Latvian Stroganoff Recipe


1 onion

3 pieces bacon

1 lb meat

2 T butter

2 T flour

1 c milk

1+ c sour cream


Dice the onion and the bacon and brown in in a pan.  Dice whatever meat you’re using and add to the pan. (We used moose heart in the episode.)  Mix the remaining ingredients in to a sauce. Add the sauce and cook over medium heat until the meat is cooked through. Serve over egg noodles.


MeatEater Podcast: Episode 45 Interior Alaska

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