MeatEater Season 7: Steve and Remi Navigate Afognak Brown Bears and Fog for Elk

On this hunt, Steve and Remi Warren travel to Alaska’s Afognak Island for a chance to hunt the largest Roosevelt elk in the world. It’s a hunt so challenging Remi swore he’d never return after his first trip to Afognak, but he’s back to help Steve find a bull. Here, they’re met with giant brown bears, relentless rain and fog, and steep, brush-choked mountains. After securing a meal of fresh silver salmon, the two hunters embrace the challenge and eventually manage to locate some elk. To celebrate the hunt, Steve cooks up a unique feast using the caul fat and organs from a hard-won bull.

Gear Used on the Hunt:

Shelter: Nemo Tent

Rain Gear: First Lite Seak Jacket and Pants

Optics: Vortex Razor 10×42 Binoculars

Pack: Stone Glacier Sky 5900

Rifle: Savage 116 .300 Winchester Magnum

 

Specialty Gear Used on this Hunt:

Pack Cover: Stone Glacier Rain Cover

Bear Protection: Electric Bear Fencing, Bear Spray 

Podcasts:  Listen in on the MeatEater crew’s brown bear attack adventure in The Meat Tree Part 1 and The Meat Tree Part 2

History of Elk Introduction on Afognak Island:

To learn more about history of Roosevelt elk on Afognak Island check out this article from Alaska Fish and Game.

On this hunt, Steve and Remi Warren travel to Alaska’s Afognak Island for a chance to hunt the largest Roosevelt elk in the world. It’s a hunt so challenging Remi swore he’d never return after his first trip to Afognak, but he’s back to help Steve find a bull. Here, they’re met with giant brown bears, relentless rain and fog, and steep, brush-choked mountains. After securing a meal of fresh silver salmon, the two hunters embrace the challenge and eventually manage to locate some elk. To celebrate the hunt, Steve cooks up a unique feast using the caul fat and organs from a hard-won bull.

Gear Used on the Hunt:

Shelter: Nemo Tent

Rain Gear: First Lite Seak Jacket and Pants

Optics: Vortex Razor 10×42 Binoculars

Pack: Stone Glacier Sky 5900

Rifle: Savage 116 .300 Winchester Magnum

 

Specialty Gear Used on this Hunt:

Pack Cover: Stone Glacier Rain Cover

Bear Protection: Electric Bear Fencing, Bear Spray 

Podcasts:  Listen in on the MeatEater crew’s brown bear attack adventure in The Meat Tree Part 1 and The Meat Tree Part 2

History of Elk Introduction on Afognak Island:

To learn more about history of Roosevelt elk on Afognak Island check out this article from Alaska Fish and Game.