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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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Jani's Gear Shed: Elk Calling Kit

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Jani's Gear Shed: Elk Calling Kit

The ability to create a variety of sounds is key for sucess when hunting the elk rut. I tend to use an external reed most often to produce sharp cow calls that can carry across the hills. I always have a few diaphragms with me for quick calling and bugling with the metal bugal tube. New to my lineup...
Janis Putelis Aug 3, 2022
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Jani's Gear Shed: Backcountry Meals

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Jani's Gear Shed: Backcountry Meals

Packing food for a long backcountry hunt means considering weight, nutrients, and palatability. I pack simple breakfast options, a lot of snacks to get me through the day, and Peak Refuel provides me with a protein-packed meal to satisfy my hunger at night and gives me the energy to hunt hard and...
Janis Putelis Jul 27, 2022
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Janis Putelis and Spencer Neuharth Eat Bobcat

Pardon My Plate S02 E03 Jul 8, 2022

Janis Putelis and Spencer Neuharth Eat Bobcat

Pardon My Plate is back and bolder than ever! In the third episode of Season 2, Janis Putelis and Spencer Neuharth eat bobcat. They want to find out if these felines taste any good—or if Americans have it all wrong. This is the kind of culinary experiment you'll only find at MeatEater. What should...
Janis Putelis Jul 8, 2022
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Cooking Up a Trophy Bighorn Sheep with Janis Putelis and Chef Kevin Gillespie

MeatEater Cooks S01 E05 Jun 14, 2022

Cooking Up a Trophy Bighorn Sheep with Janis Putelis and Chef Kevin Gillespie

Janis Putelis put in some serious work to harvest a mature Bighorn Sheep this year and Chef Kevin Gillespie wants to show him a way to prepare it that lives up to the effort Janis put into the hunt. The pair spends all day creating an ancient Kashmiri Dish called Rogan Josh, along with homemade Naan...
Janis Putelis Jun 14, 2022
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