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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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Ep. 03: October Hunt Recap with Janis and Jordan

Gear Talk

Ep. 03: October Hunt Recap with Janis and Jordan

This week on Gear Talk, Janis and Jordan cover their September and October hunts, Janis's race and September archery elk hunt, heavy arrows, New First Lite pants, Jordan’s mule deer hunt, and new boots. If you have a question you want to submit to Gear Talk for discussion, email geartalk...
Janis Putelis Nov 17, 2022
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Ep. 02: Diopters, Side By Sides, Tarps and Backpacks

Gear Talk

Ep. 02: Diopters, Side By Sides, Tarps and Backpacks

This week on Gear Talk, Janis and Jordan discuss their side by sides; Mark Boardman with Vortex Optics joins the discussion to explain adjusting your binocular diopter correctly; Jordan on pitching and using tarps; Janis and the Kifaru Gnargali backpack. If you have a question you want to submit to...
Janis Putelis Nov 3, 2022
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Video: How to Not Piss Off Landowners When Hunting

Public Lands & Waters

Video: How to Not Piss Off Landowners When Hunting

Getting permission to hunt on someone’s private lands is an opportunity you shouldn’t squander. Here’s how to respectfully maintain relationships with the landowner and give yourself the best chance to hunt that land again the following season.
Janis Putelis Oct 21, 2022
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Ep. 01: Welcome To Gear Talk

Gear Talk

Ep. 01: Welcome To Gear Talk

This week on the show, Jordan and Janis welcome you to MeatEater's newest podcast, Gear Talk, where they explore their favorite -- and sometimes not-so-favorite -- pieces of gear. Later, they talk to First Lite's western big game guru, Matt Derosiers.  Connect with Janis, Jordan, and MeatEater...
Janis Putelis Oct 20, 2022
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Janis Putelis's Gear Picks

Men's Wick Quarter Zip
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First Lite
$100.00
Quick-drying, odor-resistant, ultralight base layer.
Phelps EZ SUK'R
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Phelps
$34.99
Meet the new, patent-pending cow and calf call from Phelps Game Calls that uses inhale technology to produce crisp and clear sounds every time.  Features a replaceable voice module.
SIERRA6BDX Riflescope 3-18x44
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Sig Sauer
$1029.99
The riflescope choice of First Lite athlete and MeatEater team member, Jordan Budd.
KILO5K Laser Rangefinder
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Sig Sauer
$699.99
The new KILO5K 7x25 mm laser rangefinder monocular has a maximum reflective range of 5,000 yards. The technology feature set includes Applied Ballistics Ultralite onboard with environmental sensors and supports BDX-X (Ballistic Data Xchange External) for connecting to external devices such as Kestrel and Garmin devices. The Gen II LightWave DSP engine features new target modes: Extended Range (XR) and Fog mode along with First, Best, and Last...
Corrugate Foundry Pant
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First Lite
$195.00
"These are hands down the best hunting pants I have ever worn. That's the flat truth." - Steven Rinella
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