In Season 9, Part 1 of MeatEater, Steve travels to Coastal Texas for a fishing adventure in the Gulf and a hunt for Nilgai, then travels to the Wyoming High Country for a Mule Deer hunt on horseback with Janis Putelis, and finally heads to the San Juan Mountains in Southern Colorado for a Muzzle Loader Elk Hunt.

Season 9, Part 1 (Episodes 1-5) available to stream on Netflix now; Season 9, Part 2 (Episodes 5-10) coming to Netflix in early 2021.

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Episode 1: South Texas Redfish & Flounder

Episode 1: South Texas Redfish & Flounder

Steve joins chef Jesse Griffiths on the Texas coast to target redfish and sea trout with Captain JT Van Zandt and gig for flounder with Captain David Dupnik. An abundance of fish results in a seafood feast.

Related Podcast: Ep. 202: From the Two Kingdoms of Nature

Episode 2: South Texas Nilgai

Episode 2: South Texas Nilgai

Steve and Jesse head inland to hunt for an Indian antelope known as Nilgai. An efficient hunt leaves plenty of time for Steve and Jesse to dive into butchering and cooking the wild beast for a nose-to-tail throwdown.

Related Podcast: Ep. 202: From the Two Kingdoms of Nature

Episode 3: Wyoming Mule Deer, Part 1

Episode 3: Wyoming Mule Deer, Part 1

With the help of Crooked Sky Outfitters, Steve rides horseback into the backcountry of Wyoming with Janis Putelis and Adam Weatherby in search of mule deer. Steve and Landon find the buck of his dreams, but a sudden snow squall complicates the stalk.

The Bridger-Teton National Forest in Western Wyoming has a great reputation for big mule deer but also for tough winters and high winter mortality among the deer. Recently coming out of a cycle of bad winters for that killed a lot of deer, does the region hold up to its reputation for trophy deer?

Related Podcast: Ep. 194: Summon the Squall

Episode 4: Wyoming Mule Deer, Part 2

Episode 4: Wyoming Mule Deer, Part 2

Steve, Janis and Adam continue their mule deer hunt in the Wyoming High Country.

Related Podcast: Ep. 194: Summon the Squall

Episode 5: Colorado Elk

Episode 5: Colorado Elk

Steve draws a coveted muzzleloader elk tag in the majestic San Juan Mountains of Colorado, but the hunt is harder than expected. More hunters than elk, lung-breaking elevation, and primitive equipment stack the odds against him.

The San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado feature steep cliffs, towering firs, and sprawling grasslands covering broad valleys. It’s a breathtaking place full of lots of elk and lots of elk hunters. It’s high elevation and hunting here is a leg- and lung-burning experience.

Related Podcast: Ep. 189: Boxing with the Last Grizzly