Season 9 Part 1 and Part 2 are both available to stream on Netflix now.

In Part 1 (Episodes 1-5), 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.

In Part 2 (Episodes 5-10), Steve travels to South Dakota to hunt for ducks with Ryan Callaghan and Sean Weaver, heads to Colorado for a Mule Deer hunt with Mets first-basemen Pete Alonso, returns to Montana to hunt Black Bear and Turkey with Clay Newcomb, then heads back to the fish shack in Southeast Alaska with Janis Putelis looking for seafood, and finally meets up with Mike “Buck” Bowden for an Alaskan Moose hunt.

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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

Episode 6: South Dakota Ducks

Episode 6: South Dakota Ducks

Flooded corn is bad for farmers but good for ducks and duck hunters. Steve and Ryan Callaghan join Sean Weaver in South Dakota for a memorable duck hunt.

Related Podcast: Ep. 195: Hunting the Anthropocene

Episode 7: Colorado Mule Deer: Baseball and Bucks

Episode 7: Colorado Mule Deer: Baseball and Bucks

New York Mets superstar Pete Alonso joins Steve in Colorado to hunt for mule deer bucks. Pete shares insights from the major leagues, while Steve dispenses hunting tips.

Related Podcast: Ep. 198: Hunting with the Home Run King

Episode 8: Montana Black Bear & Turkey: Spring Opportunities

Episode 8: Montana Black Bear & Turkey: Spring Opportunities

Steve meets up with Clay Newcomb and his mules to hunt bears and turkeys in Western Montana. They’re a feisty combo but, when they split up, their hunting luck doubles.

Related Podcast: Ep. 232: How You Get to be a Big Ol' Bear

Episode 9: Alaska Fish: Exploring the Waters of Southeast Alaska

Episode 9: Alaska Fish: Exploring the Waters of Southeast Alaska

Steve takes Janis to his Prince of Wales Island Fish Shack to see the bounty of the Pacific Ocean. They’re after halibut, rockfish, spot prawns, Dungeness crabs, scallops, sea cucumbers, and Steve’s coveted sablefish.

Related Podcast: Ep. 234: Deep Drop Boyz

Episode 10: Alaska Moose: The Guide Life

Episode 10: Alaska Moose: The Guide Life

Steve enlists outfitter Mike “Buck” Bowden to take him down an unnamed river in Western Alaska in search of bull moose. Mike shares stories from 40 years of guiding the Alaskan wilds.