Duck Camp Dinners

MeatEater is happy to welcome Jean-Paul Bourgeois to the Crew, stay tuned for more episodes of Duck Camp Dinners.

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S2-E01: Back to Bayou Black
S2-E01: Back to Bayou Black

The Duck Camp Dinners Crew is back in the black waters of Louisiana- cooking up cajun food, hunting ringnecks, and gaining some taxidermy know how.

S2-E02: Still Got the Gizzy
S2-E02: Still Got the Gizzy

The Duck Camp Dinners crew goes catfishing and fries up some local seafood with native neighbors in the swamp before cooking up an iconic cajun dish.

S2-E03: In a Camp Down by the River
S2-E03: In a Camp Down by the River

The Duck Camp Dinners crew leaves the bayous and heads down river to Venice, Louisiana where they prepare for their first duck hunt in the delta.

S2-E04: The Meat Haul Continues
S2-E04: The Meat Haul Continues

Blake shares a family recipe with the DCD crew, Chef Jean-Paul smokes ducks, and the crew heads out on a wild boar hunt in the marshes surrounding Venice.

S2-E05: Last of the Water Towns
S2-E05: Last of the Water Towns

The DCD crew spends a day fishing in the gulf in an effort to complete the trifecta of a meat haul. Blake shows us where he spent much of his childhood, and we get a glimpse into the impact mother nature can have on a community.

S2-E06: Specklebelly Fever
S2-E06: Specklebelly Fever

The Duck Camp Dinner crew migrates west to the cajun prairies of Louisiana where rice is king of the land and speckle belly geese are king of the sky.

S2-E07: Royal Jug and Gun Club
S2-E07: Royal Jug and Gun Club

Jean-Paul breaks off from the crew to hunt a grit pile with a father-son duo, and sees first hand the effort that goes into feeding an entire camp. The crew takes an airboat tour to discover what efforts the state is making to preserve our coast for future generations of hunters and wildlife.

S2-E08: Heritage is a Hand Me Down
S2-E08: Heritage is a Hand Me Down

The Duck Camp Dinners crew is back in the bayous as Jean-Paul wraps up his last hunt of the season before the birth of his son. Jean-Paul shares a duck recipe handed down by his father, the crew forages for wild mushrooms, gets into swarms of blue wing teal, and closes out the season in celebration

S1-E01: Land Meets Bayou
S1-E01: Land Meets Bayou

Similar to any good Cajun dish, a successful duck camp requires preparation. The last day on dry land is filled with essential stops to get ready for 5 days on the Bayou. Whether making sure we have the right ingredients for our favorite meals, or getting the boats brushed up and ready for action, the day before can be just as important as the day of.

S1-E02: Cajun Grocery Run
S1-E02: Cajun Grocery Run

Tune in as Jean-Paul and the crew share their first day full day at duck camp with a morning in the duck blind and catfish on the jug line. At the end of the day they put their Cajun grocery goods together for an epic duck camp meal.

S1-E03: Roots Run Deep
S1-E03: Roots Run Deep

After a morning on the Bayou, the Duck Camp Dinners crew enjoy a fresh cooked dinner while discussing the changing coastal wetlands of Louisiana. Jean-Paul gets to finally a hunt an area he had only heard about as a young man, and takes in the beauty of the live cypress trees this camp is known for.

S1-E04: This Roux's for You
S1-E04: This Roux's for You

After a late night of good times, venison chili, and some old school roux the crew heads out for another day of hunting ducks. Adaptability is critical, and after a couple of quick adjustments the team finds themselves back in the ducks.

S1-E05: Beaux Beauxs at the Hobo Hilton
S1-E05: Beaux Beauxs at the Hobo Hilton

Whether you call them Pouldeau, American Coot, or Water Chickens, chances are you don't consider them a delicacy. However, Jean-Paul is out to prove that these abundant birds have a place at the dinner table. Tune in as thew crew makes some incredible gumbo while preparing for their last hunt at Duck Camp.

S1-E06: Bayou Meets Land
S1-E06: Bayou Meets Land

It's the final day at Duck Camp for Jean-Paul and the guys. They finish up their trip with a morning of hunting followed by an afternoon filled with crawfish and catfish. The trip ends on dry land and the crew reflects on what makes the duck camp so special.