Ask The Eagle

Janis Putelis answers your questions about everything from hunting to butchering to marriage. asktheeagle@themeateater.com

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Ask The Eagle:  Do You Save Waterfowl Legs?
Ask The Eagle: Do You Save Waterfowl Legs?

Janis answers a question about waterfowl legs, and explains how he cooks them.

Ask the Eagle: What's the Longest Shot You'll Take with a Rifle?
Ask the Eagle: What's the Longest Shot You'll Take with a Rifle?

What's the longest shot with a rifle you comfortable taking? Janis Putelis talks about his longest shot, and at what distance he's most comfortable shooting. He talks wind, elevation, and other external factors you should account for. Janis answers your questions using his own knowledge and expertise, giving some helpful tips and insight along the way.

Ask the Eagle: What Would Be Your Last Wild Game Meal?
Ask the Eagle: What Would Be Your Last Wild Game Meal?

What would Janis choose to be his very last wild game meal? He'd need a great, greasy meal (plus maybe a second choice).

Ask the Eagle: How Do I Get My Wife Into Hunting?
Ask the Eagle: How Do I Get My Wife Into Hunting?

Struggling to get your significant other to get into hunting? Janis offers up his own advice taken from personal experience.

Ask the Eagle: Is it Ethical to Shoot a Deer After Stepping Out of the Truck?
Ask the Eagle: Is it Ethical to Shoot a Deer After Stepping Out of the Truck?

Ethics are personal. So is it ethical to shoot a deer after stepping out of the truck at the beginning of your hunt? Janis's short answer: Yes.

Ask the Eagle: How Do I Become a Hunting Guide?
Ask the Eagle: How Do I Become a Hunting Guide?

What's the path for someone that wants to become a hunting guide? Janis shares how keeping your head down and working hard can help you get there.

Ask the Eagle: What's Your Favorite Big Game Caliber?
Ask the Eagle: What's Your Favorite Big Game Caliber?

Can you just use one caliber to hunt all big game? This week, an Instagram follower wants to if know if that's possible. Janis explains how hunting small game could also be useful for becoming a more seasoned big game hunter.

Ask the Eagle: Can You Reuse Oil After Frying Fish?
Ask the Eagle: Can You Reuse Oil After Frying Fish?

Janis uses his restaurant industry background to answer the question of reusing oil in the fryer, particularly after frying fish.

Ask the Eagle: How to Manage Flinching While Shooting?
Ask the Eagle: How to Manage Flinching While Shooting?

How do you manage flinching while shooting? Janis Putelis discusses how to calm the mind and body to avoid flinching.

Ask the Eagle: Binocular Power Choice and Apprenticeship Options
Ask the Eagle: Binocular Power Choice and Apprenticeship Options

Janis explains his current favorite binocular power option and apprentice options for eager workers.