MeatEater Grants Behind-the-Scenes Access to Fans on Upcoming Montana Muley Hunt

Premieres April 14 Only on Sportsman Channel.

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New Berlin, Wis. –-( MeatEater with Steven Rinella takes fans on amazing journeys in search of some of the best hunts and food that the great outdoors has to offer.

And this week, fans get an insider look into just what it takes to film an episode of the show.   Sportsman Channel, the leader in Outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, is proud to announce the second installment of a five-part Montana series on MeatEater with Steven Rinella.

In this unique episode, Rinella takes his viewers behind the scenes to show them the planning, preparation, and techniques that go into filming MeatEater.  Along the way, they will be introduced to the names and faces of Rinella’s film crew as they scour the Montana landscape in search of a good-eating mule deer buck to share between the crew for Thanksgiving Dinner.

This is a hard hunt in a hard landscape, and a combination of long hikes, uncooperative pack llamas, and elusive mule deer makes this trip one to remember.  Both filming methods and hunting methods will be featured on this episode all the while giving viewers a fresh insight into what it really takes to prepare for and film a public land hunt for MeatEater.

“It occurred to me that some folks may never stop to think about the fact that I’m not out there alone hunting on the episodes of the show,” says Steven Rinella, host of MeatEater. “So it seemed natural to go ahead and introduce the crew to our fans as a way of giving them some much needed credit for the hard work they put in.  I’m with a crew of great guys, who are super-competent and brave and always standing by my side.”

Steven Rinella’s adventures in Montana continue with new guests throughout the month of April, all culminating in a two-part season finale featuring a first time mule deer hunt for TV personalities Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen on April 28th and May 5th at 9 pm ET/PT.


About Steven Rinella:
Steven Rinella is an avid outdoorsman, writer, and television personality best known for his ability to translate the hunting lifestyle to a wide variety of audiences. He is the author of The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine, the award-winning American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, and most recently, Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter.  He’s a correspondent for Outside magazine, and his writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Glamour, O the Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, and more traditional hunting and fishing publications such as Field and Stream and Petersen’s Hunting.  

About Sportsman Channel:
Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel, and Sportsman HD, is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to sportsmen and women in the United States, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities.  Sportsman Channel reaches more than 32 million U.S. television households and is available in HD, visit for more information. Visit, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl