Sportsman Channel’s ‘MeatEater’ Concludes Two-Part Hunt for Alaska Sooty Grouse

Sportsman Channel’s “MeatEater” Concludes Two-Part Hunt for Alaska Sooty Grouse Thursday, September 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

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DENVER ( – In the first installment of a two-part special, viewers witnessed Steven Rinella, host of Sportsman Channel’s MeatEater, attempt to harvest the elusive Alaska Sooty grouse. This week, Rinella will take what he’s learned from his previous hunt and continue to hone his skills. He will join a long-time Alaska resident and grouse hunter who he hopes will impart the skills necessary to consistently succeed. Tune in to MeatEater, Thursday, September 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

Last week, it took Rinella nearly four days to spot a Sooty grouse among the dense treetops. After the challenging hunt, he realized he had to hone his skills in order to have a better shot at success the next time around. This week, Rinella joins forces with Barb, an expert grouse hunter. She invites Rinella on an April grouse hunt to share her hunting skills and passion for the outdoors. A hunt that took Rinella four days, takes Barb less than a day. Rinella discovers that with Barb’s years of experience and guidance, he will learn to adapt and his perspective on the hunt will completely change.

“I had success hunting grouse solo, but I knew I had a lot more to learn if I wanted to improve and have better odds at success in the future,” said Rinella. “Barb has spent more time in the wild looking for these birds than anyone else, so I knew with her help I’d be able to look at the hunt from a new, more successful, perspective. There is no substitute for hunting local knowledge.”

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 is a correspondent for Outside magazine, and his writing also has appeared in the New York Times, Glamour, O the Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, and more traditional hunting and fishing publications like Field and Stream and Petersen’s Hunting.

About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009. Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, including the two Emmy Award-winning series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie. Zero Point Zero has produced television series and specials for CNN, Travel Channel, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS, Sportsman Channel, The Weather Channel, and Bravo.   Visit for additional information.

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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