Behind the scenes of MeatEater Season 10, Part 2

MeatEater Season 10, Part 2 is live on Netflix right now. Here’s a look behind the lens at our most recent season.

BTS S10P2 1We discovered that the wahoo has very sharp teeth. An ono bit into the skirt of the jig Cal is holding and it looks like someone cut it with a razor blade.

BTS S10P2 2While we were shooting the scene in Hawaii where Steve, Cal and Danny were sacrificing the wahoo, we had to stop filming several times because this turkey kept gobbling in the background.

BTS S10P2 3Kimi’s husband, Justin, shot all the footage underwater for the spearfishing episode. This is Justin showing us some really wild footage that he captured of Steve, Cal and Kimi.

BTS S10P2 4Being in the water chasing fish for several hours can be exhausting. Here’s Steve showing how excited he was.

BTS S10P2 5During the mountain goat hunt in New Mexico, the crew participated in a bench press competition while waiting for some food to cook. Here is Steve trying to beat Chester. Steve lost.

BTS S10P2 6Mountain goats are small creatures and can be difficult to find while viewing from long distances. The crew was lined up and burning their eyes looking for the goats on the cliffs of the Florida mountains.

BTS S10P2 7Robert Abernethy is exceptionally good at pointing out where he heard a turkey gobble. Here is Robert waiting for the first thunder of the day in the pre-dawn light.

BTS S10P2 8Robert checks the crop of each turkey he harvests to see what the bird was eating. It may be surprising what he finds.

BTS S10P2 9We brought one of those dome mics like you see on the sidelines of an NFL game to record moose bugles during the moose hunt in New Mexico with Jason Phelps. In the photo, Chester Floyd, our production assistant in the wild, captures the audio of bulls running in the distance.

BTS S10P2 10It was very hot when we were hunting in New Mexico. The mercury was around 90 degrees the day Steve shot his bull, which meant the decomposition clock started ticking as soon as the animal hit the ground. Everyone got to work getting the meat back to town to cool down. Here’s the crew unloading at the local meat warehouse.