The MeatEater Podcast

Building on the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, host Steven Rinella brings an in-depth and relevant look at all outdoor topics including hunting, fishing, nature, conservation, and wild foods. Filled with humor, irreverence, and things that will surprise the hell out of you, each episode welcomes a diverse group of guests who add their own expertise to the vast world of the outdoors. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.


Ep. 518: Trapping Lynx on the Home Range


Steven Rinella talks with Carmen Vanbianchi, Brooklyn Stevens, Jen Lewis, Brody Henderson, Randall Williams, and Phil Taylor. 

Topics discussed: Starting your euro mount business at 17 because you like saving other peoples’ memories; babysitting the skull and and using dental picks; get your skull cleaned by Brooklyn at 406.boneworks; when the crazy driver who passes you on the road is Cal hauling a trailer; the Apex Belt system and the best duffle bag ever made by FHF; coining the term “bob kitten”; culling barred owls; are you invasive if you move somewhere on your own?; how lynx can end up in weird places; how old man faces and baby faces are the same; tail differences; the hurt on the lynx population; critters escaping fire; looking for tracks at high speed; when the community comes together to help you get road kill deer to lure lynx; the strong smell of gusto; males vs. females going into traps; how getting a mortality signal from a collar makes your heart sink; minimizing stress; K-holes; how a fisher can whoop a lynx; Steve’s list of gripes; how to play Home Range's Trap-a-Cat fundraiser game; and more. 

Outro music: "The Ballad of Steven Rinella" by Jon Theis. 


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 February 5, 2024  2h44m