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January 4th, 2011
10:12 AM ET

'Wild Within' host eats what he kills in new Travel Channel show

Forget the supermarket, or even the farmer’s market—Steven Rinella is getting his food straight from the source, the great outdoors.

Rinella, a lifelong outdoorsman, is host of the new Travel Channel series “The Wild Within,” which follows him into the wild where he hunts and gathers his own food. This morning on American Morning, Rinella tells AM's Kiran Chetry and Jim Acosta about his lifelong passion for fishing and hunting, and how the show is inspired by a recent cultural trend: knowing where the food on our kitchen tables comes from.

“The Wild Within” premieres on Sunday, January 9 on the Travel Channel. Each episode ends with grand feast, but first viewers get to travel with Rinella to various destinations across the globe, such as Scotland, Alaska and Guyana.

Filed under: Entertainment • Environment • Food
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  1. Sara

    I only watched half of your show and it will be my last. I can not believe that I was thinking that the show was going to be about survival and yes I did hear about it talking about Hunter, but I was thinking more like it was going to be gatherer. I can not believe and I quote him saying, that some of these black tail deer have never even seen humans before. So as our representative of the human race he shoots and kills the first one that is curious of what he is. He called it in and because it didn't know any better he shoots it. That is the most terrible thing I have seen... to kill something that doesn't even know to be scared of you. Then his brother sees another deer and because he hurries to get down he takes the shot to fast he doesn't even take a good shot. Because of his poor shot he doesn't even kill the poor deer right away. The deer runs away. What a poor hunter.

    I do understand what point he is trying to put across to people, but to shoot and kill a poor helpless animal who didn't even know to run from him is terrible. Maybe if they didn't show the kill it might be better, but I think that needs to be taken out of the show. Everyone knows the outcome because he will tell them. Just don't show it, I am very sorry that I ever watched the show and I will never watch it again.

    January 9, 2011 at 11:30 pm |
  2. Colorado

    Excellent! Finally a show to educate urbanites that meat really doesn't grow in celophane packages. I'll give up the Outdoor Channel for this one each week.

    January 9, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  3. Rob

    Best show Travel Channel has ever shown. This is truly a great your mind liberals..this is humane and as the show says iy is the original organic

    January 9, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  4. grethithio

    This show is one of the real ones out today. Funny how some folks make judgments of people based on their limited experiences. Really would you make brash comments based of American Indians?

    January 9, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
  5. GM

    He actually got a hiker, not a deer! LOL!

    January 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  6. Leah

    I'll make sure I don't watch it!!

    January 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm |