Tonight marks the premiere of the fifth season of MeatEater, Steven Rinella’s outdoors hunting television series produced by Zero Point Zero Production, the parent company of Food Republic. Airing on The Sportsman Channel tonight at 8 p.m. EST, the series has earned multiple Sportsman Choice Awards, as well as a James Beard nomination.

In conjunction with tonight’s episode, we’re excited to release the first installment of a new animated special from Rinella. In this short clip, our host narrates the story of one of his heroes – Daniel Boone – and his storied black bear enterprise in Kentucky. Bear bacon is included. The video serves as a sort of primer for this evening's premiere — titled Boone & Bugles: Kentucky Bull Elk — and chronicles Rinella’s first eastern elk hunt.

Check out these MeatEater videos on Food Republic: