Hunting and Fishing television shows have become more and
more mainstream with the advent of reality shows like Duck Dynasty. However,
Chef Scott Leysath has been doing the Hunt, Fish, Cook television show for ten
years already. With a new show, titled Dead Meat, set to debut on the Sportsman
Channel, Leysath and his camera crew chose Walterboro as an appropriate setting
to represent South Carolina’s hospitality and ample supply of game for hunting
and cooking. I first met Scott Leysath when traveling
to Little Rock, Arkansas in 2007 for a meeting of the
SouthEastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA). He was cooking elk for a large
group of outdoor media, but he was not too busy to speak with me about the duck
hunting he enjoys back in his home state of California. As the Cooking Editor
for Ducks Unlimited magazine, Leysath is well known to many waterfowl
SEOPA meeting in Tennessee in 2012, Leysath asked me to advise him about possible
scenarios for his Dead Meat show to film in South Carolina. The mission of his
new show is to hunt, fish, trap and harvest animals that one normally might not
think of eating. Hopefully after he applies his professional cooking talents to
the meat, it is transformed into delicious table fare.
Jimmy, Scott and Jesse just before the rabbit hunt
I shot this squirrel when he was having breakfast!
To read the rest of my feature article about the filming of the rabbit hunt and then the cooking segment click on Colletonian. To view past blog entires about Scott Leysath click here.