The Ozarks

Andrew Zimmern makes a trip to the Ozarks where people still live off the land, and combine old traditions with new techniques with foods like fried rabbit legs, black bear cracklins and bacon-wrapped crow breast.

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Aloft Rogers-Bentonville

A "vision of W Hotels," a stay at Aloft hotel is a pleasure, offering a splash outdoor pool, a grab-and-go eatery area and free Wi-Fi.

1103 S 52nd St, Rogers, AR 72758

 
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Beagling for Rabbits

Andrew Zimmern is invited to go out for an early morning rabbit hunt with a group of hunters and their beagles. After the successful hunt, the rabbit is prepared for fried rabbit kidneys and rabbit legs.

Private land along the Trail of Tears in Maysville, AR

 
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Fishing

Andrew meets Thuan Van Phan, a Vietnamese immigrant who uses a homemade motorized wheelbarrow to catch catfish in the Arkansas River.

Arkansas River, Sallisaw, OK

 
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Fresh Bear

For the first time, Andrew Zimmern samples fresh meat from a black bear. After the kill, the bear is cleaned and prepared for bear crackling (fried bear skin) and grilled bear tenderloin.

Private hunting cabin near Professional Kennel Club, AR

 
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Gigging for Suckers

Andrew Zimmern joins a group of Ozark sucker fishermen as they take part in a gigging tournament and fish fry. After the catch, the sucker filets are coated in cornmeal and fried.

On the Elk River near Noel, MO

 
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Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)

For quick access to the Ozarks area, make your travel arrangements to arrive at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, located about 15 miles from Fayetteville, AR.

1 Airport Blvd #100, Bentonville, AR 72712

 
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Squirrel Cook-Off

It’' an Ozarks tradition to cook with squirrel, something Andrew learns all about at the World Champion Squirrel Cook-off. On the menu is country-fried squirrel in mushroom gravy, fried squirrel testicles and so much more!

Private Warehouse in Bentonville, AR

 

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