Do Maggots Taste Like Bacon?

Living in the wild, Mick Dodge has conditioned his body to live on little food. But now, it’s been almost a week since he had a real meal. Tonight on all all-new episode of The Legend of Mick Dodge, Mick sets out to find the sustenance he needs – and in the wilderness, nothing is guaranteed. Whenever Mick needs protein, he scours the forest floor and nearby watering holes.

With hunger pains growing, he isn’t picky – insect eggs inside elk droppings, and even larvae from dead animals are all fair game. Larvae can pack about as much protein per gram as a steak, and in this clip Mick teaches his apprentice how to prepare them to taste like bacon.

But will the larvae be Mick’s main meal, or just an appetizer? He walks the road and spots some road kill that he plans to use for bait in the nearby Pacific shore. And with a little creativity, he may be able to trade in the one ounce bird for a few pounds of Dungeness crab.

 Tune in to The Legend of Mick Dodge: Hunger Pains tonight at 10P.


  1. b. r. h.
    January 14, 2014, 10:32 pm

    what a disappointment . fake maggots.( meal morms)
    catching dead drabs!! c’mon. just to fake to be interesting..

  2. dave ripp
    January 15, 2014, 12:14 am

    bullshit those are meal worms not maggots. anybody with a pet lizard can get them at the pet store.
    ur show is totally a lie.
    color it any way u want ur lying bunch of misleading crap and that just the one thing im chose to bitch about .
    ps catching dead crabs and shaking them to pretend its alive what a load

  3. Lanny
    January 15, 2014, 12:51 am

    It is really strange to see those “maggots” under that beaver carcass. Those were mealworms, available at any pet store. I am an avid naturalist/outdoorsman and have worked in the nutrition center at one of the largest zoos in the country for almost 20 years. Not only are they not native to Washington but they are commercially farmed for insectivore (reptiles/birds) food.
    Im very disappointed.

  4. David Colley
    Lake Tahoe
    January 15, 2014, 7:25 pm

    Why do they set Mick up to look like a fool you ask? Think about it. The people “scripting” the show must be from NYC to think that someone watching this show would fall for that crap. There are way too many natural wonders where Mick is to need to make shit up. Come on Nat Geo, give Mick a chance to display his knowledge of the real wild. It is much more interesting, and real.- what a concept!

  5. Julianna Newton
    United States
    January 16, 2014, 2:35 pm

    I Love mick.!! He os awesome!!

  6. shannon
    January 17, 2014, 11:10 am

    I believe Mick set himself up, surely he new what he was agreeing to, no one held a gun to his head to do this…..he
    expected people to believe him, well were all laughing so hard
    can’t stop crying……the real problem is that Nat Geo has lost
    There way, they used to be credible, no longer so.

  7. Dan Dodson
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    January 17, 2014, 7:44 pm

    I think it’s great that people like Mick exists off the grid for the most part. He seems very genuine. Reality tv is far from it! To bad he is caught up in this newest bastardization of something so cool. I’m sure hope he didn’t completely know what he was getting into. I know that NatGeo needs to make it interesting so they can hold there ratings and much off this stuff is probably based on what Mick has done in the past but half dead crabs and meal worms, come on! I have one question, ” hey Mick, do you have any say in content”?