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Ben O'Brien

Ben O'Brien

Ben O’Brien is a writer, editor, host of The Hunting Collective podcast, a member of the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Board of Directors, and MeatEater’s Director of Hunting.

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17 Kills in Two Months: A Cougar’s Summer Diet in Yellowstone National Park

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17 Kills in Two Months: A Cougar’s Summer Diet in Yellowstone National Park

I met Dr. Daniel Stahler on a dirt road overlooking the town of Gardiner, Montana, situated right smack on the 45th parallel. Dr. Stahler, a veteran wildlife biologist who first came to the park in 1997 to participate in its wolf program, was about to make a trek into what he calls a “cluster site...