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Fact Checker: Is Catch and Release Always Best?

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Fact Checker: Is Catch and Release Always Best?

Myths, lies and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bullsh*t, so we created this series to examine suspect yarns. If there’s a belief, rumor or long-held assumption you’d like us to fact check, drop us a note at factchecker...
A Brief History of the Meaning and Interpretation of Fishing Grip and Grins

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A Brief History of the Meaning and Interpretation of Fishing Grip and Grins

Who doesn’t love showing off their catch with “grip-and-grin” photos?  After all, a picture says a thousand words. Over the years, anglers have communicated a wide spectrum of sentiments through their grip and grins. Whether it’s a tournament bass fisherman hoisting a largemouth like a sack of cash...
Beyond Meat: The MeatEater Muskibou

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Beyond Meat: The MeatEater Muskibou

As hunters, we put a lot of effort into honoring the animals we kill by making trophy meals out of them. But you can take that respect for your quarry to the next level by utilizing more than just an animal’s meat. Mounting antlers or a turkey fan on the wall looks great but fur, feathers, hide...
Hunting for Fish

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Hunting for Fish

Every spring, northern pike head for shallow, weedy bays to spawn in the reservoir near my home in Colorado. During their spring spawning period, pike are so focused on reproduction that these normally aggressive fish are nearly impossible to catch with fly gear or conventional tackle. It was a...
A MeatEater’s Guide to Eating Invasive Species

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A MeatEater’s Guide to Eating Invasive Species

As more and more invasive species gain footholds around the country, American wildlife management is becoming increasingly difficult. Think of invasive species as foreign invaders capable of upsetting the natural balance through a series of cascading problems. Whether it is a new insect, plant, or...