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The Rise and Fall (And Rise Again) of the American Small Game Hunter

Small Game

The Rise and Fall (And Rise Again) of the American Small Game Hunter

It’s no secret the MeatEater crew loves small game hunting as much as chasing big bucks or spring gobblers. We grew up small game hunting with friends and family, and we never gave it up. But despite the rich tradition and history of small game hunting in this country, the majority of current...
Fact Checker: Is It Unsafe to Eat Rabbits Before the First Frost?

Rabbits

Fact Checker: Is It Unsafe to Eat Rabbits Before the First Frost?

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...
Ask MeatEater: How Do I Get Started Hunting?

Small Game

Ask MeatEater: How Do I Get Started Hunting?

At MeatEater, one of the most common questions that pops up in our inbox is some version of, “I’ve never hunted before, but I really want to get started. What do I need to do?” With hunter numbers on the decline nationally, it’s exciting to see so many new folks are interested in joining the hunting...
Getting Started: Tips for the Rookie Adult Hunter

Small Game

Getting Started: Tips for the Rookie Adult Hunter

At MeatEater, we get a lot of questions from adults about how to begin the process of becoming a hunter. Unlike youth hunters, who often have family members to show them the ropes, rookie adult hunters are often starting from square one without any mentors. And without the guidance of experienced...
The Rich History of Beaver Dams

Beaver

The Rich History of Beaver Dams

Beavers have been an important source of fur and food for thousands of years in North America. They were highly valued by Native Americans, colonial trappers and American mountain men. Even as demand for their fur has plummeted in modern times, beavers have continued shaping the landscape throughout...