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Joe Ferronato

Joe Ferronato

Joe Ferronato is the Community Manager at MeatEater. His passion for the outdoors, inspired by his family, began at an early age and drove him to seek a career in outdoors media. Joe spends time honing his Western hunting skills in the mountains of Idaho and Montana, where he plans to stay. He strives to continue to do his part promoting hunting, fishing, and sustainable conservation practices.

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Ask MeatEater: How Do You Get in Elk Shape?

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Ask MeatEater: How Do You Get in Elk Shape?

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers (and if we don’t, we’ll make them up). Every day, fellow MeatEaters send us more than 100 emails regarding hunting, fishing, cooking, conservation, and more. So, we decided to publish a series dedicated to our favorite FAQs. This is Ask MeatEater. Getting into...
E-Scouting Basics: How to Plan Your First Western Hunt

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E-Scouting Basics: How to Plan Your First Western Hunt

Planning your first hunt out West? You’re going to need to do some scouting. For many of us, getting boots on the ground before hunting season is simply not an option, so we turn to onX Maps to e-scout from home. Here is what you need to know to make the best of your pre-trip research. Maps and...
The Outdoorsman’s Guide to Toilet Paper Alternatives

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The Outdoorsman’s Guide to Toilet Paper Alternatives

The fear of ongoing isolation from coronavirus has driven people to hoard toilet paper, leaving supermarket shelves void of the precious, comforting, cleansing tissue. Now, some unfortunate souls who made it to the store too late are in need of wiping alternatives. As outdoorsmen, we’re no strangers...
Alaskan Moose Hunters Attacked by Grizzly

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Alaskan Moose Hunters Attacked by Grizzly

In the evening hours of Sept. 6, two Alaskan moose hunters ventured out for a quick glassing session. Scott Willis and Shane White, both Alaska natives and lifelong hunters, are no strangers to bear country. They were prepared—it is Alaska after all—but an attack was the last thing they expected...
MeatEater’s Most Haunting Missed Shots

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MeatEater’s Most Haunting Missed Shots

Anyone who hunts has experienced the heartache of an errant shot. You’ll beat yourself up, think you aren’t worthy of having a tag, and wonder if you should take up golfing—all because of one miss. From my recent trip to Alaska to hunt black bears, all I brought home was regret, self-loathing and...
What I Learned on My First Alaskan Hunt

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What I Learned on My First Alaskan Hunt

The rain echoed through my hood as my hands gripped ever tighter around the oars. The Ribdon River was swollen and the crystal clear, glacial water had become a foggy, churning mess after three days of relentless rain. My hands were soaking wet and freezing. I was only wearing a liner glove because...