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Katie Hill

Katie Hill

Katie Hill is an assistant editor for MeatEater and a former freelance writer with a master’s degree in environmental journalism. Originally from Connecticut, Katie spent her first 22 years eating elk and venison from her dad's hunts before fleeing to Montana to become a wordsmithing outdoorswoman. When she’s not wrangling sentences together, she’s slinging mud and dust on a trail run or back casting where she probably shouldn’t be. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @hillllllyeah.

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New York Man Dies in Thanksgiving Hunting Accident

Conservation

New York Man Dies in Thanksgiving Hunting Accident

A Finger Lakes hunting trip that was supposed to be a fun start to Thanksgiving ended in tragedy for Zachary Barse, 28, of Gorham, New York. His hunting partner accidentally shot and killed him while Barse was tracking a deer, according to the Utica Observer-Dispatch. Kevin Hudson, 61, of Clifton...
Deer Fart Almost Ruins Hunt for Potential Oklahoma Record Buck

Whitetail

Deer Fart Almost Ruins Hunt for Potential Oklahoma Record Buck

Zach Meadows spent most of November 3 trying hard to slow his heart rate and keep his hands from shaking. The typical whitetail buck of a lifetime was marching around right near him, and while he wasn’t quite within arrow range yet, the deer was getting ready to spar with a nontypical of similar...
What an American Hunter Learned from a Scottish Red Deer Cull

Wildlife Management

What an American Hunter Learned from a Scottish Red Deer Cull

Jess Johnson touched down in Edinburgh at 1 a.m. on September 28, just in time for a hunt that was scheduled to start five hours later—on the other side of Scotland. Sleep wasn’t much of an option even if Jess had more time. She’d just spent five days in Hungary speaking about wolf policy in the...
Why Do Female Deer Sometimes Grow Antlers?

Wildlife Management

Why Do Female Deer Sometimes Grow Antlers?

We’d been sitting in the aspen stand for hours, glassing the same distant seam of sagebrush-pine transition, waiting for a group of whitetails to creep out into the open. As the light began to fade, three slowly appeared from behind the trees: one yearling; one young, skinny doe; and one small deer...
Missouri Poachers Lose Hunting Privileges for Idaho Killing Spree

Wildlife Management

Missouri Poachers Lose Hunting Privileges for Idaho Killing Spree

What started with one dead Idaho pronghorn in 2019 turned into a multi-year, multi-state investigation that eventually sentenced three Missouri poachers for killing 12 animals of seven different species. According to a press release from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Sept. 30, 202...
Urban Angling Addresses Inner City Food Insecurity

Fishing

Urban Angling Addresses Inner City Food Insecurity

When you hear the words “fishing for your dinner,” what image comes to mind? Do you picture a middle-aged guy with a spin rod hauling a small panfish out of a woodland lake, gutting it, skewering it on a sharp stick, and cooking it over a campfire? Perhaps you have a more modern scene in mind...
Crisis in the Chugach: 3 Sheep Hunters Caught in Avalanche

Big Game

Crisis in the Chugach: 3 Sheep Hunters Caught in Avalanche

Three hunters were pursuing Dall sheep in the Chugach Mountains of south-central Alaska on Wednesday, Oct. 6 when they got caught in an avalanche. The Alaska State Troopers said in an online statement that two of the hunters were injured in the slide they likely triggered. The hunters sent a...
'Shaman' Accused of Starting Wildfire From Boiling Bear Urine

Public Lands & Waters

'Shaman' Accused of Starting Wildfire From Boiling Bear Urine

At one point or another, the survivalist in each of us has probably contemplated how extreme a wilderness situation would need to be for us to drink urine. We even wrote an article about it. Whether it be our own, someone else’s, or that of an animal, drinking piss seems to be a pretty standard...
Missing Bowhunter's Remains Found After 53 Years

Big Game

Missing Bowhunter's Remains Found After 53 Years

On the morning of Sept. 7, 1968, best friends Raymond Jones and Ralph Pehrson left their hunting camp to pursue some mule deer they saw near Hayden Creek in Lemhi County, Idaho. After following the deer up a hill, Jones decided to switch gears and gain more altitude to chase mountain goats instead...
Bowhunter Accidentally Killed by Fellow Elk Hunter in Colorado

Big Game

Bowhunter Accidentally Killed by Fellow Elk Hunter in Colorado

A lone bowhunter was shot and killed by a black powder rifle hunter near the Kilpacker trailhead in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. A search party spent 10 hours looking for Houston resident Gregory Gabrisch, 31, who fell victim to what is being called an accidental...