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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 and kickstarting her own metamorphosis into 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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67-Point “Butcher Buck” is Second Biggest in Bowhunting History

Whitetail

67-Point “Butcher Buck” is Second Biggest in Bowhunting History

If the words “Butcher Buck” don’t mean anything to you, it’s damn time they do. Kansas bowhunter Brian Butcher couldn’t believe his eyes when a monster whitetail snuck into sight in the eastern part of the state on October 10, 2019. He had never seen an animal quite like this one before—and neither...
How the MAPLand Act Could Change Hunting

Public Lands & Waters

How the MAPLand Act Could Change Hunting

While we’ve all heard about public lands scofflaws who knowingly trespass, poach, or drive their ATVs where they shouldn’t, most public land hunters pride themselves on being stewardship-minded citizens who follow rules and stay in bounds. But in order to do so, they must slog through the arduous...
National Park Sued for Starving 152 Elk to Death

Wildlife Management

National Park Sued for Starving 152 Elk to Death

On July 5, a few Tule elk in Point Reyes National Seashore got lunch and a show—of good faith, that is. As the elk grazed the drought-stricken grounds of the Northern California park, they watched dozens of protestors march by on the road. The leaders, clad in orange inmate jumpsuits and decorative...
Spearfisherman Survives Bloody Battle with Great White

Saltwater

Spearfisherman Survives Bloody Battle with Great White

Warning this article contains graphic images. Hunting and fishing often come with the lurking threat of a predator encounter. Many hunters might argue that the thrill of a secondary position on the food chain supplements the thrill of chase, and some of the wildest hunting stories have nothing to do...
What’s Killing Swarms of Mid-Atlantic Songbirds?

Wildlife Management

What’s Killing Swarms of Mid-Atlantic Songbirds?

Thousands of diseased songbirds have been dropping dead from Appalachia to the Midwest for almost three months now. Apart from a few under-developed hypotheses, biologists remain mostly stumped as to why. Many hunters are concerned the ailment could spread to waterfowl or upland birds. The...