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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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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...
The Biggest Thing to Happen to Wildlife This Century

Wildlife Management

The Biggest Thing to Happen to Wildlife This Century

What would Glenn Harper do with a million dollars? To start, he would bring more pronghorn back to the Santa Ana Pueblo on the Tamaya Indian Reservation, where he works for the Department of Natural Resources. Pronghorn and pronghorn hunting have high cultural significance for the Santa Ana people...
Expert Female Hunters Discuss Clothing Kits and Gear

Big Game

Expert Female Hunters Discuss Clothing Kits and Gear

It should go without saying that the right clothes can make or break a hunt. On a mild early-season day, that means packing layers that go from the crisp temps of first light to sun-soaked late mornings. Fail to do this and you’ll shiver into misery within the first hour of the sit or lose your...
'Cajun Navy' Hunters and Anglers Come to the Rescue after Hurricane Ida

Conservation

'Cajun Navy' Hunters and Anglers Come to the Rescue after Hurricane Ida

Fresh water. Tarps. A simple loaf of bread. These were just a few of the many requests Cajun Navy Ground Forces founder Rob Gaudet fulfilled on Thursday night for citizens in need, four days after Hurricane Ida touched down near Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The Cajun Navy Ground Forces are currently...
What Changes to the Migratory Bird Act Mean for Hunters

Wildlife Management

What Changes to the Migratory Bird Act Mean for Hunters

If you ever visit Butte, Montana, take a spin past the Berkeley Pit. You might have heard of it, often in reference to waterfowl. The inactive open-pit copper mine is a mile wide, 900 feet deep, and holds a lake with tens of billions of gallons of contaminated groundwater. The pH level of the water...
Photos: Montanan Breaks Bowfishing World Record for Paddlefish

Freshwater

Photos: Montanan Breaks Bowfishing World Record for Paddlefish

The American paddlefish as we know it today was swimming alongside other dinosaurs 125 million years ago. It’s easy to imagine how their absurdly long snouts and strange array of fins would have blended in seamlessly with other wacky prehistoric creatures. Even though paddlefish have been around for...
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...