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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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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...
'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...
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...
'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...
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...
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...