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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 pronghorn in Idaho in 2019 turned into a multi-year, multi-state investigation that eventually sentenced three Missouri poachers for killing seven different species and a total of 12 animals. According to a press release from the Idaho Fish and Game on Sept. 30, 202...
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...
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...
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...