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Maggie Hudlow

Maggie Hudlow

Maggie Hudlow is an assistant editor for MeatEater who has studied English writing and culinary arts. She’s a Wyoming woman, lifelong fly-fisher, and aspiring hunter. She has high hopes to fill the freezer and develop some topnotch recipes this year.

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Nebraska Teacher Killed in Tragic Deer Hunting Accident

Hunting

Nebraska Teacher Killed in Tragic Deer Hunting Accident

Tragedy struck Pawnee County, Nebraska, earlier this week. On November 13, Kade Reiman was fatally shot in a hunting accident. The 23-year-old was hunting south of Lewiston around sunset when his hunting partner fired a shot at a running doe. The bullet struck Reiman instead. When emergency services...
Video: Owl Lands in Tree with Bowhunter

Conservation

Video: Owl Lands in Tree with Bowhunter

Hunter Lindsey was hanging in a treestand in Kentucky when he was joined by an unexpected guest. "I had a coyote coming in that I wanted to shoot, but a small buck stepped out in the trail further down from me," Lindsey told MeatEater. "He started to turn around so I started to mouse squeak, hoping...
Video: Mountain Lion Attacks Deer Decoy

Wildlife Management

Video: Mountain Lion Attacks Deer Decoy

Decoys can be a fickle hunting tool. When they’re misplaced or look a bit too motionless, you're more likely to raise suspicion and spook your intended target than notch a tag. The mountain lion in this video didn't seem at all deterred by that lack of life in this decoy. Cats are well known for...
Photos: This Buck Might Crush the Indiana State Record

Whitetail

Photos: This Buck Might Crush the Indiana State Record

On November 4 at 6:40 p.m., Dustin Huff of Greensburg, Indiana, shot a caliber of whitetail that normally only occupies a hunter's dreams. The raw score of the behemoth buck is 212 inches. “It all happened within three minutes. From seeing him to when I shot him it was a three-minute thrill ride...
Pennsylvania Angler To Break 40-Year-Old Walleye Record

Fishing

Pennsylvania Angler To Break 40-Year-Old Walleye Record

On October 28, Rick Nicholson went fishing with his son on the Youghiogheny River. A typical outing for the residents of Connellsville, Pennsylvania, quickly became a once-in-a-lifetime experience when he hooked into a fish that broke the state's walleye record that stood for 41 years. Nicholson...
Video: Eagle Brings House Cat to Nest

Wildlife Management

Video: Eagle Brings House Cat to Nest

It's a cat-eat-bird world out there most days. Seriously, house cats are responsible for killing millions, some claim billions, of birds every year. But this eagle documented in Southwestern Florida turned the tables and scored one for the featherd fallen. The video shows one eagle bringing a feline...
Photos: Wildlife Officials Free Elk After Two Years of Tire-Hauling

Wildlife Management

Photos: Wildlife Officials Free Elk After Two Years of Tire-Hauling

On October 9, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials successfully removed a tire from the neck of a bull elk that had been toting the spare for over two years. A CPW officer first spotted the bull with a tire stuck around its neck in July 2019 while on a sheep count in the Mount Evans Wilderness...
Clay Newcomb's 8 Best Squirrel Hunting Tips

Small Game

Clay Newcomb's 8 Best Squirrel Hunting Tips

In Episode 5 of MeatEater Season 10, Steve, Janis, and Clay load up the mules and dogs for an Arkansas squirrel hunt. Here are some of Clay’s best tips and tricks to get squirrels from the woods, skinned, and into the crockpot, preferably served with dumplings. Find the Food, Find the Squirrels Clay...
Missouri Poachers Busted with 471 Squirrels

Wildlife Management

Missouri Poachers Busted with 471 Squirrels

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) agents Brad Hadley and Eric Long discovered a large group of non-residents in the Current River Conservation Area with an overlimit of squirrels in their possession. The group, comprised of 16 individuals, took 471 squirrels over two days. Missouri...
Sportsmen Rally to Preserve Duck Hunting in Florida

Waterfowl

Sportsmen Rally to Preserve Duck Hunting in Florida

Florida is home to 21.6 million people on 65,758 square miles of land. That’s a little over 400 people per square mile. With about 900 people moving into the Sunshine State every day, conflict over public land use is escalating. Residential development and sprawling retirement communities are...