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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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Meditations and Mantras from a First Hunting Season and Kill

Hunting

Meditations and Mantras from a First Hunting Season and Kill

We were posted up on a hillside during what seemed like a lull in the morning, glassing and wondering where that big buck we saw at first light had wandered. I turned to Katie Hill, asking some extraneous question to occupy my agitated thoughts when suddenly she yanked the hood of my jacket towards...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Colorado Woman Killed by Black Bear While Walking Dogs

Black Bear

Colorado Woman Killed by Black Bear While Walking Dogs

Laney Malavolta was found dead north of Durango, Colorado, on April 30 in a wooded area near U.S. Highway 550. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the La Plata County Coroner’s Office confirmed Tuesday that Malavolta’s death was the result of a black bear attack. According to a press release by CPW, 3...
Angler Killed by Grizzly in First Attack of 2021

Predators

Angler Killed by Grizzly in First Attack of 2021

Carl Mock was enjoying a day of spring fishing on the Madison River north of West Yellowstone, Montana, on Thursday, April 15 when he was mauled by a big, boar grizzly bear. The 40-year-old resident of West Yellowstone managed to call 911 despite suffering significant scalp and facial wounds...
Official Scorers Confirm New West Virginia Whitetail Record

Whitetail

Official Scorers Confirm New West Virginia Whitetail Record

Jody Dalton killed a massive whitetail with his bow in Wyoming County, West Virginia, on Nov. 6, 2020. He speculated it would beat the current state record of 188 ⅞ inches but needed to wait 60 days to get an official score. On Jan. 13, 2021, official scorers measured the buck at West Virginia...