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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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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...
Missouri Poachers Busted with 471 Squirrels

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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...
Mother Punches Mountain Lion to Save Son

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Mother Punches Mountain Lion to Save Son

At 10:45 a.m. on Aug 26, a mountain lion attacked a 5-year-old boy in his front yard in Calabasas, California. The cat dragged the boy about 45 yards before his mother heard a cry for help. “The commotion caused by the attack and the boy’s screaming alerted the mom who was inside. She ran outside...
Why Coyotes are Attacking People in Vancouver

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Why Coyotes are Attacking People in Vancouver

Stanley Park is a 1,000-acre oasis of nature in the heart of Canada’s third largest city, boasting miles of trails, beaches, landmarks, and scenic views. According to the Vancouver park’s website, it offers “a wide range of unforgettable experiences for all ages and interests.” Recently, the most...
Wyoming Guide Charged with 19 Poaching Violations

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Wyoming Guide Charged with 19 Poaching Violations

Melanie Peterson of Merna, Wyoming, is facing 19 misdemeanor charges for hunting violations. The charges include seven counts of taking game without a license or during a closed season, two counts of taking a furbearing animal without a license, and two counts of guiding without a license. Peterson...
Alberta Woman Killed by Black Bear While Planting Trees

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Alberta Woman Killed by Black Bear While Planting Trees

On July 31, a woman was fatally mauled by a black bear about 140 miles northwest of Edmonton, Alberta. The bear attacked the 26-year-old around 3 p.m. while she was working in the remote Swan Hills area, which she had accessed by helicopter to plant trees. "Some effort was put in to try to scare the...
12 States Suffering Massive Fish Die-Offs

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12 States Suffering Massive Fish Die-Offs

This article comes from the Bent Fishing Podcast’s “Fish News” segment, where hosts Joe Cermele and Miles Nolte go head-to-head to find and report the most interesting and amusing fishy stories across sources far and wide—from respected scientific journals to trashy tabloids. We all know that 202...
Woman Killed by Grizzly in City Limits

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Woman Killed by Grizzly in City Limits

Leah Lokan, 65, was ripped from her tent and killed by a grizzly bear while camping in Ovando, Montana, on Tuesday, July 6. Lokan, a resident of Chico, California, was camping near the post office on Main Street in the midst of a cross-country bike tour. Ovando, a town of less than 100 people...
Minnesota Man Sentenced to Prison for Poaching Giant Black Bear

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Minnesota Man Sentenced to Prison for Poaching Giant Black Bear

In September 2019, Brett Stimac poached a 700-pound black bear on the Red Lake Reservation in northwestern Minnesota. As if this crime wasn’t bad enough, Stimac, 41, couldn’t figure out how to move the massive carcass. In a lazy attempt to claim his “trophy,” he sawed off the head and allowed all of...
Pair of Bald Eagles Kill 54 Sheep on Idaho Ranch

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Pair of Bald Eagles Kill 54 Sheep on Idaho Ranch

A pair of bald eagles are attacking a flock of sheep near Murtagh Lake, Idaho. The birds have managed to kill 54 animals so far. Rocky Matthews, owner of the farm, began finding dead lambs in April. He assumed someone had killed them with a pellet gun because of the small puncture wounds on their...