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Morgan Mason

Morgan Mason

Morgan Mason has a rich history of chasing adventure on the wilder side of life with a camera in hand. The Kansas farm boy and Iraq veteran turned photojournalist has spent his time along the Flint Hills, peaks and rivers of Colorado, shorelines of Baja, and now honing skillsets in his backyard of Montana. You’ll typically find his bearded bird dog by his side.

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Roosted Birds and Favorite Decoy Setups: An Interview with Turkey Expert Will Primos

Turkey

Roosted Birds and Favorite Decoy Setups: An Interview with Turkey Expert Will Primos

If you like turkeys, you’ve probably heard the name Will Primos. This man has helped generations of hardcore hunters speak to toms. Primos is a legendary turkey killer who built a game call and decoy business around his name. Lucky for me, when I reached out to Will, a big storm was headed toward...
Evening Toms and Stalking Flocks: An Interview with Turkey Expert Seth Bynum

Turkey

Evening Toms and Stalking Flocks: An Interview with Turkey Expert Seth Bynum

You might know Dr. Seth Bynum from our Ask A Vet series. When Dr. Bynum isn’t working on dog reproduction medicine or upland hunting, he’s zeroing in on gobblers. The self-diagnosed turkey hunting addict has enough beards hanging in his garage to make any turkey hunter jealous. Nearly 20 years of...
MeatEater Cocktails: The Meathattan

Recipes

MeatEater Cocktails: The Meathattan

We’re stoked to introduce the MeatEater Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This stuff is damn good on its own (trust us, we know), but it can also create one hell of a mixed drink. We’ll be sharing some of our favorite recipes with you this fall. First up, we’ve got the Meathattan. We took this classic...
Sautéed Fiddleheads

Recipes

Sautéed Fiddleheads

On a recent trip to Alaska we hunted, fished and foraged. A bear was shot, sockeye salmon were caught, and nearly a bushel of fiddlehead shoots was picked. Each day we navigated up the river to access sloughs that bordered avalanche slides to glass for bears. Young subarctic ladyferns grew in...
Hardwater Exposure: A Beginner’s Look at Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing

Hardwater Exposure: A Beginner’s Look at Ice Fishing

The four-wheeler groaned and plowed, tossing snow into the air as we hauled into the enveloping dawn fog. The skin on my face and ears screamed during the ride across the lake, nerves lighting up the registry of pain. I’ve felt this pain before, working cattle in blowing Kansas snowstorms on the...
The MeatEater Crew’s Hunting and Fishing Superstitions

Hunting

The MeatEater Crew’s Hunting and Fishing Superstitions

Long hours in the field or on the water can lead your mind to interesting places. A positive mindset is always a helpful tool, but hard to achieve during trying times. Superstitious idiosyncrasies come about in these moments and are often self-crafted or handed down from hunting heroes or mentors...
The MeatEater Crew’s Hunting Heroes

Hunting

The MeatEater Crew’s Hunting Heroes

It’s likely that everyone who hunts or fishes has a hunting hero. It could be a grandfather, TV show host, sibling or an individual you had a fleeting encounter with. For most of the MeatEater crew, hunting heroes tend to be mentors who struck a chord with them. If you’ve never had a hunting mentor...
Last Chance Chukar

Chukar

Last Chance Chukar

Bodie’s brown nose scoured the snow-covered ground as he sprang through the sage and locked on point. Pinion circled the edge with a nose full of scent. Connor and I moved with all the hustle our raw feet would allow. This was our last chance to get a flush for the next eight months. Our sprint into...
Necessities for Your Upland Kit

Gear

Necessities for Your Upland Kit

A good upland gun dog kit should have a bit of everything: basic medical supplies, extra parts, tools, extra shells, extra gloves, and anything vital you might find yourself needing on a bird hunt. This preparation might save you hundreds of unnecessary dollars at a vet, or save your hunting trip...
Upland Hunting in 2018: Top States and Public Land Hot Spots

Pheasant

Upland Hunting in 2018: Top States and Public Land Hot Spots

Mid-fall is setting in across the country. The vibrant greens in the landscape are now turning to yellow, orange, and brown hues across the mountain west and midwestern prairies. It’s time to get your favorite gun dog out of the kennel and out into the field. What can upland hunters expect this year...