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Ryan Callaghan

Ryan Callaghan

Ryan "Cal" Callaghan is MeatEater's Director of Conservation and a national board member of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. Cal has been a passionate member of the outdoor community, having grown up hunting and fishing, guiding, and playing in the West.

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Ep. 165: Trash, Poop, and Politics

Cal's Week In Review

Ep. 165: Trash, Poop, and Politics

This week, Cal talks about bad gun legislation, banned plastics, and Happy the elephant. Connect with Cal and MeatEater Cal on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop Cal's Week in Review Merch
Ep. 164: Legislation, Regulation, and Ugly Fish

Cal's Week In Review

Ep. 164: Legislation, Regulation, and Ugly Fish

This week Cal talks about poaching rings, RAWA, turkey trends, and so much more. Connect with Cal and MeatEater Cal on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop Cal's Week in Review Merch
Ep. 163: Ancient BBQ Joints, Poop Parasites, and Conservations Wins

Cal's Week In Review

Ep. 163: Ancient BBQ Joints, Poop Parasites, and Conservations Wins

This week, Cal talks about hunting pits supply the original bbq pit: Stonehenge, public land access expansion, mushrooms, and so much more. Connect with Cal and MeatEater Cal on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop Cal's Week in Review Merch
Ep. 162: Mexican Wolves and Your Landlocked Lands

Cal's Week In Review

Ep. 162: Mexican Wolves and Your Landlocked Lands

Cal talks about Mexican wolves, public land in Georgia, unlocking the landlocked, and so much more. Click here for the BLM Landlocked Land Nomination portal. Connect with Cal and MeatEater Cal on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop Cal's Week in Review...
Cal’s Poaching Desk: Celebrity Poachers and Turtle Bootleggers

Wildlife Management

Cal’s Poaching Desk: Celebrity Poachers and Turtle Bootleggers

Poachers, smugglers, and other fish and game felons steal our shared natural resources, and “Cal’s Poaching Desk” is here with all the sordid details. For more stories of wildlife wrongdoing, be sure to tune in to “Cal’s Week in Review.” New episodes drop every Sunday. This month, not even...
Ep. 161: Politics, Poachers, and Upom

Cal's Week In Review

Ep. 161: Politics, Poachers, and Upom

This week, Cal talks about river otters, wandering turtles, poaching, politics, and so much more. Connect with Cal and MeatEater Cal on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop Cal's Week in Review Merch
Ep. 160: Italy On the Brink of a Cured Meat Pandemic, Legislation, BHA Rendezvous, and More

Cal's Week In Review

Ep. 160: Italy On the Brink of a Cured Meat Pandemic, Legislation, BHA Rendezvous, and More

This week, Cal talks feral cats, feral pigs, stripers, drone angling, and so much more. Connect with Cal and MeatEater Cal on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop Cal's Week in Review Merch
Ep. 159: Capitol Fox, California Lions, and Watch What You Buy On Facebook

Cal's Week In Review

Ep. 159: Capitol Fox, California Lions, and Watch What You Buy On Facebook

This week Cal talks about a fox on the rampage in Washington, roast-turkey-flavored latex paint, sunken Fords, and so much more. Connect with Cal and MeatEater Cal on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop Cal's Week in Review Merch
New Study Claims Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers Not Extinct

Wildlife Management

New Study Claims Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers Not Extinct

In October of last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared that 23 species of birds, mussels, bats, and fish had gone extinct. One of those species, the ivory-billed woodpecker, had been on the Endangered Species List since 1967 but hadn’t been officially seen since 1944. The key word here...
Ep. 158: The Difference Between a Big Cat and a Small Cat, HOUSES, and Walleye Spearing

Cal's Week In Review

Ep. 158: The Difference Between a Big Cat and a Small Cat, HOUSES, and Walleye Spearing

This week, Cal talks about dog diseases that transfer to cats after they run out of deer, SCOOM, HOUSES and other acronyms, and so much more. Connect with Cal and MeatEater Cal on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop Cal's Week in Review Merch