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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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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...
MeatEater's Land Access Initiative Wants Your Public Access Ideas

Conservation

MeatEater's Land Access Initiative Wants Your Public Access Ideas

If you’re new to hunting and fishing, the number one issue you’ll run into is this: Where do you go? Finding a spot is often among the hardest factors. If you’ve been hunting and fishing for decades, you’ve seen access come and go, and chances are, if you could only do one thing for the outdoors, it...
We’re Auctioning Off Das Boat for MeatEater’s Land Access Initiative!

Public Lands & Waters

We’re Auctioning Off Das Boat for MeatEater’s Land Access Initiative!

What hunter or angler doesn’t want more access to good-quality hunting and fishing? Finding great places to fish, hunt, and camp is one of our biggest challenges, and the problem is only getting worse. Every day we lose more ground to development or through folks making ground off limits that was...
Cal’s Week in Review: In the Field

Conservation

Cal’s Week in Review: In the Field

From elk hunting on the vast Zumwalt Prairie Preserve to noodling for catfish in Tennessee, MeatEater’s Director of Conservation Ryan “Cal” Callaghan is known to have some interesting weeks. He’s taking his Cal’s Week in Review podcast into the field for this new series. watch the videos below and...