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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.

Recent Posts

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...
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...