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Sam Lungren

Sam Lungren

Sam Lungren is MeatEater's Supervising Editor and a former freelance writer/photographer, commercial fisherman, and editor of BHA's Backcountry Journal. Though originally from Whidbey Island, Washington, he's been in Montana for almost a decade and probably isn't leaving—except during steelhead season. Send him an email sam@themeateater.com or follow him @samlungrenmedia.

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Choosing the Best Hunting Jacket

Hunting Gear

Choosing the Best Hunting Jacket

Along with hunting pants, jackets are the other cornerstone of a gear system. Your jacket does the most work to keep your core insulated. It can also provide important wind and moisture protection for your torso, as well as useful pockets for storing gear or un-numbing fingers. Some jackets are...
Gear We Love: Best Camping Tents

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Gear We Love: Best Camping Tents

Is it really camping without a tent? Yeah, there are those rare, glorious nights when the wind and weather permit us to sleep beneath the stars—but you’d be dumb to not have a shelter handy just in case. And the booming popularity of techy truck campers and tow-behind sleepers is great for those who...
Limited-Edition Line 1 Turkey Pot Call Now Available

Hunting Gear

Limited-Edition Line 1 Turkey Pot Call Now Available

My bear-defense revolver has a black walnut grip. My favorite fishing net has a black walnut handle and hoop. This coming turkey season, I can already tell my go-to pot call will be this beautiful, black walnut number known as the Phelps Line 1. This isn’t your average turkey call. While most are...
The Best Hunting Tripods for Glassing and Shooting

Hunting Gear

The Best Hunting Tripods for Glassing and Shooting

Most folks who hunt open country will have the epiphany someday: You aren’t really seeing without a tripod. You may be looking through your binoculars while they’re supported by your knees or shoulder tension, but at any sort of range you’ll skim right over a lot of semi-hidden animals as your...
Choosing The Best Hunting Pants

Hunting Gear

Choosing The Best Hunting Pants

More than any other single item of gear, your pants will make or break a hunting trip. If they’re too tight or too baggy, you can’t walk right. Too thin and you’re cold; no ventilation and you’re hot. A lot of hunters struggle for years to find the best hunting pants for their body shape and hunting...
Ask MeatEater: What Do You Carry in a Mountain Hunting Pack?

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Ask MeatEater: What Do You Carry in a Mountain Hunting Pack?

I’ve often been accused of carrying a lot of stuff going into the mountains for all-day or multi-day hunting adventures. But I’ve never once been accused of being unprepared. Every elk or mountain muley hunter exists on a spectrum of comfort—and associated pack weight—ranging from spartan to cushy...