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Sam Lungren

Sam Lungren

Sam Lungren is MeatEater's Fishing 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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What the Infrastructure Package Means for Hunters and Anglers

Public Lands & Waters

What the Infrastructure Package Means for Hunters and Anglers

A group of Republican and Democratic Senators reached an agreement last week to advance a trillion-dollar legislative package aimed at restoring the country’s roads, bridges, waterways, and public lands. The “Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” has won support from several...
Drunk Tourist Jailed for Bad Behavior in Yellowstone

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Drunk Tourist Jailed for Bad Behavior in Yellowstone

Regular readers are likely quite accustomed to headlines about people doing really stupid stuff around wild animals in Yellowstone National Park. In just the last two months, a woman was bluff charged by a sow grizzly after getting too close to its cubs, another man was smacked around by a bear...
Subsistence Board Responds to Alaska Public Land Hunting Closure Proposal

Public Lands & Waters

Subsistence Board Responds to Alaska Public Land Hunting Closure Proposal

On June 16, the Federal Subsistence Board discussed a contentious proposal that seeks to close nearly 60 million acres of federal public lands to any hunters who are not qualified for subsistence use. After three hours of debate, the board chose to delay their vote and defer any action on the...
Bar Room Banter: Alaska’s World Record Tsunami

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Bar Room Banter: Alaska’s World Record Tsunami

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, pour yourself a glass of something good, and take mental notes as we look at the tallest wave known to man. On July 9, 1958, at...
Lost Angler Found Alive After 17 Days in Wilderness

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Lost Angler Found Alive After 17 Days in Wilderness

Harry Burleigh’s wife, Stacy, reported him missing on May 7 after he didn’t return home from fishing in Oregon’s Umpqua National Forest the day prior, according to KOIN News. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office found Burleigh’s vehicle at the Twin Lakes trailhead on May 8 and began looking for him...
This Proposal Could Change Hunting in Alaska Forever

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This Proposal Could Change Hunting in Alaska Forever

Nearly 60 million acres of federal public lands in Alaska may close to non-resident and the vast majority of resident hunters if a new proposal is approved by the Federal Subsistence Board. The Northwest Arctic Subsistence Regional Advisory Council is seeking to limit harvest of caribou and moose in...
Will Oil Lease Sale for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Lead to Actual Drilling?

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Will Oil Lease Sale for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Lead to Actual Drilling?

On Jan. 6, 2021, the Department of the Interior will hold the first-ever sale for oil and natural gas leases within the boundaries of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—exactly two weeks before the new presidential administration begins. Many hunters and anglers are anxious to know whether oil...
Judge Ousts BLM Director Pendley; Conservationists Call for Retractions

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Judge Ousts BLM Director Pendley; Conservationists Call for Retractions

On Sept. 25 a federal judge said that William Perry Pendley, who has served as the acting director of the BLM for more than a year without Senate confirmation, must be removed from his post. Now some conservation groups are calling for the DOI to vacate decisions and regulations authorized by...
BLM Leadership Nomination Withdrawn, But William Perry Pendley Remains Acting Director

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BLM Leadership Nomination Withdrawn, But William Perry Pendley Remains Acting Director

President Trump has withdrawn the nomination of William Perry Pendley to lead the Bureau of Land Management. The highly controversial former oil and mining industry lawyer, who publicly called for the outright sale of federal public lands, has drawn anger from public land users and advocates across...
President Trump Signs the Great American Outdoors Act into Law

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President Trump Signs the Great American Outdoors Act into Law

With a stroke of his pen, President Donald Trump handed the conservation community one of their greatest achievements in recent memory. The Great American Outdoors Act became law on Tuesday, August 4, ending a decade-long battle to reauthorize and fully and permanently fund the Land and Water...