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Photos: Is this 50-Point Buck the New World Record Whitetail?

Whitetail

Photos: Is this 50-Point Buck the New World Record Whitetail?

Whenever pictures of dead megabucks circulate social media, commenters are always quick to ask: “Was it a high fence deer?” It happened when Guner Womack killed one of the most perfectly symmetrical whitetails in Oklahoma’s history, and again when Jason Kline found the deadhead of one of the biggest...
Ep. 454: Rut FreshRadio 9/15/21 - The September Shift

Wired To Hunt

Ep. 454: Rut FreshRadio 9/15/21 - The September Shift

This is 2021's third episode of Rut Fresh Radio! In each show, Spencer interviews hunters across the country to get the latest intel on whitetail buck movement. This week he talks to whitetailers from Kentucky, North Dakota, Virginia, and Wyoming. They discuss trends like weather patterns, moon...
Ep. 451: Rut Fresh Radio 9/8/21 - Four Dead Bucks

Wired To Hunt

Ep. 451: Rut Fresh Radio 9/8/21 - Four Dead Bucks

This is 2021's second episode of Rut Fresh Radio! In each show, Spencer interviews hunters across the country to get the latest intel on whitetail buck movement. They discuss trends like weather patterns, moon phases, crop status, hunting pressure, sign making, and more. Connect with Mark Kenyon and...
Ep. 448: Rut Fresh Radio 9/1/21

Wired To Hunt

Ep. 448: Rut Fresh Radio 9/1/21

Today on the show, Rut Fresh returns for its sixth season! In each episode, Spencer interviews hunters across the country to get the latest intel on whitetail buck movement. They discuss trends like weather patterns, moon phases, crop status, hunting pressure, sign making, and more. Connect with...
Bar Room Banter: The Old Man of Crater Lake

Public Lands & Waters

Bar Room Banter: The Old Man of Crater Lake

Crater Lake, as we discussed on episode 285 of the MeatEater Podcast, is the deepest waterbody in America. It was formed 8,000 years ago when the Mount Mazama volcano collapsed in on itself. Still, that’s not even the most interesting thing about the lake. That title belongs to The Old Man of the...
America’s Worst Deer Hunting Law Could Change Next Week

Whitetail

America’s Worst Deer Hunting Law Could Change Next Week

Ragging on deer management in New York is nothing new for us—last year we declared Staten Island’s deer vasectomy experiment “America’s most ineffective deer management program.” Next week, though, New York has a chance to redeem itself by doing away with what we’d consider the worst whitetail...
Video: Giant Bull Elk Try to Escape Wildfire

Wildlife Management

Video: Giant Bull Elk Try to Escape Wildfire

At nearly 67,000 acres, the Poverty Flats Fire in Eastern Montana is the state’s largest wildfire of the year so far. Amazingly, the sizable blaze hasn’t claimed any structures yet—but it’s certainly displacing wildlife. The most jarring example is a July 30 video taken by Chris Sharpe, a member of...
Video: River Otter and Snapping Turtle Fight to the Death

Wildlife Management

Video: River Otter and Snapping Turtle Fight to the Death

If the video doesn't play on site, follow this link. This week’s viral video comes from Wisconsin. The encounter reminds us of a recent video out of Tennessee where a black bear and feral hog fight to the death. And the cameraperson’s composure is rivaled only by the woman who captured a bald eagle...
Fact Checker: Was Meriwether Lewis Murdered?

Anthropology

Fact Checker: Was Meriwether Lewis Murdered?

Myths, lies and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bull, so we created this series to examine suspect yarns. If there’s a belief, rumor, or long-held assumption you’d like us to fact check, drop us a note at factchecker...
Video: Elk Violently Dies Falling off Waterfall

Big Game

Video: Elk Violently Dies Falling off Waterfall

As we saw in last week’s video of an eagle drowning a fawn, only nature can be this beautiful and cruel at the same time. In this vid, a hunter captures some incredible footage of a cow elk falling to its death in New Zealand. (Yes, there are Rocky Mountain elk in New Zealand—Teddy Roosevelt sent...