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Spencer Neuharth

Spencer Neuharth

Spencer Neuharth is the director of web content at MeatEater, producer of Wired to Hunt, and founder of Rut Fresh. His writing has been featured in over a dozen magazines, including Field & Stream, Petersen's Hunting, and Men's Journal. His work is a reflection of his roots as a whitetail hunter and training as a biologist.

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    Every Question From MeatEater Trivia VII

    Hunting

    Every Question From MeatEater Trivia VII

    This is MeatEater Trivia, the only game show where conservation always wins. If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s a bonus podcast we drop a few times a month on the MeatEater Podcast feed. This is trivia you’re not going to find in Trivial Pursuit or Jeopardy, because these questions are born...
    Video: Pigs Fight Off Black Bear Attack

    Predators

    Video: Pigs Fight Off Black Bear Attack

    Almost exactly one year ago, a video of a black bear and feral hog fighting to the death in Great Smoky Mountains National Park went viral. To no one’s surprise, the winner of that battle was the black bear. The ending of that video seemed like it was written by Nature Is Metal. This video has more...
    Every Question From MeatEater Trivia VI

    Hunting

    Every Question From MeatEater Trivia VI

    MeatEater Trivia is a bonus podcast we drop a few times a month on the MeatEater Podcast feed. This is trivia you’re not going to find in Trivial Pursuit or Jeopardy, because these questions are born out of our four departments: hunting, fishing, conservation, and cooking. I’m the show’s creator and...
    Video: Deer Carcass Completely Decomposes in 5 Days

    Whitetail

    Video: Deer Carcass Completely Decomposes in 5 Days

    “In nature nothing is wasted; everything is recycled.” The famous quote from scientist David Suzuki is on full display in this educational video. It only takes five days for the forest to turn this roadkilled fawn into a pile of bones. If the camera would have stayed there a bit longer, we would...
    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...
    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: 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...
    Fact Checker: Is this Photo of Elk Pulling a Wagon Real?

    Big Game

    Fact Checker: Is this Photo of Elk Pulling a Wagon Real?

    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: Bald Eagle Drowns Whitetail Fawn

    Whitetail

    Video: Bald Eagle Drowns Whitetail Fawn

    This video comes to us from our good friend and MeatEater contributor Pat Durkin, who covered the story in 2017 for the Wisconsin State Journal. According to Durk, as we fondly call him, a woman captured this footage from her deck on Lake Noquebay in Marinette County, Wisconsin. The eagle flew away...
    Video: Kayaker Saves Moose Calf From Drowning

    Big Game

    Video: Kayaker Saves Moose Calf From Drowning

    As we covered a few weeks ago, the first howl of a baby wolf can bring anyone joy. The distressed bleats of a drowning moose calf? That does the opposite. Luckily, off-duty Calgary firefighter Scott Linton and professional paddler Benny Clark were there to take action when the startled calf fell...