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Video: Giant Bull Elk Try to Escape Wildfire

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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

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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...
Video: Black Bear Steals Candy from Gas Station

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Video: Black Bear Steals Candy from Gas Station

California has a weird relationship with its big predators. From their pattern of poisoning mountain lions on golf courses to their effort to ban black bear hunting—you never know what’s going to come out of the Golden State. This footage from last fall might take the Little Debbie, though. In not...
Kansas Man Faces Jail Time for Poaching 60 Deer

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Kansas Man Faces Jail Time for Poaching 60 Deer

John Blick Jr. of Sharon, Kansas, has been sentenced to 14 months in prison and ordered to pay $327,641 in restitution for poaching 60 whitetail and mule deer. The bust is the result of a multi-year investigation leading to a 139-count indictment. Additionally, the 28-year-old will lose hunting...
Video: Game Warden Shoots Family’s Pet Deer

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Video: Game Warden Shoots Family’s Pet Deer

On December 19, 2016, Kim Mcgaughey of western Kansas was issued a citation for “unlawful possession of wildlife without a permit.” The ticket was for keeping a mule deer doe as a pet after it showed up at their rural home as a fawn two years prior. The family named it Faline and quickly developed...
Fact Checker: Will a Mother Bird Abandon Her Baby If You Touch It?

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Fact Checker: Will a Mother Bird Abandon Her Baby If You Touch It?

Myths, lies and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bullsh*t, 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...
Ask a Warden: What Bag Limit do People Most Often Exceed?

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Ask a Warden: What Bag Limit do People Most Often Exceed?

In our series Ask a Warden, we interview officers from across the country to learn about their role in protecting our game, fish, public lands, and other resources. In this edition, we asked officers from West Virginia, Minnesota, and Arizona what bag limit is most often exceeded. When a shared...
Ask a Warden: What Guns Do You Carry?

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Ask a Warden: What Guns Do You Carry?

In our series Ask a Warden, we interview officers from across the country to learn about their role in protecting our game, fish, public lands, and other resources. In this edition, we asked officers from South Dakota, Texas, and Colorado what guns they carry. Conservation officers have a unique job...
Ask a Warden: What’s the Highest Scoring Animal You’ve Confiscated?

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Ask a Warden: What’s the Highest Scoring Animal You’ve Confiscated?

In our series Ask a Warden, we interview officers from across the country to learn about their role in protecting our game, fish, public lands, and other resources. In this edition, we asked officers from Oklahoma, Alaska, Kentucky, and Wisconsin about the highest scoring animals that they’ve ever...
Ask a Warden: Have You Ever Written a Citation to a Friend?

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Ask a Warden: Have You Ever Written a Citation to a Friend?

In our series Ask a Warden, we interview officers from across the country to learn about their role in protecting our game, fish, public lands, and other resources. In this edition, we asked officers from West Virginia, Minnesota, Georgia, and Arizona if they’ve ever ticketed a friend or family...