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Video: .50 Cal. Rifle Explodes in Shooter’s Face

Firearms

Video: .50 Cal. Rifle Explodes in Shooter’s Face

I’m pretty diligent about wearing ear protection at the gun range, but, admittedly, my eyes aren’t always covered. This video changed that. In this clip via from Kentucky Ballistics, a .50-caliber rifle explodes from an “extra, extra hot round” in the face of Scott DeShields, Jr. Among his list of...
South Dakota Man Dies in Turkey Bowhunting Accident

Turkey

South Dakota Man Dies in Turkey Bowhunting Accident

On April 16 at 8:48 a.m., authorities received a call to a field near White, South Dakota, for a bowhunting accident. Mark Steinborn, 62, was shot with an arrow while turkey hunting according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office. Emergency personnel attempted life saving measures at the scene...
Fact Checker: Is it Bad to Pull Morels Instead of Pinching Them?

Foraging

Fact Checker: Is it Bad to Pull Morels Instead of Pinching Them?

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 factchecker...
Video: Angler Finds Giant Mule Deer Dead in River

Big Game

Video: Angler Finds Giant Mule Deer Dead in River

Matt Keller, founder of Old Hat Outdoors, mostly posts videos of ice fishing and fly fishing this time of year. Last week was an exception. “My intent was to film a sweet brown trout video,” Keller said. “That didn’t happen. In fact, the fishing sucked.” Rather than a big brown, Keller found a giant...
New York Man Arrested for Trying to Blow Up Deer Camp

Public Lands & Waters

New York Man Arrested for Trying to Blow Up Deer Camp

Irving J. Talavera Jr. of Rotterdam, New York, was arrested for second-degree attempted arson on March 21. The felony charge stems from Talavera’s alleged attempt to blow up a hunting camp and its occupants in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York. According to statements filed in the case, the 4...
Video: Black Bear and Feral Hog Fight to the Death

Big Game

Video: Black Bear and Feral Hog Fight to the Death

“Welcome to the mountains, boys,” said Philip Talbot, of Satsuma, AL, as he watched a black bear tighten its grip on a feral hog’s neck. The scene took place in Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, TN. Talbot spent five hours looking for wildlife in the park on Tuesday, but the...
College Angler Killed During Fishing Tournament

Bass

College Angler Killed During Fishing Tournament

A South Carolina community mourns the loss of 18-year-old Jack Hunt today. Hunt was a freshman at Erskine College where he competed on the intercollegiate bass fishing team. According to local reports, Hunt was killed when his boat struck a piece of debris, which then struck Hunt. Hunt was traveling...
3 Men Cited for Poaching 34-Point Buck

Whitetail

3 Men Cited for Poaching 34-Point Buck

Wardens recently concluded a three-month investigation centered around a 34-point whitetail that was poached this fall in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Alex Laffey, Dion Laffey, and Eugene Heisler, all from Eau Claire, have been charged with multiple wildlife violations. According to Wisconsin...
Best Hunting Gimmicks Ever: Seasoned Shotgun Shells

Waterfowl

Best Hunting Gimmicks Ever: Seasoned Shotgun Shells

A common angling refrain holds that some lures are better designed to catch fishermen than fish. Hunters are no less guilty. In this series, I’m going to highlight the greatest hunting gimmicks of all time. Some might make you feel nostalgic. Others might make you nauseous. My hope is that all of...
Video: Morning Show Fishing Segment Goes Terribly Wrong

Freshwater

Video: Morning Show Fishing Segment Goes Terribly Wrong

Here’s a reminder of why Cal’s Week in Review is the best news source for all things hunting, fishing, and conservation. This 2011 clip from Australia’s Today Show starts off fairly pedestrian. After an uncomfortable introduction and the kind of edgy innuendo you expect from a morning show, “shark...