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Fact Checker: Are There Dinosaur Fossils on the Moon?

Anthropology

Fact Checker: Are There Dinosaur Fossils on the Moon?

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: 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...
Get a COVID Vaccine, Win a Free Gun

Firearms

Get a COVID Vaccine, Win a Free Gun

As of today, about 136 million Americans (41.5% of the population) are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To encourage more to get the poke, 18 states have rolled out incentive programs for vaccinated residents. Although Ohio dominated national headlines with its $1 million lottery, it’s hardly the...
Video: Black Bear Steals Candy from Gas Station

Wildlife Management

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...
3 Illinois Anglers Killed in Unexplained Explosion

Freshwater

3 Illinois Anglers Killed in Unexplained Explosion

Earlier this month, three men fishing near Starved Rock State Park, Illinois, died in a mysterious blast. Authorities identified the anglers as brothers Inmer and Rafael Rivera Tejada, 39 and 36, and their nephew Guillermo Rivera Tejada, 26, all of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. “A day that...
Video: Wolf Pup Howls for First Time

Predators

Video: Wolf Pup Howls for First Time

We’ve given a lot of coverage lately to how destructive wolves are. From Idaho passing a bill that aims to knock back up to 90% of the state’s pack, to mountain lion populations in Wyoming dropping 48% thanks to unprecedented predation by wolves, to Wisconsin accidentally killing twice their wolf...
Why Do Some Turkeys Have Multiple Beards?

Turkey

Why Do Some Turkeys Have Multiple Beards?

When scoring a turkey, the most substantial multiplier is beard length. That’s why when you look at the record books for “biggest” toms, you’ll find gobblers with multiple beards at the top of the list. While most male turks only carry a single beard, extraordinary specimens can reach double digits...
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...