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Video: Elk Violently Dies Falling off Waterfall

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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?

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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: Kayaker Saves Moose Calf From Drowning

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

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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...
Video: Black Bear and Feral Hog Fight to the Death

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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...
Fact Checker: Did Cam Hanes Shoot a Caribou-Elk Hybrid?

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Fact Checker: Did Cam Hanes Shoot a Caribou-Elk Hybrid?

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...
Elk Hunter Gored to Death by Wounded Bull

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Elk Hunter Gored to Death by Wounded Bull

A 66-year-old elk hunter in Oregon is dead after getting attacked by a bull he wounded with his bow. Mark David, who was archery hunting on private ground in northwest Oregon, arrowed a bull on Saturday evening. He was unable to recover the elk that night but returned with the landowner the...
Fact Checker: Does Gutting Deer Make Your Farts Smell Like Guts?

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Fact Checker: Does Gutting Deer Make Your Farts Smell Like Guts?

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...
Is This the New Texas State Record Mule Deer?

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Is This the New Texas State Record Mule Deer?

A few weeks ago, we told you about the potential new world record whitetail killed by a teen in Oklahoma. Now, it’s rumored another record was broken by their neighbors to the south. Greg Simons of San Angelo, Texas, shot a mule deer last week that seems likely to break the Texas non-typical record...
How to Clean Elk Ivories

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How to Clean Elk Ivories

Regularly referred to as whistlers or buglers, the eyeteeth of elk are actually vestigial tusks—a throwback to their ancient ancestors. Cervids of old would use these tusks to battle during the rut and defend themselves against predators, but as evolution selected for bigger antlers, those canines...