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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...
The Best Colleges for Hunters

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The Best Colleges for Hunters

In a previous article, we talked about the best colleges to attend if you’re an angler. I wrote that I’d burn every sick day available to be on the water for a good bite, and that it probably made me a worse student. I can confidently say, though, that if I’d gone to a college like Boise State or...
Fact Checker: Should You Drink Urine in a Survival Situation?

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Fact Checker: Should You Drink Urine in a Survival Situation?

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...
Report: Russian Man Paralyzed by Bear, Cached in Den for a Month

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Report: Russian Man Paralyzed by Bear, Cached in Den for a Month

Videos of a zombie-like man in a hospital bed emerged out of Russia early this morning. Reports indicate that the man was paralyzed by a brown bear, cached in a den and left there for a month. As if those details aren’t dramatic enough, the man survived by drinking his own urine until being...