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Video: Wolf Pup Howls for First Time

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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...
Photos: Mountain Lion and Cubs Raid Turkey Coop

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Photos: Mountain Lion and Cubs Raid Turkey Coop

James Young successfully raised his first flock of domestic turkeys last year at his home in Los Gatos, California. Earlier this April, he started the journey towards rearing flock number two. His plan was to butcher the first bird in October—it would be their Thanksgiving meal. But the night before...
Fact Checker: Did Wolves Kill an Entire Russian Bridal Party in 1911?

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Fact Checker: Did Wolves Kill an Entire Russian Bridal Party in 1911?

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...
Video: Jogger Stops Mountain Lion Attack with Bear Spray

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Video: Jogger Stops Mountain Lion Attack with Bear Spray

This jogger proved bear spray isn’t just for bears. Donny Stone, an Alberta resident, was on a run in 2015 when he encountered two cougars on the trail. The excitement of spotting his first mountain lions quickly turned to fear as the big cats approached from behind. “I was expecting quite honestly...
Fact Checker: Are Menstruating Women More Likely to Get Attacked by Bears?

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Fact Checker: Are Menstruating Women More Likely to Get Attacked by Bears?

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...
Bar Room Banter: Three Toes, The West’s Most Notorious Livestock Killer

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Bar Room Banter: Three Toes, The West’s Most Notorious Livestock Killer

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, pour yourself a glass of something good, and take mental notes as we look at Three Toes the livestock slaying wolf. South Dakota...
Fact Checker: Was There a Ceasefire During WWI to Hunt Wolves?

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Fact Checker: Was There a Ceasefire During WWI to Hunt Wolves?

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...
Mom Saves Son From Cougar Attack in Backyard

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Mom Saves Son From Cougar Attack in Backyard

A calm Friday afternoon turned hectic last week for 7-year-old Zach Bromley, who was attacked by a mountain lion in his backyard. Chelsea Lockhart, the boy’s mother, was inside their Vancouver Island home when she heard the commotion of the cougar trying to break through their fence. “In that moment...