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Video: Bald Eagle Drowns Whitetail Fawn

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Video: Bald Eagle Drowns Whitetail Fawn

This video comes to us from our good friend and MeatEater contributor Pat Durkin, who covered the story in 2017 for the Wisconsin State Journal. According to Durk, as we fondly call him, a woman captured this footage from her deck on Lake Noquebay in Marinette County, Wisconsin. The eagle flew away...
3 Men Cited for Poaching 34-Point Buck

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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: The Ground Grunt’r

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Best Hunting Gimmicks Ever: The Ground Grunt’r

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...
Photos: Record-Book Whitetail Found Dead in Ohio

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Photos: Record-Book Whitetail Found Dead in Ohio

Jason Kline has been hunting a once-in-a-lifetime whitetail in northwest Ohio for the last four seasons. That pursuit came to an end this weekend when Kline finally got his hands on the buck’s rack—but it wasn’t the conclusion he hoped for. Kline found the long-expired buck while shed hunting on...
Video: Whitetail Buck Fights Angus Bull

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Video: Whitetail Buck Fights Angus Bull

Hunter Weber of Buckley, Illinois, makes the rounds scouting for deer almost every day in November. Despite spending tons of time observing whitetails during the rut, he witnessed something last weekend that he’s never seen before. In an encounter that lasts just over a minute, a young whitetail...
Video: Zombie Deer with Unbelievable Wound Caught on Trail Camera

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Video: Zombie Deer with Unbelievable Wound Caught on Trail Camera

If the video doesn’t play, follow this link to YouTube to watch. Chris Evans, a whitetail hunter from Illinois, could hardly believe what his trail cameras captured last weekend. In an October 17th photo and October 18th video, a zombie-like deer with an enormous wound passes through his property...
Video: Rutting Buck Makes Crazy Vocalizations

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Video: Rutting Buck Makes Crazy Vocalizations

Most hunters probably learned how to make deer vocalizations from fellow hunters—and that’s a damn shame. To truly mimic a rutting whitetail, you want to listen to the real thing. “What I’m hearing is a series of vocalizations that are typically produced by bucks during the rut—that being a snort...
Video: The Greatest Whitetail Buck Fight of All Time

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Video: The Greatest Whitetail Buck Fight of All Time

Iowa. November. Two giant whitetail bucks. If this video doesn’t get you excited for the rut, then I’m not sure what will. It’s amazing this clip didn’t end with a broken neck—either from one of these deer falling down the bank or the hunter falling out of his stand.
The Dumbest Poacher of 2019

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The Dumbest Poacher of 2019

Earlier this month, Dugan Traversie entered a plea deal with prosecutors for his role in a poaching case that dates back to last fall. Traversie was ordered to pay $9,000 in restitution to Timber Lake Elk Ranch, one-year probation, and one year without hunting. Since the judgement by the U.S...
Fact Checker: Do Outdoor Stores Pay Big Money for Big Mounts?

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Fact Checker: Do Outdoor Stores Pay Big Money for Big Mounts?

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...