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How an Elk Poacher Nearly Murdered Me

Wildlife Management

How an Elk Poacher Nearly Murdered Me

This audio is an excerpt from one of 16 harrowing tales featured in "MeatEater's Campfire Stories: Close Calls." In the audio book, you'll hear from seasoned hunters, anglers, and outdoor professionals who share their tales of perilous adventures in the natural world, from run-ins with black bears...
Introducing MeatEater's New Audio Book

Conservation

Introducing MeatEater's New Audio Book

MeatEater’s Campfire Stories: Close Calls is finally ready for your listening enjoyment. In here, you’ll find perhaps the greatest collection of outdoor stories that you’ve ever heard, all of them focused on the narrow misses and jaw-dropping surprises that make adventures live on long after you’ve...
Here's Your Chance to Win Rifles, Shotguns, and More

Public Lands & Waters

Here's Your Chance to Win Rifles, Shotguns, and More

Gaining access to private ground is tough no matter where you hunt. Here in Montana, many private landowners allow public access for hunting through the state’s Block Management Access program (BMA). By enrolling in BMA, landowners let folks like you and me hunt their property at no cost to the...
MeatEater Founder Steven Rinella Addresses R3 Op-Ed

Public Lands & Waters

MeatEater Founder Steven Rinella Addresses R3 Op-Ed

I recently caused quite a stir among our audience with an op-ed published to our website. The piece, titled “The Case Against Hunter Recruitment,” was written by my brother Matt Rinella. It focuses on Matt’s distrust with what is known in the hunting industry as R3. While it sounds like a droid from...
Excerpt from Steven Rinella’s “The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival”

Books & Literature

Excerpt from Steven Rinella’s “The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival”

This excerpt is from Steven Rinella’s “The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival.” You can preorder it online right now or find it in bookstores on December 1. A friend of mine used to work for a guiding company that ran extended mountain backpacking trips for high school students. Their...
Ask MeatEater: What Conservation Organizations Do You Recommend?

Public Lands & Waters

Ask MeatEater: What Conservation Organizations Do You Recommend?

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers (and if we don’t, we’ll make them up). Every day fellow MeatEaters send us more than 100 emails and direct messages. There’s a lot of excellent questions, and we have to think real hard or get real creative to answer them. So, we decided to publish a series...
Announcing The MeatEater Land Access Initiative!

Public Lands & Waters

Announcing The MeatEater Land Access Initiative!

We are here to give all Americans what they deserve: more places to hunt and fish. There are about 15 million acres of landlocked public land in the United States, places we all own but can’t get to. There thousands of miles of streams that we can’t get to or can’t legally wade. Here’s how we’re...
Rinella-Putelis 2020 Campaign Announced!

Public Lands & Waters

Rinella-Putelis 2020 Campaign Announced!

Fellow Americans, Wouldn’t it be great if a presidential candidate solely focused on hunting and fishing? If someone prioritized the hunting and fishing public and provided more outdoor opportunities and better habitat for wildlife? These are the real issues that matter to the sportsmen and women of...
Steven Rinella’s Statement on the reduction of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Public Lands & Waters

Steven Rinella’s Statement on the reduction of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Listen to Steven Rinella’s Statement on the reduction of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments below: document.createElement('audio'); https://wp.themeateater.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/steve-read.mp3 Learn more about Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase...
Roosevelt, Robber Barons, and the Continued Fight for Our Public Lands

Public Lands & Waters

Roosevelt, Robber Barons, and the Continued Fight for Our Public Lands

Last week, we all witnessed the beauty of democracy in a vivid way when Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz withdrew a piece of proposed legislation called H.R. 621. If passed, this bill would have instructed the Secretary of the Interior to begin disposing of your federally managed public-land hunting...