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Hunting

Join Us LIVE: Beers & Bull, Round 2

After weeks of social distancing, we’ve officially exhausted our spouses and children with incessant hunting and fishing talk. So in quarantine fashion, we’re hopping on a video call to shoot the bull with some folks from outside our own homes—and we want you to be there. Janis Putelis, Ryan...

Wild Turkey

MeatEater Mailbag: Favorite Turkey State and Fly Fishing Advantages

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers—and if we don’t, we’ll make ’em up. Every day fellow MeatEaters send us more than 100 emails and direct messages. Some are excellent questions, and we have to think really hard (or get really creative) to answer them. So, we decided to publish a series of our...

Wild Turkey

MeatEater Mailbag: Shock Gobbles and Circle Hooks

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers—and if we don’t, we’ll make ’em up. Every day fellow MeatEaters send us more than 100 emails and direct messages. Some are excellent questions, and we have to think really hard (or get really creative) to answer them. So, we decided to publish a series of our...

Elk

MeatEater Mailbag: Virgin Elk Hunters and Cooking Morels

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers—and if we don’t, we make ’em up. Every day fellow MeatEaters send us more than 100 emails and direct messages. Some are excellent questions, and we have to think real hard (or get real creative) to answer them. So, we decided to publish a series of our...

Hunting

Announcing the MeatEater 2020 Live Tour!

We are stoked to announce the MeatEater “Off the Air” 2020 Live Tour! Janis, Cal, and I are hitting the road in March and we aren’t done until June. We’ll be making 11 stops along the way, taking our brand-spickety-new show from California to Pennsylvania. What should audiences expect? Well, we’ll...

Coues Deer

Season 8, Episode 6 Gear: Borderland Bucks

In this episode, we head to Mexico to hunt the elusive Coues deer. These desert whitetails will test the skill of any seasoned hunter and require specific gear to get the job done. The rugged landscape makes for a great hunt, and the bounty of the land makes for great eats. Here’s the gear we used...

Wild Turkey

Season 8, Episode 5 Gear: Turkey Troubles

In this episode, I’m joined by Janis and two first time hunters, Maggie and Tracy. We tried our hand at springtime gobblers in Montana. As the thunderous sounds of gobbles echoed through the woods, Maggie and Tracy experienced the wave of emotions that’s so often felt by new hunters. Here is some of...

Big Game

The Worst Dick Moves a Hunter Can Make

According to the Urban Dictionary, a dick move is defined as “an action by one male to another male friend which violates understood social expectations, especially where the transgressor obtains a slight advantage in comparison with a relatively large inconvenience imposed upon the aggrieved party...

Wild Turkey

Turkey Hunting: Setups, Calling and Shooting

Creeping into the final stages of an approach on a turkey can be adrenaline filled. Controlled micro movements fill space and time, walking with the delicacy of treading on rice paper. It’s time to think about a few things as you close distance, initiate calling and set up for the moment you send...

Wild Turkey

How to Locate Turkeys

Preseason scouting is the best way to locate a gobbler. You wouldn’t walk into the woods the first morning of deer season and expect to be successful, so don’t do it with turkeys. You’ll have no idea whether the area has a healthy population of turkeys. Time spent scouting will give you knowledge...