What the Infrastructure Package Means for Hunters and Anglers

Public Lands & Waters

What the Infrastructure Package Means for Hunters and Anglers

A group of Republican and Democratic Senators reached an agreement last week to advance a trillion-dollar legislative package aimed at restoring the country’s roads, bridges, waterways, and public lands. The “Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” has won support from several...
Sam Lungren Aug 3, 2021
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Video: Giant Bull Elk Try to Escape Wildfire

Wildlife Management

Video: Giant Bull Elk Try to Escape Wildfire

At nearly 67,000 acres, the Poverty Flats Fire in Eastern Montana is the state’s largest wildfire of the year so far. Amazingly, the sizable blaze hasn’t claimed any structures yet—but it’s certainly displacing wildlife. The most jarring example is a July 30 video taken by Chris Sharpe, a member of...
Spencer Neuharth Aug 2, 2021
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12 States Suffering Massive Fish Die-Offs

Wildlife Management

12 States Suffering Massive Fish Die-Offs

This article comes from the Bent Fishing Podcast’s “Fish News” segment, where hosts Joe Cermele and Miles Nolte go head-to-head to find and report the most interesting and amusing fishy stories across sources far and wide—from respected scientific journals to trashy tabloids. We all know that 202...
Maggie Hudlow Jul 30, 2021
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Florida’s Fight to Save Legendary Fisheries

Conservation

Florida’s Fight to Save Legendary Fisheries

Florida offers arguably some of the best fishing in our nation. However, mismanagement of freshwater has led to toxic algal blooms, seagrass die-offs, and an astounding number of fish kills across the Sunshine State. But after about two decades of discussion, action is finally happening to address...
Maggie Hudlow Jul 23, 2021
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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...
Steven Rinella Jul 22, 2021
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How the MAPLand Act Could Change Hunting

Public Lands & Waters

How the MAPLand Act Could Change Hunting

While we’ve all heard about public lands scofflaws who knowingly trespass, poach, or drive their ATVs where they shouldn’t, most public land hunters pride themselves on being stewardship-minded citizens who follow rules and stay in bounds. But in order to do so, they must slog through the arduous...
Katie Hill Jul 20, 2021
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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...
Steven Rinella Jul 20, 2021
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Did Wolves Really Start a Trophic Cascade in Yellowstone?

Wildlife Management

Did Wolves Really Start a Trophic Cascade in Yellowstone?

You’ve seen the video. Narrated by British environmental activist George Monbiot, “How Wolves Change Rivers” tells the incredible story of how gray wolves sparked a cascading series of ecological benefits for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. “We all know that wolves kill various species of animals...
Jordan Sillars Jul 15, 2021
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National Park Sued for Starving 152 Elk to Death

Wildlife Management

National Park Sued for Starving 152 Elk to Death

On July 5, a few Tule elk in Point Reyes National Seashore got lunch and a show—of good faith, that is. As the elk grazed the drought-stricken grounds of the Northern California park, they watched dozens of protestors march by on the road. The leaders, clad in orange inmate jumpsuits and decorative...
Katie Hill Jul 13, 2021
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Video: River Otter and Snapping Turtle Fight to the Death

Wildlife Management

Video: River Otter and Snapping Turtle Fight to the Death

If the video doesn't play on site, follow this link. This week’s viral video comes from Wisconsin. The encounter reminds us of a recent video out of Tennessee where a black bear and feral hog fight to the death. And the cameraperson’s composure is rivaled only by the woman who captured a bald eagle...
Spencer Neuharth Jul 9, 2021
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Woman Killed by Grizzly in City Limits

Wildlife Management

Woman Killed by Grizzly in City Limits

Leah Lokan, 65, was ripped from her tent and killed by a grizzly bear while camping in Ovando, Montana, on Tuesday, July 6. Lokan, a resident of Chico, California, was camping near the post office on Main Street in the midst of a cross-country bike tour. Ovando, a town of less than 100 people...
Maggie Hudlow Jul 8, 2021
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