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Subsistence Board Responds to Alaska Public Land Hunting Closure Proposal

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Subsistence Board Responds to Alaska Public Land Hunting Closure Proposal

On June 16, the Federal Subsistence Board discussed a contentious proposal that seeks to close nearly 60 million acres of federal public lands to any hunters who are not qualified for subsistence use. After three hours of debate, the board chose to delay their vote and defer any action on the...
Sam Lungren Jun 16, 2021
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Bar Room Banter: Alaska’s World Record Tsunami

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Bar Room Banter: Alaska’s World Record Tsunami

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 the tallest wave known to man. On July 9, 1958, at...
Sam Lungren Jun 2, 2021
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Lost Angler Found Alive After 17 Days in Wilderness

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Lost Angler Found Alive After 17 Days in Wilderness

Harry Burleigh’s wife, Stacy, reported him missing on May 7 after he didn’t return home from fishing in Oregon’s Umpqua National Forest the day prior, according to KOIN News. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office found Burleigh’s vehicle at the Twin Lakes trailhead on May 8 and began looking for him...
Sam Lungren May 25, 2021
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This Proposal Could Change Hunting in Alaska Forever

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This Proposal Could Change Hunting in Alaska Forever

Nearly 60 million acres of federal public lands in Alaska may close to non-resident and the vast majority of resident hunters if a new proposal is approved by the Federal Subsistence Board. The Northwest Arctic Subsistence Regional Advisory Council is seeking to limit harvest of caribou and moose in...
Sam Lungren Apr 16, 2021
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New York Man Arrested for Trying to Blow Up Deer Camp

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New York Man Arrested for Trying to Blow Up Deer Camp

Irving J. Talavera Jr. of Rotterdam, New York, was arrested for second-degree attempted arson on March 21. The felony charge stems from Talavera’s alleged attempt to blow up a hunting camp and its occupants in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York. According to statements filed in the case, the 4...
Spencer Neuharth Apr 6, 2021
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MeatEater Founder Steven Rinella Addresses R3 Op-Ed

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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...
Steven Rinella Mar 31, 2021
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Can Wind Farms be New Jersey’s Next Great Fishery?

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Can Wind Farms be New Jersey’s Next Great Fishery?

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 from far and wide—from respected scientific journals to trashy tabloids. Atlantic Shores...
Joe Cermele Jan 22, 2021
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Will Oil Lease Sale for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Lead to Actual Drilling?

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Will Oil Lease Sale for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Lead to Actual Drilling?

On Jan. 6, 2021, the Department of the Interior will hold the first-ever sale for oil and natural gas leases within the boundaries of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—exactly two weeks before the new presidential administration begins. Many hunters and anglers are anxious to know whether oil...
Sam Lungren Dec 10, 2020
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Identity of Forrest Fenn Treasure Finder Revealed

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Identity of Forrest Fenn Treasure Finder Revealed

When Forrest Fenn announced his famed treasure was claimed in June, he said he wouldn’t reveal the finder’s identity without his permission. After Fenn died in September it seemed like that day would never come. But, seven months later, the finder has finally come forward. Here’s a brief timeline...
Spencer Neuharth Dec 9, 2020
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Fact Checker: Did Teddy Roosevelt Ride a Moose?

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Fact Checker: Did Teddy Roosevelt Ride a Moose?

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...
Spencer Neuharth Nov 18, 2020
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Bar Room Banter: 4 Unfound Treasures Hidden in America

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Bar Room Banter: 4 Unfound Treasures Hidden in America

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, mix yourself a glass of LMNT Recharge, and take notes as we look at hidden treasures found right out your backdoor. Powered by...
Spencer Neuharth Nov 14, 2020
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