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Landowner and Hunter from Viral Duck Hunting Incident Charged with Trespass, Harassment

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Landowner and Hunter from Viral Duck Hunting Incident Charged with Trespass, Harassment

The landowner and one of the hunters involved in a viral duck hunting confrontation have been charged with class A and B misdemeanors, according to court documents obtained by MeatEater. Jeffrey Erman, the landowner seen in a recent video berating a group of hunters, has been charged with trading in...
Jordan Sillars Nov 4, 2022
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Video: Public Land Deer Stand Etiquette

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Video: Public Land Deer Stand Etiquette

Every year big bucks are killed on public land. But just because you scouted early and got your stand set up doesn’t mean you own that area for the fall. Here are a few things to consider when using a deer stand on public land.
Mark Kenyon Nov 4, 2022
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Hunter Accused of Homicide After Altercation Over Hunting Spot

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Hunter Accused of Homicide After Altercation Over Hunting Spot

A Pennsylvania hunter has admitted to shooting and killing another hunter this week after an altercation over a hunting spot. David Heathcote of Emlenton, Pennsylvania, told emergency services that he shot Robert Wingard with his shotgun after Wingard threatened to shoot his dogs and his daughter...
Jordan Sillars Nov 3, 2022
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Elk Hunting Confrontation Ends with Assault and Robbery

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Elk Hunting Confrontation Ends with Assault and Robbery

Two men have been charged with theft, aggravated assault, and battery stemming from an incident that took place on Oct. 15 in the Shale Creek area of Greys River, Wyoming. Jared Michael Olguin, 35, of Elizabeth, Colorado, and Shea Patrice Sanchez, 30, of Green River, Wyoming, are accused of...
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Landowner Berates Duck Hunters in Viral Video

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Landowner Berates Duck Hunters in Viral Video

Charges are pending following a heated confrontation between a landowner and a group of waterfowl hunters in North Dakota’s Eddy County. The incident took place on the morning of Friday, Oct. 21, and was recorded by Jacob Sweere of Madison Lake, Minnesota, in a now-viral video. The group of hunters...
Jordan Sillars Oct 28, 2022
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Video: Public Land Waterfowl Hunting Etiquette

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Video: Public Land Waterfowl Hunting Etiquette

Public land offers up some seriously great opportunities to target waterfowl. But chances are, you won’t be the only one out there. Here are a few tips for hunting public land waterfowl with courtesy and respect so we can all leave our blinds with birds for dinner and without hatred for our fellow...
Sean Weaver Oct 28, 2022
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Video: How to Not Piss Off Landowners When Hunting

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Video: How to Not Piss Off Landowners When Hunting

Getting permission to hunt on someone’s private lands is an opportunity you shouldn’t squander. Here’s how to respectfully maintain relationships with the landowner and give yourself the best chance to hunt that land again the following season.
Janis Putelis Oct 21, 2022
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Video: How to Avoid Conflict with Landowners

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Video: How to Avoid Conflict with Landowners

Hunters don’t go on public lands looking for trouble with neighboring private landowners, but sometimes tense interactions can happen. Here’s how to avoid them. Feature image via Sam Soholt.
Steven Rinella Oct 14, 2022
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