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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...

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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...

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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...

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Hunters Fighting Sale of 800 National Forest Acres in Georgia

Some 800 acres of public land may soon go up for sale in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia. The land in Rabun County—known locally as Boggs Mountain—is an accessible section of the roughly 867,000-acre Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. Many hunters local and afar are afraid of losing...

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Idaho Man Banned from Yellowstone After Cooking Chicken in Hot Spring

An Idaho man is in hot water after he tried to use a hot spring as a hot pot. Yellowstone National Park has banned him and his sous chefs following an incident where they used a thermal spring in the park to cook chicken, according to East Idaho News. The incident occurred on Aug. 7 when the rogue...

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How to Get a $5,000 Grant for Your Favorite Conservation Group

This summer, MTN DEW® reimbursed hunting enthusiasts $200,000 for their hunting and fishing permits. Now DEW is back at it, supporting conservation and outdoor nonprofits with an additional $100,000 in MTN DEW® Outdoor Grants. DEW’s goal is to support the organizations that support the beautiful...