How to Hunt Grouse Without a Dog

Upland Birds

How to Hunt Grouse Without a Dog

We’ve all seen the magazine covers: A thin creek trickling beneath a grove of aspen, the grouse flushing toward their crowns, a tweeded hunter with a double gun, and the setter pointing the ground where the bird just burst from. Like most magazine covers, that’s not how it usually happens. It’s a...
Noah Davis Sep 29, 2022
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5 Best Mule Deer Cartridges

Firearms

5 Best Mule Deer Cartridges

Named for their large, mule-like ears, mule deer are the second most widely distributed deer species in the United States. However, since they’re best adapted to arid, rocky environments, they can only be found west of the Missouri River and especially in the Rocky Mountain region. This western...
Jordan Sillars Sep 27, 2022
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MeatEater Season 11 Coming to the MeatEater Website October 26th!

Hunting

MeatEater Season 11 Coming to the MeatEater Website October 26th!

We’re excited to announce that the new season of MeatEater with Steven Rinella will be premiering right here on The MeatEater website! On October 26th, you’ll be able to stream the new season absolutely free. Watch Steve chase moose in Alaska with Clay Newcomb, spearfish in Hawaii with Kimi Werner...
MeatEater Staff Sep 26, 2022
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7,774 Yards: New World Record Rifle Shot Set in Wyoming

Firearms

7,774 Yards: New World Record Rifle Shot Set in Wyoming

A team of long-range shooting experts in Wyoming set what appears to be the new world record for the longest rifle shot ever completed: 7,774 yards or 4.4 miles. Scott Austin and Shepard Humphries led the team from Nomad Rifleman, a shooting range and instruction center based in Jackson Hole...
Jordan Sillars Sep 22, 2022
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The Truth About Credit Card Companies Tracking Gun Purchases

Firearms

The Truth About Credit Card Companies Tracking Gun Purchases

Three major American credit card companies announced earlier this month their intention to begin using a “merchant category code” (MCC) for gun stores. If Visa, MasterCard, and American Express move forward with the plan, purchases made at gun shops will be marked with a code reflecting that...
Jordan Sillars Sep 21, 2022
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How to Make Your .22 LR More Accurate

Firearms

How to Make Your .22 LR More Accurate

One of the most popular sporting cartridges ever produced, the .22 Long Rifle still enjoys tremendous popularity among hunters around the world. Part of that popularity stems from the cartridge’s accuracy. Your old 10/22 might not be able to hit the broad side of a bear, but Olympic and competition...
Jordan Sillars Sep 14, 2022
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Everything You Need to Know About Hunting with a Suppressor

Firearms

Everything You Need to Know About Hunting with a Suppressor

The relaxation of suppressor restrictions might be the most underrated hunting rights victory of the last decade. In 2010, only 22 states allowed hunters to use suppressors. Thirty-nine states allowed suppressor ownership, but for a variety of reasons, many of those states didn’t permit hunters to...
Jordan Sillars Sep 8, 2022
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5 Tips For Better Spot-and-Stalk Hunting

Big Game

5 Tips For Better Spot-and-Stalk Hunting

After crawling on my hands and knees some 200 yards up a wrinkle in the prairie, I slipped my binos from my bino harness and carefully looked back over my shoulder. In the distance behind me, I could see my white pickup on the roadside, wavering in mirage, and my buddy, Hunter, watching me through...
Hayden Sammak Sep 7, 2022
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MeatEater Has a New Whitetail Hunting Show!

Whitetail

MeatEater Has a New Whitetail Hunting Show!

Whitetails are pursued by more hunters and found across a wider swath of America than any other large mammal, which is why this past season Mark Kenyon set out for the ultimate whitetail tour and education. He traveled the country in 2021 on a mission to meet the most unique characters that hunt...
MeatEater Staff Sep 7, 2022
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USDA Ban on Canadian Waterfowl is Catch-22 for Hunters

Waterfowl

USDA Ban on Canadian Waterfowl is Catch-22 for Hunters

Update: Thanks in part to outcry from hunters, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service reversed their decision on Sept. 12, 2022. Rather than bar all hunter-harvested wild game bird carcasses, the USDA is requiring hunters to process their take according to a multi-step process. First...
Sean Weaver Sep 7, 2022
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Lead Ammo and Wildlife: Separating Science from Advocacy

Firearms

Lead Ammo and Wildlife: Separating Science from Advocacy

We know lead is a toxin, and we know the list of animals that have fallen ill from lead poisoning is a long one. This is not disputed, but we must differentiate between the science of lead poisoning and statements driven by advocacy intended to influence policy changes. The issue of lead ammunition...
Jim Heffelfinger Sep 1, 2022
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