Caliber Battle: .450 Bushmaster vs. .45-70 Government

Firearms

Caliber Battle: .450 Bushmaster vs. .45-70 Government

Often attributed to King Solomon, this famous adage pretty well sums up cartridge development over the last 40 years or so: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Some modern cartridges have improved upon their predecessors, but...
Jordan Sillars Dec 2, 2022
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Which States Produce the Best Deer Hunters?

Hunting

Which States Produce the Best Deer Hunters?

I’ve always felt that I’ve been especially blessed as a deer hunter. Not necessarily because of my success, though I’ve had my moments, but rather because I’ve been able to experience so much of the deer hunting world. I grew up in Vermont, had family property in New York and Indiana, and when I was...
Kubie Brown Dec 1, 2022
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A Beginner’s Guide to Reloading Hunting Ammunition

Firearms

A Beginner’s Guide to Reloading Hunting Ammunition

When the Great Ammunition Shortage began in earnest in the latter part of 2020, many hunters discovered with dismay that reloading supplies were also virtually impossible to find. Those who had stocked up on brass, powder, primers, and bullets were in good shape; everyone else was SOL. Now’s the...
Jordan Sillars Nov 30, 2022
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How to Train your Dog with Positive Reinforcement

Hunting with Dogs

How to Train your Dog with Positive Reinforcement

It seems so simple. Just use treats, praise, or maybe a fun toss of a ball or frisbee, and your dog will show up to work as happy as can be. If that were the case, it would be pretty tough to find a professional dog trainer who owns or advocates for e-collars, choke collars, and other forced...
Tony J. Peterson Nov 30, 2022
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Video: Behind the Scenes of MeatEater Season 11, Episode 4

Hunting

Video: Behind the Scenes of MeatEater Season 11, Episode 4

Clay Newcomb breaks down Steve Rinella’s turkey hunting tactics in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico. To watch the full episode, click here.
Clay Newcomb Nov 18, 2022
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Caliber Battle: .300 Winchester Magnum vs. .308 Winchester

Firearms

Caliber Battle: .300 Winchester Magnum vs. .308 Winchester

For all the bickering between fans of the .308 Winchester and the 6.5 Creedmoor, both cartridges represent similar philosophies of ammunition optimization (hang with me; we’ll get to the .300 Win. Mag in a second). Both the .308 and the 6.5 seek a balance between power, size, and recoil energy, and...
Jordan Sillars Nov 17, 2022
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Video: Behind the Scenes of MeatEater Season 11, Episode 3

Hunting

Video: Behind the Scenes of MeatEater Season 11, Episode 3

Clay Newcomb breaks down the Louisanna duck hunt of MeatEater Season 11, giving his most honest opinions and criticisms. To watch the entire episode, click here.
Clay Newcomb Nov 11, 2022
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Bar Room Banter: The Great Squirrel Stampede of 1822

Small Game

Bar Room Banter: The Great Squirrel Stampede of 1822

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 notes as we look at America’s most destructive stampede of squirrels this side...
Jordan Sillars Nov 9, 2022
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Caliber Battle: 5.56 NATO vs. 300 Blackout

Firearms

Caliber Battle: 5.56 NATO vs. 300 Blackout

The 5.56 NATO and the 300 Blackout might seem like an unnatural matchup. The Blackout shoots a large, .30-caliber bullet at speeds ranging from moderate to molasses. The 5.56 fires a light, .22-caliber bullet faster than anything except turbo-charged varmint rounds. Like Manny Pacquiao taking on...
Jordan Sillars Nov 2, 2022
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When To Abandon Your Rut Hunting Plan

Whitetail

When To Abandon Your Rut Hunting Plan

The danger with rut hunting advice is that it’s often diluted, over-simplified garbage. Well, maybe not garbage, but much of the how-to content built around killing a buck during the rut assumes an awful lot about the audience and the conditions that aren’t always true. For example, the weather...
Tony J. Peterson Nov 2, 2022
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MeatEater Season 11, Episode 1 is Live on Our Website!

Hunting

MeatEater Season 11, Episode 1 is Live on Our Website!

Hey everyone, the first episode of MeatEater Season 11 is live right now on the MeatEater Website. Watching it won’t cost you a thing. Just sign in and it’s all yours. We’ll be dropping an episode once a week for the next couple of months. Between episodes, we’ll have a lot of additional content to...
Steven Rinella Oct 26, 2022
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