Bowhunter Accidentally Killed by Fellow Elk Hunter in Colorado

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Bowhunter Accidentally Killed by Fellow Elk Hunter in Colorado

A lone bowhunter was shot and killed by a black powder rifle hunter near the Kilpacker trailhead in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. A search party spent 10 hours looking for Houston resident Gregory Gabrisch, 31, who fell victim to what is being called an accidental...
Katie Hill Sep 21, 2021
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Sportsmen Rally to Preserve Duck Hunting in Florida

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Sportsmen Rally to Preserve Duck Hunting in Florida

Florida is home to 21.6 million people on 65,758 square miles of land. That’s a little over 400 people per square mile. With about 900 people moving into the Sunshine State every day, conflict over public land use is escalating. Residential development and sprawling retirement communities are...
Maggie Hudlow Sep 20, 2021
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Ask MeatEater: What's On Your Backcountry Pack List?

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Ask MeatEater: What's On Your Backcountry Pack List?

Every day, fellow MeatEaters send us more than 100 emails regarding hunting, fishing, cooking, conservation, and more. So, we decided to publish a series dedicated to our favorite FAQs. Ask MeatEater is powered by onX, creators of the best digital mapping tool for hunters and anglers. I geek out on...
Janis Putelis Sep 17, 2021
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Photos: Is this 50-Point Buck the New World Record Whitetail?

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Photos: Is this 50-Point Buck the New World Record Whitetail?

Whenever pictures of dead megabucks circulate social media, commenters are always quick to ask: “Was it a high fence deer?” It happened when Guner Womack killed one of the most perfectly symmetrical whitetails in Oklahoma’s history, and again when Jason Kline found the deadhead of one of the biggest...
Spencer Neuharth Sep 16, 2021
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You're Being Too Quiet in the Elk Woods

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You're Being Too Quiet in the Elk Woods

Jason Phelps’ father initially held dim prospects for his son’s hunting career. “He told me I wasn't quiet enough to be a rifle elk hunter,” Jason said. “So, basically, I was born to be an archery elk hunter because I was allowed to get away with making noise. Those guys put on their white New...
Sam Lungren Sep 15, 2021
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The Best Waterholes That Duck Hunters Ignore

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The Best Waterholes That Duck Hunters Ignore

Whether in a field or on a lake, it’s hard not to love the sight of thousands of birds. But big numbers don’t always mean successful hunts, and oftentimes some of the best hunting can be on small water with low numbers of birds. One of the best examples of small water is the standard cattle pond...
Sean Weaver Sep 15, 2021
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How to Make Your Backcountry Packout Easier

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How to Make Your Backcountry Packout Easier

My aggressive calling had enticed the herd into viewing distance, and now they were closing in to archery range. We were pinned. I found myself lying uncomfortably on my back, staring up at the quaky treetops, and my client was on one stable knee. I noticed his nocked arrow shaking like the...
Cory Calkins Sep 14, 2021
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5 Best Air Rifles for Squirrel Hunting

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5 Best Air Rifles for Squirrel Hunting

These ain’t your granddaddy’s air rifles. They’ll still shoot your eye out, but they’re also dead accurate and powerful enough to lay down a squirrel with a single shot every time. They’re quiet, cheap to shoot, and easy to use. If you’re thinking about exploring the small game woods this year, you...
Jordan Sillars Sep 9, 2021
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Expert Female Hunters Discuss Clothing Kits and Gear

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Expert Female Hunters Discuss Clothing Kits and Gear

It should go without saying that the right clothes can make or break a hunt. On a mild early-season day, that means packing layers that go from the crisp temps of first light to sun-soaked late mornings. Fail to do this and you’ll shiver into misery within the first hour of the sit or lose your...
Katie Hill Sep 9, 2021
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What Vaccines Does My Dog Really Need?

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What Vaccines Does My Dog Really Need?

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the veterinary profession in ways none of us predicted. Not only were pet owners forced to comply with the awkwardness of curb-side medicine, but the shelter-in-place mandates detonated an explosion of pent-up demand for new puppies. Now don’t get me wrong—having a...
Dr. Seth Bynum Sep 2, 2021
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The Truth About the Molt Migration

Waterfowl

The Truth About the Molt Migration

Every summer, waterfowl across North America have to figure out where they’ll go to molt. The where, why, and who have been misunderstood by hunters for years, but knowing how the molt migration works is valuable and important. What is the Molt Migration? Every year, geese (and all waterfowl) lose...
Sean Weaver Sep 1, 2021
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