Skunting: The Ancient Art of Hunting on Skis

Small Game

Skunting: The Ancient Art of Hunting on Skis

Post-holing through knee-deep snow is the preferred method of winter hunting in America. On the other hand, skiing is generally embraced by those who lap groomed runs until the legs give out or the après booze starts flowing. There's nothing wrong with this contemporary version of skiing, but it's...
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Caliber Battle: .257 Wby. Mag. vs. .25-06 Rem.

Firearms

Caliber Battle: .257 Wby. Mag. vs. .25-06 Rem.

It’s easy to assume that the .257 Weatherby Magnum and the .25-06 Remington are more or less interchangeable. Both classic quarter-bores are legendary varmint and medium-game cartridges, both have roots in the wildcat business, and both shoot lightweight bullets really, really fast. But even though...
Jordan Sillars Nov 30, 2021
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Ask MeatEater: What Are Your Favorite States to Hunt?

Big Game

Ask MeatEater: What Are Your Favorite States to Hunt?

Every day, our 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. My...
Janis Putelis Nov 26, 2021
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How and When to Hunt a Duck Roost

Waterfowl

How and When to Hunt a Duck Roost

One of the biggest taboos in all of waterfowl hunting is busting the roost. It’s a guaranteed way to ruin any field hunting around, it scatters the birds, pushes them out of the area, and educates masses of waterfowl in short order. Most of the time you should avoid hunting the roost. If you don't...
Sean Weaver Nov 24, 2021
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Choosing The Best Hunting Pants

Gear

Choosing The Best Hunting Pants

More than any other single item of gear, your pants will make or break a hunting trip. If they’re too tight or too baggy, you can’t walk right. Too thin and you’re cold; no ventilation and you’re hot. A lot of hunters struggle for years to find the best hunting pants for their body shape and hunting...
Sam Lungren Nov 22, 2021
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Video: How to Score a Bull Elk

Elk

Video: How to Score a Bull Elk

Scoring a bull elk is quite similar to scoring a deer but with some added complexity due to the sheer length of those much bigger antlers. The total score number will include the inches in the length of the main beams, length of the tines, the inside spread, and the volume of the antlers. And we'll...
Clay Newcomb Nov 18, 2021
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Hunter Legally Kills Elk from Urban Herd, Sparks Public Outcry

Hunting

Hunter Legally Kills Elk from Urban Herd, Sparks Public Outcry

“Just because you can doesn’t mean you should” is the refrain echoing from the popular ski town of Telluride in southwestern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. On Saturday, Nov. 13, an out-of-state hunter shot a bull elk that was counted among the visible, urban, Valley Floor Herd that locals and...
Sam Lungren Nov 18, 2021
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Nebraska Teacher Killed in Tragic Deer Hunting Accident

Hunting

Nebraska Teacher Killed in Tragic Deer Hunting Accident

Tragedy struck Pawnee County, Nebraska, earlier this week. On November 13, Kade Reiman was fatally shot in a hunting accident. The 23-year-old was hunting south of Lewiston around sunset when his hunting partner fired a shot at a running doe. The bullet struck Reiman instead. When emergency services...
Maggie Hudlow Nov 17, 2021
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Ask MeatEater: How Do You Hunt Elk in the Snow?

Elk

Ask MeatEater: How Do You Hunt Elk in the Snow?

Every day, our 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. Snow gives...
Janis Putelis Nov 16, 2021
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Deer Fart Almost Ruins Hunt for Potential Oklahoma Record Buck

Whitetail

Deer Fart Almost Ruins Hunt for Potential Oklahoma Record Buck

Zach Meadows spent most of November 3 trying hard to slow his heart rate and keep his hands from shaking. The typical whitetail buck of a lifetime was marching around right near him, and while he wasn’t quite within arrow range yet, the deer was getting ready to spar with a nontypical of similar...
Katie Hill Nov 16, 2021
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Should Your Next Deer Rifle Be an AR-15?

Firearms

Should Your Next Deer Rifle Be an AR-15?

As AR-15 rifles have become more popular among casual shooters, hunters have wondered if it's the right platform for their next deer gun. So, we're here to break down the pros and cons of toting an AR on your next hunt. Some of these will apply to other kinds of semi-automatic rifles like the AK-4...
Jordan Sillars Nov 11, 2021
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