Video: How to Score a Bear Skull

Black Bear

Video: How to Score a Bear Skull

While scoring antlers is a long and complicated process, scoring bears for record books like Boone and Crockett or Pope and Young simply requires two skull measurements. The skull is a good tool for comparison because it’s the most accurate way to compare bears to each other. Skulls must be dried...
Clay Newcomb Apr 29, 2022
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Why We Love Spring Black Bear Hunting

Black Bear

Why We Love Spring Black Bear Hunting

I watched the big cinnamon bear blow out about 300 yards from the two orange dots working their way up the mountain. “There goes that,” I said, peering at them through my spotter. I waved a white game bag back and forth overhead until those little orange dots seemed to take notice and began...
Hayden Sammak Apr 5, 2022
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Video: Big Bull Elk Trips Over Fence and Dies

Elk

Video: Big Bull Elk Trips Over Fence and Dies

This video shows a herd of elk booking it over a fence. Who knows what’s making them move—could be predators, could be hunting pressure, or maybe they just felt like running. The cows and calves make it over the barbed wire with some effort, but they’re moving remarkably faster than the 6x7 bull in...
Maggie Hudlow Mar 1, 2022
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How to Call Elk like Jason Phelps

Elk

How to Call Elk like Jason Phelps

Jason Phelps is quick to admit that you don’t need to sound like a verbatim elk to get one inside arrow range. He’s spent a lot of his life building tools for us to speak with the big tan-and-chocolate creatures, but he says a simple mastery of truck-cab bugling won’t prepare you well for actually...
Sam Lungren Feb 4, 2022
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Video: Clay Newcomb's 3 Essential Knives

Big Game

Video: Clay Newcomb's 3 Essential Knives

There are three knives I use for the vast majority of my hunting purposes. I'm not making this up to be cute; these are just the blades that have found their way into a consistent rotation. The first is my utility rig, the Benchmade Pardue Hunter. It's a sheath knife that lives on my hip and gets...
Clay Newcomb Jan 28, 2022
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3 Easy Ways to Make Any Wild Hog Delicious

Wild Hog

3 Easy Ways to Make Any Wild Hog Delicious

A lot of folks get nervous when you start throwing wild pig into the dinner table conversation. Log onto any hunting forum and the majority of people will say they don’t bother eating hogs for any number of reasons—smell, taste, unfounded rumors, you name it. It’s simply the majority mindset, or at...
Steve Schwartz Jan 25, 2022
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 Video: How to Score a Mule Deer Buck

Mule Deer

Video: How to Score a Mule Deer Buck

In this video, I’ll demonstrate how to score a mule deer buck. The main difference between scoring a whitetail and a muley is how you handle the tines. You’ll begin by measuring both main beams, all tines, four circumferences, and adding those numbers up. The last measurement you’ll take is the...
Clay Newcomb Jan 11, 2022
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Video: Elk Pops Snow Tire with Antlers

Elk

Video: Elk Pops Snow Tire with Antlers

As antler-obsessed humans, we usually look at pointy beams with awe and excitement. Rarely do we consider their potential for destruction. That is, until we come face-to-face with with a strong-willed animal like Tyler and Sheena Terryberry of Parshall, Colorado, did during a morning drive on Jan....
Katie Hill Jan 11, 2022
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Ask MeatEater: What Are Your Favorite States to Hunt?

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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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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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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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