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?

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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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How to Kill a Mule Deer Buck Before the Rut

Mule Deer

How to Kill a Mule Deer Buck Before the Rut

There’s nothing mule deer hunters love better than a rut hunt, and for good reason. That’s the season of the year when bucks are most visible and vulnerable. But not every hunting season coincides with the breeding season. Nor does every hunter have the chance to tread the deer trails in mid to late...
Jack Ballard Nov 1, 2021
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Video: 19-Year-Old Hunter Kills Brown Bear in Self Defense

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Video: 19-Year-Old Hunter Kills Brown Bear in Self Defense

An Alaskan hunter shot and killed a 7-and-a-half-foot brown bear with a .44 Mag. revolver while it stalked him and the deer he just killed on Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska. Nineteen-year-old Trenton Hammock of Sitka, Alaska, shared a short video with MeatEater from his hair-raising encounter on...
Travis Hall Oct 27, 2021
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Photo Story: Janis' Bighorn Sheep Hunt

Wild Sheep

Photo Story: Janis' Bighorn Sheep Hunt

George Dieruf, the gunroom manager at Schnee’s Sporting Goods in downtown Bozeman, Montana, is 73 years old and has been applying for a Montana sheep tag since he was 13. The unit he applies for has a .31% chance to draw, and he’s applied for 60 years unsuccessfully. It doesn’t matter which state...
Janis Putelis Oct 19, 2021
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Crisis in the Chugach: 3 Sheep Hunters Caught in Avalanche

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Crisis in the Chugach: 3 Sheep Hunters Caught in Avalanche

Three hunters were pursuing Dall sheep in the Chugach Mountains of south-central Alaska on Wednesday, Oct. 6 when they got caught in an avalanche. The Alaska State Troopers said in an online statement that two of the hunters were injured in the slide they likely triggered. The hunters sent a...
Katie Hill Oct 7, 2021
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Steve's Antelope Hunting Kit

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Steve's Antelope Hunting Kit

In Episode 1 of MeatEater Season 10, I took country music star Luke Combs out for a Wyoming antelope hunt. Here’s some of my favorite gear that came along for this early-season hunt. In this video, I cover the Weatherby Mark V, Vortex Razor HD LHT, Spartan Javelin Pro Hunt Bipod, Vortex Razor UHD...
Steven Rinella Oct 5, 2021
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Elk Hunting 'Nightmare' Sparks Public Outcry in Wyoming

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Elk Hunting 'Nightmare' Sparks Public Outcry in Wyoming

An elk hunt turned ugly for a group of Minnesotans on a first-time outing near Jackson, Wyoming, on Sunday, Sept. 26. Seventy-nine-year-old Bob Geringer and two unnamed hunting companions shot three cow elk and one calf around 9 a.m. as the animals congregated on an island in the Snake River. They...
Travis Hall Oct 4, 2021
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4 Ways Elk Hunting Is Not Deer Hunting

Elk

4 Ways Elk Hunting Is Not Deer Hunting

“I was pinned down. I couldn’t move or he’d see or hear me,” I explained. “We were only 12 yards apart with a tree in between.” Greg looked at me blankly. “Why didn’t you just run in there and kill him?” This was a long time ago, but it was a revelation in my elk hunting knowledge. Greg has been...
Sam Lungren Oct 1, 2021
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Steve’s Mountain Goat Hunting Kit

Mountain Goat

Steve’s Mountain Goat Hunting Kit

One of the things I like most about mountain goats is their ability to eat and sleep on cliff faces that would be nearly impossible for a human to climb without technical equipment and expertise. The challenge in hunting them isn’t finding them; instead, the challenge lies in trying to get up to...
Steven Rinella Oct 1, 2021
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