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Video: Jogger Stops Mountain Lion Attack with Bear Spray

This jogger proved bear spray isn’t just for bears. Donny Stone, an Alberta resident, was on a run in 2015 when he encountered two cougars on the trail. The excitement of spotting his first mountain lions quickly turned to fear as the big cats approached from behind. “I was expecting quite honestly...

Grizzly Bear

Fact Checker: Are Menstruating Women More Likely to Get Attacked by Bears?

Myths, lies and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bullsh*t, so we created this series to examine suspect yarns. If there’s a belief, rumor, or long-held assumption you’d like us to fact check, drop us a note at...

Wolf

Bar Room Banter: Three Toes, The West’s Most Notorious Livestock Killer

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 mental notes as we look at Three Toes the livestock slaying wolf. South Dakota...

Grizzly Bear

Bar Room Banter: The Bible’s Grizzly Bear Attack

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 the deadliest bear attack in written history. The Good...

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear Meat: Is It Fit for Dinner?

When Idaho and Wyoming tried opening limited hunting seasons for grizzly bears in fall 2018, opponents instantly dubbed them “trophy hunts.” They claimed no one hunts grizzlies for their meat, and charged that hunters only want the big bear’s skull, claws, and hide for rugs and decorations. Those...

Coyote

Man Strangles Coyote to Death in New Hampshire

A man in Kensington, New Hampshire, strangled a coyote to death after it attacked his two-year-old son, ending a series of attacks on Monday. Ian O’Reilly was hiking with his family when he saw a coyote approach in his periphery and go after his son. The coyote grabbed the boy by his clothing...