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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...
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Should You Shoot Coyotes While Deer Hunting?
Oct 14, 2019
A twig snaps. You can hear footsteps. A four-legged figure approaches. A deer? Nope, just a coyote. For many hunters, the immediate next step is to reach for the gun or bow. But is that such a good idea?
The first issue of concern when shooting a ’yote mid-deer hunt is the impact of the shot itself. When a silent, still morning is broken by the shocking report of a rifle, there’s the real risk of alerting nearby deer. And after the shot, the...
Colorado Mountain Lion Attack Roundup
Oct 14, 2019
Colorado has experienced an unfortunate series of mountain lion attacks, three this year alone. The victims all survived and were treated for their injuries. Colorado Parks and Wildlife found and killed each of the lions.
“Since 1990, there have been 22 mountain lion attacks on humans in Colorado with three of those resulting in a fatality (1991, 1997 and 1999),” according to a press release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “There have been...
Minnesota Woman Killed by Black Bear on Remote Island
Sep 11, 2019
On September 1, 2019, A 62-year-old woman was attacked and killed by a black bear—a rare event. The attack occurred on Red Pine Island on Rainy Lake in Ontario, Canada.
Black bears don’t instill fear like their larger, more aggressive, grizzly cousins. But while they may not be nearly as frightening as grizzlies, black bears do have the capability to inflict serious bodily harm.While attacks from black bears do occur from time to time, they’re...
Fact Checker: Was There a Ceasefire During WWI to Hunt Wolves?
Aug 20, 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
During World War I, German and Russian forces declared a temporary ceasefire and banded together to hunt wolves. The...
Campers Attacked by Wolf in Canada
Aug 14, 2019
Despite their fearsome reputation, wolves are rarely aggressive towards humans. It’s usually bears or mountains lions attacking people that end up in the news. That changed early Friday morning when a wolf in Canada’s Banff National Park attacked a family of campers in their tent. According to Lesley Matheson with Parks Canada, one of the campers received injuries to his hand and arm. The entire family was transported to a Banff hospital for...
Report: Russian Man Paralyzed by Bear, Cached in Den for a Month
Jun 26, 2019
Videos of a zombie-like man in a hospital bed emerged out of Russia early this morning. Reports indicate that the man was paralyzed by a brown bear, cached in a den and left there for a month. As if those details aren’t dramatic enough, the man survived by drinking his own urine until being discovered by a pair of persistent dogs.
“A group of local hunters found Alexander after their dogs refused to leave the area of the den,” according to one...
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