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Hayden Sammak

Hayden Sammak

Hayden Sammak is the co-host of the Bent podcast, an outdoor writer, and an audio engineer at MeatEater. A transplant from Pennsylvania, he grew up learning to hunt, fish, and forage on the East Coast before making his home in Bozeman, Montana. If he's not at work, you can find him in the mountains.

Recent Posts

The Truth About Derek Wolfe's Viral Mountain Lion Hunt

Wildlife Management

The Truth About Derek Wolfe's Viral Mountain Lion Hunt

By now, you’ve probably seen the photo of former Bronco defensive lineman Derek Wolfe and the enormous mountain lion he recently shot in his home state of Colorado. The cat, which dressed at 173 pounds, will likely make the Boone and Crocket record books, but that’s not what’s getting Wolfe so much...
Hayden Sammak Jan 30, 2023
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5 Tips For Better Spot-and-Stalk Hunting

Big Game

5 Tips For Better Spot-and-Stalk Hunting

After crawling on my hands and knees some 200 yards up a wrinkle in the prairie, I slipped my binos from my bino harness and carefully looked back over my shoulder. In the distance behind me, I could see my white pickup on the roadside, wavering in mirage, and my buddy, Hunter, watching me through...
Hayden Sammak Sep 7, 2022
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Ep. 88: Tight Lines, Degenerate Anglers

Bent

Ep. 88: Tight Lines, Degenerate Anglers

Grab some fine malt liquor and laugh along with Joe, Hayden, and the mighty Phil as the fellas bid a warm adieu to the podcast that made you feel the same kind of good as a Wendy’s Baconator the morning after getting the drunkest you’ve been since college. Connect with Joe, Hayden...
Joe Cermele Apr 15, 2022
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Ep. 87: Grande Cheese Curd Nymphs

Bent

Ep. 87: Grande Cheese Curd Nymphs

Today on the show we: ride our tuggies into the sunset with a final-ish episode. Connect with Joe, Hayden, and MeatEater Joe and Hayden on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop Bent Merch
Joe Cermele Apr 8, 2022
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