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Ryan Callaghan

Ryan Callaghan

Ryan "Cal" Callaghan is MeatEater's Director of Conservation and a national board member of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. Cal has been a passionate member of the outdoor community, having grown up hunting and fishing, guiding, and playing in the West.

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Obsidian Merino Pants
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Dirtbag Duffle - Large
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Men's Wick Short Boxer Brief
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MeatEater Land Access Initiative Donation
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Land Access Fund Nalgene
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Recent Posts

Has New Mexico ‘Privatized’ Its Elk Herd?

Wildlife Management

Has New Mexico ‘Privatized’ Its Elk Herd?

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation and the New Mexico Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) published a bombshell report last week slamming the state’s Department of Game and Fish for “privatizing elk hunting opportunities.” The conservation and hunting groups claim that the state is...
Ryan Callaghan Oct 17, 2022
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Why Hunters Should Support the New Grasslands Bill

Policy & Legislation

Why Hunters Should Support the New Grasslands Bill

The North American Grasslands Conservation Act was officially introduced this morning by U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and co-sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). If passed, the bill will be one of the most significant steps for grassland conservation efforts...
Ryan Callaghan Jul 27, 2022
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Cal’s Poaching Desk: Donkey Smugglers and Eagle Poachers

Wildlife Management

Cal’s Poaching Desk: Donkey Smugglers and Eagle Poachers

Poachers, smugglers, and other fish and game felons steal our shared natural resources, and “Cal’s Poaching Desk” is here with all the sordid details. For more stories of wildlife wrongdoing, be sure to tune in to “Cal’s Week in Review.” New episodes drop every Sunday. In this week’s Poaching Report...
Ryan Callaghan Jul 6, 2022
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Congressman Introduces Bill Repealing Pittman-Robertson

Policy & Legislation

Congressman Introduces Bill Repealing Pittman-Robertson

Georgia Congressman Andrew Clyde (GA-09) and 53 cosponsors introduced last month the RETURN our Constitutional Rights Act, which would eliminate the federal excise tax on firearms and ammunition. (RETURN stands for “Repealing Excise Tax on Unalienable Rights Now.”) This tax, first imposed by the...
Ryan Callaghan Jul 1, 2022
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