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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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Recent Posts

Video: How to Jump Shoot Ducks

Waterfowl

Video: How to Jump Shoot Ducks

When Duck Lore host Sean Weaver couldn’t make the trip to hunt waterfowl in Kansas last fall, Seth Morris and I took his place. Now we don’t quite have the calling and decoying chops that Sean has, but we can jump shoot birds with the best of them. Jump shooting is a good move to pull out of the bag...
Ryan Callaghan Mar 23, 2022
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Video: How to Debone a Duck

Waterfowl

Video: How to Debone a Duck

Deboning ducks is a smart way to fit more meat in your cooler for travel. It's also easier and quicker than you might think. You're required to leave an identifying feature like the head or wings attached to the body for travelling across state lines, so make sure to keep that in mind before you...
Ryan Callaghan Dec 17, 2021
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Ask MeatEater: How Do You E-Scout for Upland Birds?

Upland Birds

Ask MeatEater: How Do You E-Scout for Upland Birds?

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. A lot of...
Ryan Callaghan Dec 7, 2021
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Ask MeatEater: What Power Binoculars Do You Use?

Big Game

Ask MeatEater: What Power Binoculars Do You Use?

If I could only have one set of binoculars for the rest of my life, I would carry 10x50s. This size has an excellent field of view, with enough magnification to get the detail needed to find an antler tip in the sage brush. The range of binocular choices and manufactures are wide and the decision...
Ryan Callaghan Oct 2, 2020
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Ryan Callaghan's Gear Picks

Obsidian Merino Pants On Sale
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First Lite
$108.00 $180.00 -40%
Silent, odor-resistant, and comfortable from 100 degrees to late in the season.
Dirtbag Duffle - Large On Sale
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First Lite
$160.00 $200.00 -20%
Whether you toss it in the back of a pickup, strap it to an ATV, pack it in a floatplane, or carry it through an airport, the First Lite Dirtbag Duffle is your new favorite travel companion. The rugged rip-stop and double-sided TPU bag construction paired with the ballistic grade nylon bottom ensures your gear stays safe and dry. Regardless of what you, or the baggage handlers, throw at it this bag, it is designed to withstand the test of time...
Men's Wick Short Boxer Brief On Sale
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$28.00 $40.00 -30%
Wicking, non-stink merino base layers are the way to go in the backcountry.
MeatEater Land Access Initiative Donation
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$1.00
A quick and easy way to contribute to our Land Access Fund in an amount of your choosing.
Land Access Fund Nalgene
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$17.00
Profits from the sale of this Nalgene will be made as a donation to the Land Access Initiative. Get yours today and support this cause.
Land Access Fund T-Shirt On Sale
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$15.00 $30.00 -50%
Profits from the sale of this t-shirt will be made as a donation to the Land Access Initiative. Get yours today and support this cause.
Cal's Gear Picks