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.
When hunting out west, frost-covered mornings often turn into hot, sunny afternoons. In whitetail country, cold mornings can turn into cold sits without proper layering. Long johns are a no-brainer for both situations, but with temp swings or long distances to the stand, the hunter often finds himself overheating halfway through the morning's walk. Taking base layers off on the hill or before climbing the ladder involves taking off boots, dancing...
"The LHT has become my go-to scope for nearly every hunt. It’s lightweight for easy backcountry carry, yet has the glass quality and exposed turrets for precision shooting from sunup to sundown." - Janis Putelis
Featuring a combination of softshell construction to keep you dry, Merino wool face shield so that you can call and breathe, as well as an ultra-warm synthetic shearling liner, this is next-level protection in winter's worst weather.
A full-season waterproof Waterfowl jacket designed to fit over varying degrees of insulating layers to keep you warm down to 30°F. The LZ is patterned for wing-shooting with heavily articulated arms and specialty pocketing optimized for security and quick access to essential gear.
The Razor UHD 10x42s are Steve's go-to binoculars. The Ultra High Definition optical design features an improved optical prescription and unparalleled image resolution. Whether you need to pick apart a densely packed hillside or observe the finest details at insanely close distances, the Razor UHD can do it all.
There are about 15 million acres of landlocked public land in the United States, places we all own but can’t get to. There are thousands of miles of streams that we can’t get to or can’t legally wade. We’re actively searching for ways to increase public access, but we need your help to pull it off. There is no situation too small or too big, and no area too urban or too rural. As our leader Steven Rinella says, “This will be a win for every...