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Sam Lungren

Sam Lungren

Sam Lungren is MeatEater's Supervising Editor and a former freelance writer/photographer, commercial fisherman, and editor of BHA's Backcountry Journal. Though originally from Whidbey Island, Washington, he's been in Montana for almost a decade and probably isn't leaving—except during steelhead season. Send him an email sam@themeateater.com or follow him @samlungrenmedia.

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Hunters, Hearing Loss, and New Tech to Fix it

Firearms

Hunters, Hearing Loss, and New Tech to Fix it

If ever there was an epidemic in the hunting community, it’d be hearing loss. When target practice is a way of life, it’s easy to become blasé about earmuffs. When that buck is about to get over the ridge, jamming in ear plugs is the last of our worries. For those reasons, most of us will go through...
Sam Lungren Jun 9, 2022
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Calling Tips from Steve Rinella's Favorite Turkey Hunter

Turkey

Calling Tips from Steve Rinella's Favorite Turkey Hunter

Try to get any sort of hunting tip out of Steve Rinella and he’ll often demur: “You should really talk to [so-and-so] about that. [He/she] knows it way better than me.” Call it humility or pragmatism, but the man knows enough to define the boundaries of his knowledge. “Talk to Abernethy, man,” Steve...
Sam Lungren Feb 11, 2022
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Man Accidentally Shoots Brother in Bear Encounter, Then Kills Himself

Hunting

Man Accidentally Shoots Brother in Bear Encounter, Then Kills Himself

In a tragic event in the early morning of Feb. 8, an Oregon man saw a black bear near his house then accidentally shot his brother while loading a gun to defend them. According to the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, the man then apparently turned the gun on himself before officers could arrive...
Sam Lungren Feb 11, 2022
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How to Call Elk like Jason Phelps

Elk

How to Call Elk like Jason Phelps

Jason Phelps is quick to admit that you don’t need to sound like a verbatim elk to get one inside arrow range. He’s spent a lot of his life building tools for us to speak with the big tan-and-chocolate creatures, but he says a simple mastery of truck-cab bugling won’t prepare you well for actually...
Sam Lungren Feb 4, 2022
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