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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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Calling Tips from Steve Rinella's Favorite Turkey Hunter

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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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Cluck and Chuck: How to Hunt Turkeys by Canoe

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Cluck and Chuck: How to Hunt Turkeys by Canoe

The first flush of daylight brought forth a cacophony. Rooster pheasants began cackling. A beaver slapped its tail. Sandhill cranes trilled overhead. Mallards squawked back and forth. Cinnamon and green-wing teal joined the chorus, along with widgeon whistling by. Honkers honked. Blackbirds, both...
Sam Lungren May 12, 2021
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Ultra-Rare Color Phase Turkey Killed in Oregon

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Ultra-Rare Color Phase Turkey Killed in Oregon

Kyle Smith was simply thrilled that his calling worked, the turkeys responded, the 22-pound gobbler attacked his decoy, and he was coming home on April 22 with dinner. It wasn’t until he got back home that he realized his bird’s whole body was nearly jet black except for one tail feather. “The...
Sam Lungren Apr 22, 2020
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How to Kill a Tom Without Decoys or Calls

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How to Kill a Tom Without Decoys or Calls

The aspen-choked creek bottom was alive with the sounds of springtime; grouse drumming, bees pollinating, flickers drilling into trees. After three days of rain, the mountain was in full bloom. The only sound missing was that of the enigmatic thunder chicken. I’d set up before sunrise near the tree...
Sam Lungren Apr 20, 2020
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