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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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Photos: Authorities Seize $31 Million Taxidermy Collection in Mysterious Raid

Wildlife Management

Photos: Authorities Seize $31 Million Taxidermy Collection in Mysterious Raid

For most hunters, a taxidermy collection is invaluable in the truest sense of the word. Any European or shoulder mounts on the wall got there through our own toil or that of a forebearer. A dollar amount fails to capture that personal history and those fond memories—not that anyone would actually...
Sam Lungren Apr 19, 2022
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Most Americans Just Lost Millions of Acres of Hunting Access

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Most Americans Just Lost Millions of Acres of Hunting Access

On March 30, the Federal Subsistence Board voted unanimously to approve Wildlife Special Action 21-01a, which will close millions of acres of public lands in northwestern Alaska to caribou and moose hunting by most non-locals for at least the next two hunting seasons. The effort was led by local...
Sam Lungren Apr 1, 2022
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Video: Golden Eagle Eats Pronghorn Alive

Wildlife Management

Video: Golden Eagle Eats Pronghorn Alive

While eagles commonly symbolize grace, freedom, and other lofty ideals, they might be an even better analogue for the sheer brutality of nature. From knocking chamois off cliffs in the Himalaya to catching monkeys mid-leap to ripping the bellies out of spawning salmon, these largest birds of prey...
Sam Lungren Nov 23, 2021
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The Great Mountain Goat Debate

Wildlife Management

The Great Mountain Goat Debate

Hunters, anglers, and wildlife managers are occasionally willing to “naturalize” non-native wildlife with high aesthetic and sporting qualities. Think of the reverence and conservation attention paid to brown trout and ringneck pheasants—transplants from Northern Europe and China, respectively. If a...
Sam Lungren Oct 6, 2021
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