Young Writers Contest Winners

Great essays from the next generation of American sportsmen.

Field & Stream Online Editors

This year, contestants were asked to answer the question "Why I fish or hunt."

Here are five great essays from the next generation of American Sportsmen.

First Place, Ages 13 to 18
ABRAHAM DEKAT, 17
Midwest City, Oklahoma

Surviving My Dad
Nothing is more dangerous than a handyman on a mission.
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First Place, Ages 19 to 22
SETH BICHLER, 19
Rice Lake, Wisconsin

The Old Bear
When you're face-to-face with a wounded predator, you find out what you're made of in a hurry.
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Honorable Mention
ERIC M. MOORE, 21
Conesville, Ohio

The Small Things
Sometimes it takes going halfway around the world to appreciate the hunting you had at home.
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Runner Up, Ages 13 - 18
TRAVIS MYRON WHITE
Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

Monster of the Night
Runner Up, Ages 13 - 18
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Runner Up, Ages 19 - 22
PRESTON SUTTER
Alpharetta, Georgia

Bobwhites and Frank Sinatra
Runner Up, Ages 19 - 22
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