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Justin Cubranich of Chardon, OH, with his first musky. The fish, pulled from the French River in Canada, measured nearly 55 inches. Field & Stream Online Editors
Matthew Stevens, 17, took this monster buck near Cortland, NY, last Thanksgiving. It was his first time deer hunting. Field & Stream Online Editors
Curtis Bartlett, 12, of Windsor, Ontario, poses with his first caribou. He took the animal down with his first shot during a hunt in Quebec. Field & Stream Online Editors
Drew Sanderson, 7, holds his first bird from his first-ever dove hunt near Hopkinsville, KY. Field & Stream Online Editors
Greg Lobko of Hatfield, PA, loses his footing while trying to release a pesky shark off of Virginia Beach. Field & Stream Online Editors
The rest of these photos might not have made it into our picks of the week, but check them out, because they’re still pretty cool. Here are the runners up. Field & Stream Online Editors
Robert Strole of Vernal, UT, took this bull elk on a hunt he earned after applying for a limited license for 15 years. Field & Stream Online Editors
Darren Diedrich of Rice Lake, WI, with a nice buck taken last season. Field & Stream Online Editors
Kurt Fleckenstein of Fort Collins, CO, hooked this 43-inch musky on a spinnerbait in Wisconsin. Field & Stream Online Editors
Mike Donovan of Centerville, MA, with his first black bear. The boar was taken in Canada and weighed in at 450 pounds. Field & Stream Online Editors
Dan Snow (center) takes a knee with sons Isaiah and Isaac and the kings they bested on the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY. Field & Stream Online Editors
Paul Boyer of Clarksville, IL, shot this buck during a hunt with his daughter in 2006. She hesitated when the deer stepped out, so Paul took the shot on instinct before it could run off. He says he’ll never carry a gun again while hunting with his kids, since this should have been his daughter’s buck. Field & Stream Online Editors
Ryan Gargasz of Newark, OH, with a bow-killed 13-point buck he took early this fall. Field & Stream Online Editors
Matt Crystal of Redmond, OR, with a 6X6 bull taken this September. Field & Stream Online Editors
Bill Vague and company from St. Louis, MO, hoist up a good catch from a great day on Lake Michigan. Field & Stream Online Editors
Zach Larimore of Dove Creek, CO, took this buck on opening day of bow season in Southwest Colorado. Field & Stream Online Editors
Justin Courtney of Dallas, TX, shot this antelope during a hunt in Oklahoma. Field & Stream Online Editors
Jon Bach of Pittsburgh, PA, with a caribou he harvested this September in Northern Quebec. He had to stalk the animal for nearly a mile before he got his shot. Field & Stream Online Editors
Buddies Taylor Laug and Ryan Kelly with the results of a good old-fashion rabbit hunt. Field & Stream Online Editors
Guide Mario de Groose collects birds shot by Joe Guide of Wilmington, NC, during a hunt in Argentina. Field & Stream Online Editors
Clyde and Chris Holt and their friend Rick with the racks from some impressive bucks they shot in Idaho. Field & Stream Online Editors
Sandy Doellman and Nick Evers of Rising Sun, IN, with a few Lake Erie steelhead. Field & Stream Online Editors
Alan Edler shows off his first rainbow trout, taken outside of Honeyville, UT. Field & Stream Online Editors
Mitch Wilson of Squaw Lake, MN, with his first elk taken in Northern Idaho on a self-guided bow hunt. Field & Stream Online Editors
Ellen Elliot Weatherbee and her K-9 pal Heidi show off the spoils from a smallmouth trip near Cockburn Island, Ontario. Field & Stream Online Editors
O.J. Escareno says catching catfish on his ranch in Eagle Pass, TX, is fun, but cooking them up is very enjoyable, too. Field & Stream Online Editors
Luke Townsend, 4, and dad George with Luke’s first-ever catch. He caught this trophy on his Grandparent’s ranch in McCook, TX. Field & Stream Online Editors
Cole Hutto of Pelion, SC, with his first deer. Cole took the 8-point buck just this September. Field & Stream Online Editors
James Eblen took his dad and little brothers out for a day of bowfishing near Henderson, KY. Clearly they fared well with silver carp. Field & Stream Online Editors
Patrick Watson of Escondido, CA, with his first wild pig taken in Solano County. Field & Stream Online Editors
Rob Dowling of Gambrills, MD, with a 10-point buck taken with his bow last November. Field & Stream Online Editors

Bow seasons are underway, the trout are biting, and judging from these photos, so are the muskies. Take a look at our latest round of Game Faces victory shots and submit your own today for a chance to be in the pages of Field & Stream.