Reader Shots: Photos of the Week

Jeffrey Cornish of Newport, NH, with a huge buck taken on the last day of rifle season.Field & Stream Online Editors
Five-year-old Ben Vastola of Washington, DC, made the cast, set the hook, and reeled in this near 7-pound brown trout all on his own during a trip to Wisconsin. Dad only helped net the monster.Field & Stream Online Editors
Damian Turpin proudly poses with his first turkey. He shot it while hunting with dad Eddie during a 2008 NWTF "Jakes" Youth Hunt in Indiana.Field & Stream Online Editors
John Hedstrom of Princeton, MN, with his 286-pound black bear shot in 2006.Field & Stream Online Editors
Danny Freemna of Dameron, MD, nabbed this killer shot of his son and a friend early in the morning on Briery Creek Lake in Virginia.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
While sailing across the Atlantic from Barbados to the Canary Islands, Al Arcuni of Marblehead, MA, hooked this 38-inch dolphin while trolling a Yo-Zuri lure.Field & Stream Online Editors
Mike Clark of Three Bridges, NJ, had to do some serious rock-hopping to follow this brook trout as it stretched his 2-pound mono to the max.Field & Stream Online Editors
Seth and Garrett Greenwood display two bucks from a successful hunt outside of Henning, MN.Field & Stream Online Editors
John Mattox yanked this 40-pound blue catfish out of the Kansas River using live bait.Field & Stream Online Editors
Wyatt Hegeler of La Jolla, CA, sent in this trophy shot of he and his dad with some chunky smallies from a trip to Traverse City, MI.Field & Stream Online Editors
Michael Wayne McCune of Baker City, OR, captured this photo through the front picture window of his house. Unfortunately, the 5X5 buck that usually hangs around didn't show on this particular day.Field & Stream Online Editors
Denise Cugliari of Stockbridge, MI, isn't quite sure why her son Massimo looks so upset. It's either the lack of fish action, or that she interrupted his Zen-like focus to snap this shot. We're betting on the latter.Field & Stream Online Editors
Hunter Brown, 8, has a fitting name for a young man that can bag bucks like this 8-pointer. This was Hunter's first deer shot in Virginia in 2007.Field & Stream Online Editors
Nicole Smylie of Madison, MS, with her first catfish, a 30-pounder, caught on a private lake owned by her boyfriend.Field & Stream Online Editors
Liberty Reilly of Riegelsville, PA, with a fox she shot last season.Field & Stream Online Editors
Larry Hixon of Fort Worth, TX, with a great buck shot near Albany, TX, last November.Field & Stream Online Editors
Allen Charette of Newport, NC, with a "snapper" and "slammer" bluefish he caught on the surf at Atlantic Beach.Field & Stream Online Editors
Trevor Coriea and dad Eddie with a 12-pound striper caught from the shores of Lake Hartwell in Georgia.Field & Stream Online Editors
Betsy Rust of Duluth, MN, with a 61-inch sturgeon she pulled up from Big Fish Lake.Field & Stream Online Editors
John Kiser of China Grove, NC, with his reward after a long, cold day of calling in South Texas last January.Field & Stream Online Editors
Rill Thompson of Springfield, OH, with a fat grouper caught off the North Carolina coast in July.Field & Stream Online Editors
Steve Socha of Sedro Woolley, WA, used a black woolly bugger to nail this rainbow trout on Rufus Woods Lake. He estimates the weight at over 15 pounds.Field & Stream Online Editors
Drake VanWormer of Perry, MI shows off his first walleye catch. The trophy fell on Michigan's Upper Pennisula.Field & Stream Online Editors
Justin Groves with a nice bass from Benton, IL.Field & Stream Online Editors
Seth Bercier of Parks Prairie, MN, with a 9-pound northern pike.Field & Stream Online Editors
Chris Jackson of Trenton, Ontario, caught this walleye on a Rapala Minnow last May.Field & Stream Online Editors
Adam Jimenez of San Antonio, TX, landed this 33-inch redfish during a charter trip on Matagorda Bay.Field & Stream Online Editors
Phil Cohen of Teton Village, WY, caught his first salmon, shown here, at age 61. He caught the fish while on a trip in Southwestern Alaska.Field & Stream Online Editors
Nick Forsythe of Chambersburg, PA, caught this 22-inch chain pickerel using an inline spinner.Field & Stream Online Editors
Derek Sherony landed this hybrid striped bass on a snowy day near Mechanicsburg, PA.Field & Stream Online Editors
John Meisenburg of North Tonowanda, NY, sent in this photo of he and his dad, who at 52 years old had just shot his first turkey.Field & Stream Online Editors
Sean B. sent in this shot of his pal Lenny and a largemouth he hooked up in North-Central Maryland.Field & Stream Online Editors
Robert Obert of Camarillo, CA, with a 45-pound striped he whacked in the surf near Rincon Beach.Field & Stream Online Editors
Three-year-old A.J. Bennett caught this 19-inch redfish all by himself with a Zebco 22 near Pine Island, FL.Field & Stream Online Editors
After a 40-minute battle, Julie Eklund of Sacramento, CA, boated her first king salmon from the Alganak River in Alaska.Field & Stream Online Editors
Thomas Savko of Trenton, NJ, with a 7-pound largemouth from Rosedale Lake.Field & Stream Online Editors
Chris Cole of Levant, ME, with his first brown trout. This fish measured 22 inches.Field & Stream Online Editors
Jeremy Fedyk of Prince George, British Columbia, pulled these two nice trout out of Trembleur Lake.Field & Stream Online Editors
Jacob Self of Liberty, TN, shows off his first catfish.Field & Stream Online Editors
Liberty Reilly of Riegelsville, PA, with a nice crappie from Giving Pond.Field & Stream Online Editors