june of 2008 went with guide capt. jim on flaming gorge and caught this lake trout. a monster of 50# plus. made my day twice.
MRAP stuck in mud.
In North Western Afghanistan my vehicle collapsed a small road that was on top of a spring.
Point of View
My English Setter,Nike,pointing a chuker
The photo says it all. A friend sent this photo via e-mail to me.
Bald Eagle Roadkill
I have been taking weekend trips to Ely Minnesota for years. Witnessing the eagle population rebound has been very exciting, almost as much as having to swerve my car off the road to miss them at meal time!
Caught on Lake Cumberland Kentucky while striper fishing. I don’t have much of a fighting story. I thought he was a log at first. Once we got him to the boat I realized he was the largest SM bass I’ve ever saw. He was released.
Dominant Albino Buck
I took this photo of the dominant albino whitetail buck in the Father Hennipen State Park here in central Minnesota. He is just one of four other albinos that reside in the park. The number of albino deer that live in my area is truly incredible! I personally know of seven!
It’s been confirmed…..the devil does fish!
Tired and just in from a long flight from the northeast, we didn’t give much thought to warming our bones or eating and got down to fishing. The first night in the mangrove channels yeilded this 35+ inch snook. The rest of the trip was great (trout, grouper, and reds) but this is a picture that I email weekly to the group to remind them that we better start planning for next year.
Strutting for the Lady’s
Some Idaho Tom’s putting on a show
These deer tracks are compared to my size 12 boots!
Raging river fishing
High flow on a Lake Superior river.
Lake Run Rainbow Trout
This is a lake run rainbow trout caught out of the South Platte River between Spinney Mountain and Eleven Mile Reservoirs. A pod of big rainbows appeared creating wakes in the river. I made two casts- she ate on the second one. I was the victor after she bull-dogged me for several minutes of battle. When it was all done the fish swam away tired but healthy.
Clay’s Illinois Buck
The morning before this buck was taken I had to watch what I thought was my shooter buck walk off after having some technical difficulties with my bow. I thought that I had missed the opportuninty of a lifetime. That afternoon however, this 133 inch buck was taken without any trouble.
Smallmouth Done Right
My father an I were camping in Western New York, and this Smallmouth made a great dinner. We cooked it on a Wild Plum plank over an open fire. I got the idea from an article in Field & Stream.
This is me and my 2 year old yellow lab, Dexter. It was opeing day 2008. It was his first opeing day and big debute in the duck blind and he did awesome!
My Dad with his huge 10 pointer. In addition to the 10 point rack the buck also sports 4 stickers coming off of the G2s and G3s.
Cameron’s whopper on ultralight
Cameron fooled this wopper with a rebel tiny craw crankbait
Pennsylvania Black Bear – Ryan Farley
This bruin was shot Monday, November 24th, 2008 in Lycoming County Pennsylvania. His estimated live weight was 586 pounds, with a field dressed weight of 497. The skull scored 20 9/16″, making the Boone & Crockett Awards Club. This big boy was brought down with my handloaded Barnes TSX 150 grain hollow-point bullets fired from a Ruger .30-06 rifle.
Rattler in Rattlesnake Cove
Fishing the bank of Bartlett Lake in Rattlesnake Cove when this Mohave Rattlesnake snapped with no warning hitting my jeans then letting go. After a few choice words and a change of some garments I stepped back and snapped a few photos.
A pup in training
My yellow lab Timber showing my cousin’s pup Charlie the ropes of being a river dog. Selway River 2009
What a Rack!
My wife with a nice set of sheds from a recent hunt on a friends farm in Kansas.
Cumberland River Early morning Fishing
Morning Trout fishing on the lower Cumberland river below Wolf Creek Dam
Kill a 314 Boar in Clarkrange TN.
“A springtime steelie”
I caught this nice steelhead in a tributary off of Lake Ontario in New York last may.
Wahoo out of Islamorada
Dolphin fishing in the Fl. brought up a nice ‘hoo
Blood from First Deer of the Season
I am not sure about every one elses traditions but whoever gets the first deer of the season at my camp, gets the blood on the face.
We were fishing north Mississippi when I hooked this 17 inch 3.8 pound slab.We caught lots of fish[all huge]but thats a personal best by far…
Best Brackish water I have ever fished
Another sunset photo out back of my old condo. Not only is the veiw great but fishing even better largemouth bass, alligator gar, talipia, snook, tarpon just watch out for huge gators lurking
Susquhanna River April 09′
Elk Shed Hunting
Hunting Elk sheds in the Steep Nasty Country in Idaho. An old 5×5 I drug up out of an absolute hole.
My big lake trout
FISHING AT BLUE MESA RESOVIOR IN A LITTLE BOAT I HEARD THE BEST SOUND IN THE WORLD MY LINE TOOK OFF AND I COULD HEAR THE DRAG, I WAS SO PUMPED I DONT THINK I REALIZED HOW BIG THE FISH WAS TILL IT SURFACED CLOSE TO THE BOAT THE FIRST TIME IT WAS A MEMORY I WONT SOON FORGET THE FIRST THING I SAID WHEN I SAW IT WAS “HOLY COW” I FELT LIKE A LITTLE KID AT CHRISTMAS, IT WAS ABSOLUTLY AWESOME.
Austin,9,shot his first turkey on the first morning of Missouri’s spring youth turkey season.After passing on two jake’s earlier in the morning Austin’s patient’s paid off with this 20lb.Tom with 9 7/8 beard & 7/8 spurs.The gobbler was shot @ 26yds. with a 1187 12ga.On the Grellner family farm in Osage County Mo.
Wilton Lane Kowalski fishing on a family pond for large mouth bass. We call this one “Living the Dream!”
Beautiful Brown Trout
While it was my first time fishing the Cheesman Canyon area of the S. Platte River, my skills put me on fish like I was a seasoned veteran! I sight fished to this beauty of a Brown for 20 minutes, switching flies and rigs until I finally caught his attention with an RS2!! It was a great day in the canyon!