Field & Stream's 20 Best Photo Galleries of 2010

Amateur Photographer Captures Grizzly Bear Chasing a Bison Down a Highway in Yellowstone
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Grizzly Chases Bison Down Highway in Yellowstone
Alex Wypyszinski, a retired professor and amateur photographer, shot this amazing series of photos of a grizzly bear chasing down an injured bison when he stopped to take photos of geysers in Yellowstone National Park in May. We got the story from the man behind the camera, who works at a post office in the park during the summers.

Read the story and see the photos here.
Leaping Barracuda Gashes Teen Girl's Arm
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Leaping Barracuda Gashes Teen Girl's Arm Koral Wira, 14, was fishing with her parents and a friend near Venice, Fla., when a barracuda went for her dad's bait and ended up biting her instead. Her dad, Rob Parker, submitted these photos and Wira told the story. Read the story and see the photos here.
Shed Hunter Finds Two Minnesota Record-Book Moose Locked After Battle to the Death
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Shed Hunter Finds Two Record-Book Moose Locked After Battle to Death
Moose shed hunter Tim Bradach of Gilbert, Minnesota, picked up the find of a lifetime last winter when he discovered the remains of two record-book bulls that died after locking horns in an epic fight to the death. Read the story and see the photos here.
Triple Tragedy: Three Ohio Bucks Found Drowned With Antlers Locked
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Three Ohio Bucks Found Drowned With Antlers Locked
WARNING: The photos in this gallery are graphic in nature and may disturb some readers, but we felt they were necessary to tell the story of this rare natural occurance. - The Eds To a hunter, it's a stomach-tightening, bizarre sight. At the same time, it's a stark example of the potential ferocity and brutality of the whitetail rut. These three Ohio bucks somehow locked antlers while battling near a small creek. When one deer slid into a shallow pool, it sealed the fate for all three, who drowned together, antlers still locked. Steve Hill talked to the men who found and recovered the deer and their combined 400-inches of antler to bring you the story of this sad, almost poetic scene. Read the story and see the photos here.
#5.
2010 Summer Fish Babes Contest
These photos were our picks for the 50 best entries in the 2010 Summer Fish Babes Contest, in order. First place went to (what else?) "Bikini Attracts Lunkers." See the photos here.
#6.
Gun Nut Target Photo Contest
To enter Field & Stream's 2010 Gun Nut Target Contest, readers had to send us creative photographs of a special Gun Nut Target insert we published in our July 2010 issue. The contest was a massive success, generating an incredible 700-plus submissions from readers and website visitors. We've seen a lot of gun photographs at Field & Stream over the years, but these top 50 images--with themes of patriotism, the military life, humor, even love--left us awestruck.

Read the story and see the photos here.
#7.
70 Classic Gun Ads from 1940 to 1960
The '40s and '50s were unique for hunters and shooters because there had been no civilian guns manufactured from 1941 to late in 1945. In addition, hordes of returning servicemen wanted to get back to hunting, and the result was a demand for new guns that has not been seen before or since. It's hard to imagine now how important these ads were. There was no Internet, no Outdoor Channel, and damned few stores. If you wanted to ogle a new gun, this was the only way to do it. Read the story and see the photos here.
#8.
2010 SHOT Show Booth Babe Roundup
Back by popular demand, this was our annual gallery of booth babes from the 2010 SHOT Show. Does this have much to do with guns or hunting? Well, no, not really. But does the Swimsuit Issue have anything to do with sports? We didn't think so. Enjoy. Read the story and see the photos here.
Goliath Returns: New Shots of Freakish Colorado Springs Mule Deer
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Goliath Returns: New Photos of Freakish Colorado Springs Mule Deer
Goliath returned! The legendary suburban mule deer that took up residence last summer on the grounds of a Colorado Springs construction company was spotted again late in the year chasing does and racking saplings. Field & Stream got the story--and the photographs--that showed what the buck with the freak-nasty horns and a penchant for peeking in office windows had been up to. Read the story and see the photos here.
Possible State-Record Buck Found Dead in Clinton, Michigan
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Possible State-Record Buck Found Dead in Michigan
This 240-class buck found dead on a 10-acre property west of Clinton, Michigan, on Feb. 7 was potentially the highest-scoring whitetail ever recorded in the state's record book. The 26-pointer boasted 31-inch main beams and a 28 6/8-inch inside spread. This was truly the story of a fallen monster.

Read the story and see the photos here.
Three Gigantic Gators Killed In One Week in South Carolina & Georgia
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Three Gigantic Gators Killed in One Week
Southern waters yielded three 13-foot alligators in a six-day span last fall. The hunters bagged each with different equipment, methods and motivations and all experienced different outcomes. Read the story and see the photos here.
Ohio German Shepherd Sniffs Out a Record-Book Rack
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Ohio German Shepherd Sniffs Out Record Rack
A German Shepherd named Sweetie led her owner to a 29-point whitetail that will rank as the fifth largest buck in Ohio and 31st in the world. Read the story and see the photos here.
#13.
Possible New Record Typical Whitetail for Nebraska
Kevin Petrzilka and his two sons had to assemble quickly and literally chase down this monster buck of a lifetime. His son was the first to spot the buck and took a shot that went wide. His gun jammed, forcing him to call his father and brother for reinforcements. After Kevin downed the buck, the attention and the measuring tapes came out, indicating Kevin's trophy could be a new typical record for the Cornhusker state. Read the story and see the photos here.
A Slow-Motion Disaster: Photos From The Louisiana Oil Spill
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A Slow-Motion Disaster: Photos From The Louisiana Oil Spill
A few days after the Deepwater Horizon sank beneath the waves and millions of gallons of sweet Louisiana crude started pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, Field & Stream asked photographer and FlyTalk blogger Tim Romano and Conservationist blogger Hal Herring to drop everything and head for the coast to cover the unfolding disaster. Read the story and see the photos here.
Wisconsin Angler Lands Potential World-Record Brown in Lake Michigan
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Angler Lands Potential World-Record Brown in Lake Michigan
Roger Hellen likely set a new world record when he hauled this 41-pound, 8-ounce brown trout from Lake Michigan Friday July, 16, during the 35th annual Salmon-A-Rama Sportfishing Tournament in Racine, Wisconsin. Hellen (right, with fishing partner Joe Miller) boated the big brown while trolling off Wind Point, north of Racine. Read the story and see the photos here.
#16.
The 25 Best Handguns for Hunters
Hunters have packed handguns since they were first developed as firearms for medieval horsemen to shoot with one hand. When pistols evolved into revolvers, hunters on the Great Plains started using the large cap-and-ball US Army Colts. Today, hunters carry a wide variety of handguns, whether small, large, or monster caliber, iron-sighted or scoped, wheelguns, semi-autos, or breaktops, for reasons ranging from the utilitarian--collecting camp meat or for coups de grace without causing unnecessary damage--out to the downright quixotic--elephant, anyone? These were Tom McIntyre's picks of the 25 best handguns for hunters, running the gamut from kit gun to hand cannon. Read the story and see the photos here.
#17.
Missouri River Blue Cat Should Break All-Time Record
A 130-pound blue catfish hauled from the Missouri River in the teeth of a dead-of-night thunderstorm is the new pending IGFA all-tackle world record. Here's the dramatic story of Greg Bernal's epic catch. Read the story and see the photos here.
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The 2010 Hunting and Fishing Tattoo Contest
Many of our readers love the outdoor sports so much that they've inked them onto their bodies, permanently. These 25 tattoos were our picks for the best tats entered into our 2010 Hunting and Fishing Tattoo contest. The winner was "The Tattooed Angler," for the Suick musky bait on his forearm, which we thought was the most original of the bunch. Read the story and see the photos here.
#19.
Buck Killed 16 Years Ago May Break Ohio Record
Less than two months after Brian Stephens' 18-point buck officially claimed the Ohio muzzleloader record, a remarkable challenger, a 27-pointer shot 16 years ago, emerged to knock the new champion out of the top spot in the state record books. Read the story and see the photos here.
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30 Antique Fishing Lures and Why They're Collectible
What makes a classic fishing lure collectible? It depends on whom you ask - and what the fish think isn't always the deciding factor. We asked Georgia-based outdoors columnist Rob Pavey - a well known collector of antique fishing lures - to offer insight into some of his favorites. Read the story and see the photos here.

From monster bucks and the best handguns for hunters to 1,000 pound gators and the aftermath of the BP oil spill, we covered the biggest stories in the outdoors in 2010. Here's a collection of your 20 favorites of the bunch.