The First Reader Photos of 2007

Dave Szczygiel in Reader Shots for January 2007
Dave Szczygiel stuck this monster gar while bow and spear fishing in Michigan. At 11 pounds 48 inches, it is the largest gar on record for the Huron River.Field & Stream Online Editors
Marc A. Brill in Reader Shots for January 2007
Marc A. Brill harvested this 8-pointer during the 2006 muzzleloader season in Northern Michigan. The buck weighed in at 150 pounds, and the green scored 132 1/2.Field & Stream Online Editors
Dimitry Vaynberg in Reader Shots for January 2007
Dimitry Vaynberg from Montvale, N.J. hauled this 25-pound muskie from the Delaware River near Dingmans Ferry.Field & Stream Online Editors
David Saunders and Colin Drozdowski in Reader Shots for January 2007
David Saunders, right, and Colin Drozdowski with their day's worth of geese and pheasants from a hunt in Pierre, S.D.Field & Stream Online Editors
Carson Crawford in Reader Shots for January 2007
Four-year-old Carson Crawford with a bluegill caught on his first fishing trip from his grandfather's pond in Illinois.Field & Stream Online Editors
Domenic J Sebben, Jr in Reader Shots for January 2007
This 24-inch, 4 1/2-pound brown trout was caught on a night crawler in northwestern Connecticut by Domenic J Sebben, Jr.Field & Stream Online Editors
John Mircetich in Reader Shots for January 2007
After three unsuccessful attempts at a California black bear, John Mircetich, 82, was finally successful in Trinity County, Calif.Field & Stream Online Editors
Thomas Orozco in Reader Shots for January 2007
Thomas Orozco, 6, of Union City, Calif., reeled in this barracuda while fishing in the 2006 International Game Fish Association's Junior Angler World Championship. He placed fourth in the small fry boys division.Field & Stream Online Editors
Christine Lutheran in Reader Shots for January 2007
Christine Lutheran shot this 10-pointer in Amesville, Ohio. This was her first year hunting, and her first time out with a gun. "The boys tell me I won't get another one this big, but we will just see about that," she says.Field & Stream Online Editors
Joe Harris in Reader Shots for January 2007
Joe Harris, from Lexington, Ky., downed this 10-pointer last November.Field & Stream Online Editors
Jennifer Miyake in Reader Shots for January 2007
Jennifer Miyake with her personal record bass from the Castaic Lagoon in California.Field & Stream Online Editors
Cole Pennell in Reader Shots for January 2007
Cole Pennell, 13, bagged a 12-point buck with a 75-yard shot while on a combination deer and duck-hunting trip in southwest Texas.Field & Stream Online Editors
Ashley Smith in Reader Shots for January 2007
Ashley Smith with her 9-point that she shot in late December. She was also fortunate enough to tag an 8-pointer this season.Field & Stream Online Editors
James Dill in Reader Shots for January 2007
James Dill with his first big buck, an 8-pointer, taken near Danville, Ark. with a muzzleloader on public land.Field & Stream Online Editors
Frank Leone in Reader Shots for January 2007
I caught this Spanish mackerel on a redhead lure in Placencia, Belize. The trip also produced shark, tuna, bonefish, snapper, horse eye jack, and barracuda.--Frank LeoneField & Stream Online Editors
Ryan Jones in Reader Shots for January 2007
Ryan Jones, 13, with his first cow elk that he shot on a hunt in northwestern Colorado in late December.Field & Stream Online Editors
Heather Flete in Reader Shots for January 2007
Heather Flete, 4, caught this bass out of a pond at Fort Stewart in Georgia. "A little known secret is that many military bases in the U.S. offer some great fishing, and they are open to the public," says her father, Ray Flete.Field & Stream Online Editors
Bill Flynn in Reader Shots for January 2007
Bill Flynn downed this goat in Colorado last fall. He had to hike for five hours to get his shot. The billy had 9 1/2-inch horns.Field & Stream Online Editors
Jim Pahl in Reader Shots for January 2007
Jim Pahl of Appleton, Wis. shot this 9-pointer in northern Wisconsin the day after Thanksgiving. The buck had an 18 1/2-inch inside spread and weighed 210 pounds, dressed.Field & Stream Online Editors
Andy Eicher in Reader Shots for January 2007
This 23 1/2-pound gobbler was shot by Andy Eicher in Eastern Iowa. He had a 10 1/2-inch beard and 1 1/4-inch spurs. "It was my first time turkey hunting, and I am totally hooked," says Eicher.Field & Stream Online Editors
Daniel Gorans in Reader Shots for January 2007
Twelve-year-old, Daniel Gorans shot this 400-pound bear near Brownsville, Calif. with is Ruger .243.Field & Stream Online Editors
Caleb Schmitt in Reader Shots for January 2007
Caleb Schmitt, 13, shot this Wisconsin whitetail with his .30/06.Field & Stream Online Editors
Nick LaChapelle in Reader Shots for January 2007
This buck was shot by Nick LaChapelle near St. Ignace in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The 10-pointer had an 18-inch spread.Field & Stream Online Editors
Karl Johnson in Reader Shots for January 2007
Karl Johnson from Wilmington, Del., shot this buck, his first deer, three days after his 14th birthday in southern Chester County, Pa.Field & Stream Online Editors
Jessica Meppelink in Reader Shots for January 2007
Jessica Meppelink, 12, and her father, Jamie, with Jessica's first whitetail buck. She shot it near Cadillac, Mich. this past fall with her .243 Winchester.Field & Stream Online Editors
Chase Barrett in Reader Shots for January 2007
Chase Barrett of Baton Rouge, La. downed this 11-pointer with a10-yard shot.Field & Stream Online Editors
Philip Forrest, Walt Kendzierski, Milk Dud in Reader Shots for January 2007
(Pictured from left to right) Philip Forrest, 8, Walt Kendzierski, Milk Dud on a fall pheasant hunt in Ohio.Field & Stream Online Editors
Jessi Crockett in Reader Shots for January 2007
Jessi Crockett, 9, of Bluefield, Va. with a stringer full of trout.Field & Stream Online Editors
Alayna Gallardo in Reader Shots for January 2007
Alayna Gallardo, 5, with her prize catch, a pin perch, caught in Corpus Christi Bay at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station.Field & Stream Online Editors
Troy Hebert in Reader Shots for January 2007
Troy Hebert of Jeanerette, La. took this nice 8-pointer in early January.Field & Stream Online Editors
Renee Coy in Reader Shots for January 2007
Renee Coy with her 4x5 blacktail buck in Molalla, Ore.Field & Stream Online Editors
David Dees in Reader Shots for January 2007
David Dees shot this buck while waiting to be picked up with a doe he shot earlier in the day. "I took my rifle and fired a shot, but there was only a click--no bullet," says Dees. "I quickly shucked one in and took him at 180 yards."Field & Stream Online Editors
Marty Blashfield and Jim Anderson in Reader Shots for January 2007
Marty Blashfield and Jim Anderson with their prize catches of the day. "All the bragging rights belonged to Blashfield that day," says Anderson.Field & Stream Online Editors
Gavin Harvey in Reader Shots for January 2007
Gavin Harvey, from Stamford, Conn., got this big 10-pointer in southern Texas in early December.Field & Stream Online Editors
Josh Dittmer in Reader Shots for January 2007
Josh Dittmer from Fairfield, Nebraska had seen this buck for months, but it wasn't until mid-December that he was able to get a shot at him. Dittmer stuck this 8-pointer with a 15-yard shot with his bow.Field & Stream Online Editors
Mike Fox in Reader Shots for January 2007
Mike Fox caught this 22-inch brown trout on the Wautauga River in Elizabethton, Tenn.Field & Stream Online Editors
Tinsley Setters in Reader Shots for January 2007
13-year-old, Tinsley Setters with her second doe of the season. This was her first year deer hunting.Field & Stream Online Editors
Brad Faulk in Reader Shots for January 2007
Brad Faulk from Pleasant Garden, N.C. downed this buck in mid-November in Indiana.Field & Stream Online Editors
Chris Dangler in Reader Shots for January 2007
15-year-old Chris Dangler with his first gobbler. The bird weighed just over 22 pounds and had a 7-inch beard.Field & Stream Online Editors
Mike Stone in Reader Shots for January 2007
Mike Stone of Boise, Idaho tug this buck, his first deer, at the age of 30.Field & Stream Online Editors
Sienna Fontaine in Reader Shots for January 2007
Sienna Fontaine reeled in this bass from Lake Iroquois in Vermont.Field & Stream Online Editors
Taylor Daugherty in Reader Shots for January 2007
Taylor Daugherty and his father, Shawn, on their first duck hunt together in December 2006.Field & Stream Online Editors
Andy Mayer in Reader Shots for January 2007
Andy Mayer caught this monster rainbow while fishing in upstate New York in November. "The browns and rainbows were running rampant," says Mayer.Field & Stream Online Editors
Megan Fenstermacker in Reader Shots for January 2007
Megan Fenstermacker, 15, shot this muley on her first deer hunt in North Dakota.Field & Stream Online Editors