The Bucks of Autumn

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Pete Cavallar, 47, took this nice buck (his first) with a compound bow in Summit County, Ohio.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Dan Powell of St. Clairsville, Ohio, with a nice buck.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Says Chad Knutson: “Many years have gone by with no luck and a lot of time spent in a tree. But 3 hours into the 2007 bow season I was able to arrow this beauty at 25 yards. Patience finally paid off.”

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

After watching this buck with his trail camera for a year, Pat Falkner tagged it last November.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Last October, Alex Steffens arrowed this 11-point, Iowa buck.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Larry Brezenski, of Omaha, NE, shot this buck in September with his bow, about 5 yards from a ground blind. The 13-pointer had a 19-inch inside spread, weighed roughly 250 pounds, and gross scored 175.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Austin Schwark, shown with his dad, Michael, downed this 14-pointer last November.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Matthew Christenson shot this 10-pointer in Minnesota.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Chad Larsen took this whitetail last November in northeastern Iowa.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Pat Bayne of Warrenton, Mo. shot this big 10-pointer on opening day of 2006.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Doug Farmer took this 8-point in Wyoming County, Pa.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Phil Williams harvested this 10-point in Vilas County, Wis. The 6 1/2-year-old buck weighed 198 1/2 pounds dressed and green scored 165. Williams shot it with his bow in the evening; he had been hunting it for three years.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Meegan Turnbeaugh shot this buck with her bow at 10 yards in a Missouri poplar bluff.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Twelve-year old Libby Hodge shot this 8-pointer during a youth hunt in Montcalm County, Mich.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Near Calhoun, Mo., Shelly Bowden took this 9-point at 80 yards with open sights and a .50 caliber Omega muzzleloader.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Brent Lindstrom of East Grand Forks, Minn., took this 10-point last fall.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Mark paddles a canoe with a nice buck.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

After three years of hunting, Monica Runge, 16, got her first buck last year.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Brothers Brad, 15, and Austin, 13, got their first bucks on the same day within 20 minutes of each other in Clarksville, Tenn.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

David Earl and his gang shot these three 4-pointers on their first day of a Washington whitetail hunt last year.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Ben Wagner with a buck he killed near his home in Roanoke, Ill.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

“I just started hunting, and this 7-pointer was my first deer. I never realized how much fun hunting is.” – Jessica Bradberry, 19.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Jake Danner, of Augusta, Kansas, downed his first buck last season.

Reader snapshots of bucks killed in the fall, posted on halloween

Ralph Winkler of Escanaba, Michigan, hunts each season with his daughter (and best hunting partner)¿¿Mackenzie Pfeiffer, of Chelsea, Michigan.