October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Ryan Hite, of Alaska, shot this bull moose on September 14. The antlers measured 53 inches wide.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

This 44 1/2-inch northern pike bit a #9 Rapala Taildancer that Darrel Brauer was trolling behind his canoe. He released the fish after snapping this photo. Fred Lake, Ontario.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Alex Tanner shot this elk with his bow while it was lying in a wallow. The 5x6 bull measured 291 inches. Central Oregon.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

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 grossed scored 175.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Jack Weix and company with a bull moose taken in Minnesota. It had a 60 inch spread and green scored 182 5/8.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Dana Siekawitch drew a big bull tag for Washington's Yakima 342 Unit, and he shot this 6x7 on the last day of his hunt. "It took 8 years to get drawn," says Siekawitch, "and it was worth the wait."Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

At 40 yards, Donald Vargo shot this bull with his compound bow. Vargo, of Middleburg Heights, OH, was hunting in Colorado.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Sam Miran took this greater kudu in South Africa on his first safari. The horns measured 56 1/2 inches.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Thirteen-year-old Mason Cooper shot his first buck, a 140-pound blacktail, this October. He was hunting near Hayfork, CA.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Benjamin Dorfman, 7, holds his first smallmouth, which he caught in a tributary to Lake Champlain in Ferrisburg, VT.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

James Garcia kneels behind a big buck antelope in Roy, NM. The horns measured 17 1/2 inches.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

"Her game face was on that night," says Kevin Sime of his mother, Sue Berger. This 19-plus-pound channel cat was a personal best for Berger, who caught the fish in Lake Mendota, Wisconsin.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Lucy Hynes, of Meridian, ID, hoists her biggest catch from her first season of fishing.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Dan Powell of St. Clairsville, OH, with a nice buck.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

On a recent safari in Tanzania, William Miller of Findlay, OH, shot this buff. "I hope you enjoy the picture as mush as I enjoyed the trip," Miller says.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

On Labor Day, Brian Wohletz took his son and daughter fishing north of Topeka, KS. The largemouths shown here weighed a combined 7 3/4 pounds.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Gene Brumett caught this king near Wellston, Mich., in early October, then headed back to his home in Surgoionsville, Tenn. "Already can't wait until next year!" Brumett says.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Jonas Sanders, 7, of Fargo, ND, holds a largemouth he caught at West Leaf Lake in Minnesota.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Mike Blehar stands with his 11-year-old son, Sam, who caught this 24-inch rainbow in Beaver Creek, south of Pittsburgh. He was using a 5-weight fly rod with a green weenie terrestrial.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Barbara Wilson caught this 2 1/2 pound largemouth, her first, while fishing with her husband and friends in the Manatawish Waters in Wisconsin.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Stephanie Green shot this buck, her first, while hunting on her family's property with her friend Tiffany. "We would like to say that we bring home the bacon," says Green.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

I know this is only a squirrel, but I just recently began hunting and to me this was as big an accomplishment as a white tail buck! Well, close anyway... --Ronna Megan Miles, Cowan Creek, KentuckyField & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Kaitie Counts, 11, shot this buck in August. She and her father, Walter, had been keeping tabs on the 8-point for a year. "She made a perfect shot through dense woods," Walter says. The deer outweighed her by 100 pounds.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

"Big" Al Valdez caught this 14-pound, 11-ounce bass in Hensley Lake in California.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Meegan Turnbeaugh took this buck with her bow at 10 yards in a Missouri poplar bluff.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

While fishing off of South Andros Island in the Bahamas, Steve Ackerman caught this 40-plus-pound yellowfin tuna.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Josephine shot this bull nyala on her first day hunting, while on Safari with her boyfriend Sam Miran in South Africa. She had been averse to hunting before the trip, but decided to try it after Miran had a successful lion hunt.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Doug Watkins caught this (and other) salmon on the Pere Marquette River. He was fishing with a 9-foot 8-weight fly rod and using stone flies, eggs, and egg sucking leach patterns.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

"My first big game animal with a rifle!" says Gage Harwick, 12, of Gordon, WI. Gage shot the pronghorn buck in Wyoming with a .25-06 at 200 yards.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Robert Rowland of Shedd, Oregon, shows off his catch of brookies to his triplet siblings at Big Marsh Creek. Labor Day.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

This is my first deer. What a way to start off. He weighed in at 200 pounds field dressed with a killer 13-point rack. I took him in White County, Indiana, on October 14, 2007, at 6:30 PM.
--Justin Rowland, Goshen, IN
Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

John Caruso (right) and his friend hold fish weighing 34 pounds 4 ounces and 33 pounds 8 ounces, respectively. Algoma, WI.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Kenny Canard, of Mountain View, AR, shot this 6x6 in Oklahoma. The bull scored 341, and "will not be forgotten," Canard says.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Jolie, AJ, and two pheasants at the Andersons Ranch in South Dakota.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Stan Bastan of Tallahassee, FL, poses with a buck that weighed 265 pounds and scored 170 2/8. He shot it Michigan this October.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

"As a father I thought these were worth showing off," says Hank Gardner. Here, his son holds two bass.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Shaun Reeg shot this piebald buck on October 11th. Whitetails are piebald as the result of genetic variances, which usually occur in less than one percent of populations, according to Maryland's Department of Natural Resources.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Tom Church shot this pronghorn buck this October on a ranch northeast of Melstone, MT.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Kevin Gancarz with a salmon on the Manistee River in September.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Here Gancarz' friend Randy Hansen holds his own catch while on the same fishing trip.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Ty Geerdes, of Sioux Falls, SD, with a string of sauger, walleye, and saugeye, which he caught in 20 minutes at a place he calls "The Rock."Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Matt Merical is from Marshalltown, IA, but he caught this channel catfish on the Red River in Lockport, Manitoba. "My friends and family call me Smoothy," Merical says. "I would rather fish for catfish than any other species. No scales equals 'Smoothy.'"Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Phil Stevens holds a couple of trout he caught while fly-fishing with his father at Bennett Springs State Park in Lebanon, MO.¿¿ "We kept these for a nice meal at the lodge that evening," Stevens says.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

Ralph Hansen hoists a big salmon.Field & Stream Online Editors
October Snapshots, Part II

October Snapshots, Part II

"Man what scouting can do for you," says Justin Hall, who shot this buck on September 13th.Field & Stream Online Editors