Your Best Shots With Bows

Jonathan Dahlstrom of Pocatello, Idaho, with a 6-by-6 bull he took with his compound bow.Field & Stream Online Editors
In December I harvested a green score 192 2/8 SCI non-typical with a perfect 5x5 main frame and 3 non-typical points on each side. Each side also had a beautiful drop tine and a double eye guard on the left.
--Dr. Ross Simonds
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"After still-hunting in steep, high-altitude pines all day we took this big muley buck at 2:00 p.m. after sneaking to within 30 yards of him," says Jason E. Golly, of Orem, Utah. "This is the second big buck we've taken from this spot in as many years and both times I forgot to put my camera in my backpack! We had to bone and cape him out due to the nasty terrain so this is the best photo we could get. Equipment--Browning bow, Gold Tip 5575 arrow, NAP Spitfire broadhead."Field & Stream Online Editors
New to hunting, Pete Cavallar, 47, shot this nice buck (his first) with a compound bow in Summit County, Ohio.Field & Stream Online Editors
Greg Thomas shot this nice 10-pointer this past November.Field & Stream Online Editors
Ruger Miller, 9, downed this monster with his crossbow in Minerva, Ohio. The 14-pointer had a green score of 171 and a 26 1/2-inch inside spread.Field & Stream Online Editors
"We got to within 200 yards of the billy, but either because I can't shoot a gun or the gun being dropped out of the boat before the hike, I missed. Fortunately I had brought along my bow, so I grabbed it and took off at a dead run, straight down the hill and straight back up, to get to where he had stopped.
"With no strength left because of my mad dash it took every thing I had to pull my bow back at 40 yards. I killed him with my second shot. If I had more time I would tell you about running out of day light, running back up the mountain for my backpack, almost breaking my neck, hiking off the mountain in the dark, passing out twice, plus many many other scary but exciting adventures on our way back to camp." --Shane Yearian
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Justin Fabian, 23, killed this pronghorn buck in Colorado on his first antelope hunt.Field & Stream Online Editors
Thay Lee, Ph.D., a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of California, Irvine, downed this Manitoba black bear this past winter.Field & Stream Online Editors
Jeremie Moore downed this buck last December with his bow.Field & Stream Online Editors
Alex Steffens arrowed this 11-point, Iowa buck last October.Field & Stream Online Editors
Sam Huff, of Missouri, with a 177-inch buck.Field & Stream Online Editors
Chad Larsen took this whitetail buck last November in Northeast Iowa.Field & Stream Online Editors
Derek McGee's largest bow kill, a 5 1/2-year old, 8-point buck, shot on the McGee Ranch in Goldthwaite, Texas.Field & Stream Online Editors
Dennis Fike holds a pronghorn buck he shot at 35-yards in Colorado.Field & Stream Online Editors
John Russo harvested this black bear at Fort McMurry in Alberta, Canada.Field & Stream Online Editors
Matthew Gadbois with a nice tom.Field & Stream Online Editors
Josh Hastings and his first elk taken by bow.Field & Stream Online Editors
Maurice "Reece" Carter shot this 23-pound gobbler on private land near Whitestone, Virginia from 17 yards away with this Hoyt MT Sport that he borrowed from a friend. It was his first bow kill.Field & Stream Online Editors
While bow hunting for deer, Scott Pretzer was able to stalk and kill this coyote.Field & Stream Online Editors
Alex Grable and a friend bowfished for these grass carp.Field & Stream Online Editors
"Last year my best friend and I were out bass fishing when we saw these huge fish jumping out of the water. After getting close to one we dicovered that they were huge carp. Being an avid bowhunter I decided I wanted to try and shoot them with my bow.
"After missing a few i finally hit this one. It took us over half an hour to get it into the boat. When we hung it on my scale we determined it weighed 53 pounds (the scale only goes up to 50 pounds but it wrapped around to the 3 again).
"About a month later my best friend told me he had read on the Massachussetts wildlife page that the state record for carp was 44 pounds and that carp could be taken with bow and arrow for the record. Boy I sure wish I could had that fish back to turn it in. Oh well I know where there are more for next year!" --Jason Canaday
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Jason Crites hauled in this 20-pound carp while bow fishing near Alma, Mich.Field & Stream Online Editors
Blake Snow shot these at Lake O' the Pines in Texas.Field & Stream Online Editors
James De Marco fans out his first turkey taken with a bow, a 19 pounder in Callicoon, NY. "The best tasting turkey I've ever had," James says. "I am hooked for life!"Field & Stream Online Editors
John D. Russo shot this carp in Mobile, Ala. with his son earlier this June.Field & Stream Online Editors
This is 8-year-old, Tommy Sancic's first buck. The nice 9-point was taken with a crossbow, while hunting with his grandfather in Cadiz, Ohio.Field & Stream Online Editors
Allan Cone shot this 10-pound carp bow fishing in Georgia.Field & Stream Online Editors
Angela Shouse went hunting for the first time ever and shot this 7-point buck at 20 yards with her Browning Micro Midas II.Field & Stream Online Editors
Jake Danner from Augusta, Kan. downed this buck, his first, this past season.Field & Stream Online Editors