Reader Shots: Photos of the Week

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This 230-pound buck in full velvet was the first deer ever shot by 13-year-old Eric Schmidt of Green Bay, WI. Field & Stream Online Editors
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This is Kristin McDowell’s first salmon. The king weighed in at a whopping 55-pounds. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Nate Scott, 6, with his first turkey shot near Huntington, AR. The bird was called in by his grandfather, Steve Scott, and the trophy weighed 25 pounds. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Andrew Koukoulas of East Northport, NY, took this moose on a hunt in Alberta. Field & Stream Online Editors
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“Even the wildlife can’t get enough Field & Stream,” says George Johnson of Weatherly, PA. Field & Stream Online Editors
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The rest of these photos might not have made it into our picks of the week, but check them out, because they’re still pretty cool. Here are the runners up. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Patrick Apice with a 42-inch striped bass caught on the Delaware River near Philadelphia, PA. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Brian Tindall of Emeryville, CA, shot this brown bear on the west side of Cook Inlet on the Iniskin Peninsula. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Danny Goad scored this 250-pound Axis buck near Uvalde, TX, in March 2008. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Rick McDowell guided Rand Rodgers to this nice B&C; muley in Colorado. Field & Stream Online Editors
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John Wille of Lima, Peru, with a monster mountain goat shot in Alaska. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Christopher Hart of Gambier, OH, was both nervous and excited before his first dog-assisted boar hunt. But he stayed focused and killed this 245-pounder with a knife of April 26th of this year in Georgia. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Brock Cameron hoists a 32-inch walleye he nailed in Mississippi with a purple jig. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Ty Walden with a buck he shot near Perrinton, Michigan. This was Walden’s first bow-killed deer. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Randy Smith of Casco, Michigan, called in this 23-pound gobbler on the second day of the spring season. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Sarah Shrout, 10, shot this feral hog last fall with a crossbow while hunting in a Georgia WMA. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Remember Beverly Smith with the lion in last week’s gallery? She’s a mean shot when it comes to hog hunting, too. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Reverend Steven Mulder of with a beautiful turkey he shot near Holland, Michigan. This is Mulder’s first bird. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Patrick Hebert of Buffalo, NY, caught this spawned-out lake trout on the Niagara River during his first trip of the year. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Buddies Bill Anderson and Kim Kaufman with two big birds shot near Millersburg, OH. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Dan Freitas battled this 45-pound king salmon near Beluga Glacier, AK. Field & Stream Online Editors
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James Eichinger of Buffalo, NY, with a 12-pound Lake Ontario brown trout. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Cody Buhr with his first turkey. He shot it this April while hunting in Wisconsin with his dad. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Three-year-old Will Yates of Moneta, VA, already knows just how to get it done at his favorite crappie spot. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Ken Schweitzer nabbed this big golden trout using a live minnow in Jordan Creek near Whitehall, PA. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Addison Hendricks of Virginia, MN, captured this shot of a crazy snowmobiler attempting to skip across a stream near Lake Vermillion. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Ty Jackson of Murphy, TX, with a nice buck. Field & Stream Online Editors
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There’s nothing like winter kayak fishing for stripers in Georgia. Mark Burkhart hooked up this 20-pounder on Carters Lake. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Joel Bradford of Colchester, VT, shot both of these deer three minutes apart. The buck weighed 168 pounds and the doe weighed 121 pounds. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Clint Gregory with his first ever bow kill – a 20-pound gobbler taken in Nebraska. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Scott Jacobs sight-casted to this carp in Indiana’s Brookville Lake. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Conner Morello with his first gobbler of the season. It took about 30 minutes to call in this bird while hunting near Clovis, CA. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Jacob Thoele of Tyler, TX, holds up a nice red snapper double-header he hooked in the Gulf. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Ken Schneider of Owego, NY with a 21-pound bird shot this season. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Jim Donahue with a fat javelina boar he shot near Rye, AZ. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Nicholas Tarpoff dropped this coyote at 185 yards. The animal had been harassing local farmers and cows near Edwardsville, IL. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Christy Matsell of Roseburg, OR, shows the bounty of a good day of duck hunting. Field & Stream Online Editors
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During his final fishing trip before getting married, Jason Stanek stuck this 28-inch largemouth near Clermont, FL. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Jim W. Harrison used a chartreuse jig in 60 feet of water to fool this hybrid striper bass on Hartwell Lake in Georgia. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Paul D. Laverack caught this 28-inch walleye near Holdrege, NE. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Colin Wehrle’s second cast with a Rapala Shad Rap earned him this 4-pound largemouth near Rock Island, IL. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Jon Nafzger proudly shows off this nice rainbow trout caught in the Brooks River in Alaska. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Colin Ketterer of Westerville, OH, caught this little blacktip shark off the beach while on vacation in Fort Myers, FL. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Russ Smith got this 9-pound bass to wallop a pink plastic worm on a private pond in Laurens County, SC. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Young Joe Carter with a rather lovely skipjack herring. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Vincent Lusardi and James Mirance get pumped up over a couple slammer bluefish the hooked in Long Island Sound near Kings Point, NY. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Wayne Johnson of West Point, UT, with a 5-pound rainbow he pulled through the ice at Strawberry Reservoir. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Cory Gruntman, 13, called in this turkey himself while hunting in Missouri. This is Gruntman’s first bird. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Sam Hinds of Comanche, OK, shot this 10-point buck during the 2007 deer season. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Robert J Edwards of Richmond, VA, caught this citation smallmouth on the New River. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Jonathan Creed, 12, shot this 22-pound turkey on youth day near Niles, OH. Field & Stream Online Editors