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Spencer Babel, 1, of Lindsay, NE, may have to wait a while before he graduates to a mouth call and real shells, but he’s already got the pose down, complete with toy pump and box call. He was very excited about this bird, shot by his Uncle Terry. Field & Stream Online Editors
Ben Butzen of Fond Du Lac, WI, trolled up this 130-pound Pacific sailfish while on vacation in Costa Rica. Field & Stream Online Editors
Rachael Hart, 15, of Kalispell, MT, with a big deer she shot on a hunt near Malta, MT. Field & Stream Online Editors
Ronald M. Scherba of Clinton, NJ, shot this Red-Cape hartebeest during a safari hunt in Namibia. Field & Stream Online Editors
When Brett Johnson’s daughter needed a picture for her photography class, he busted out the 460 magnum and lit up the night. According to Johnson, his daughter got a big “wow” from her class when she showed them this photo. Field & Stream Online Editors
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
Jennifer Green of Houston, TX, dropped both of these toms with one shot while hunting in Harper, TX. Field & Stream Online Editors
Andrew Yonan heaves a 37-pound musky he battled near Hudson, WI. Field & Stream Online Editors
This trophy marked 14-year-old Shelby Winn’s first black bear taken with a bow. He shot it on public land in Trinity County, CA. Field & Stream Online Editors
To quote Matt Harrell of Woodlake, CA, “This is one of the best Game Faces I’ve ever seen.” This “face” came from a 50-pound king salmon caught in Alaska. Field & Stream Online Editors
Lance Woods, 15, of Bauxville, AR, got to miss a week of school to turkey hunt in New Mexico. We give this bird an A+. Field & Stream Online Editors
Phil Downing of La Crosse, WI, with a 29-ich walleye hooked up on the Mississippi River early this April. Field & Stream Online Editors
Logan Klein, 10, with a 28-inch pike he caught in Weidman Pond in Weidman, Michigan. Field & Stream Online Editors
Tamara Crabdree of Payson, AZ, with a 53-inch Cape kudu. She killed it with a 347-yard shot. Field & Stream Online Editors
Ashley Webb of LaPorte, TX, with her first Rio Grande turkey. She was hunting with her dad and grandfather. Field & Stream Online Editors
Martin Hager of Bowie, MD, caught this smallmouth on the Shenandoah River in West Virginia last November. Field & Stream Online Editors
Jim Snodgrass put two arrows in this diamond back rattler while elk hunting in New Mexico. Field & Stream Online Editors
John Bottger of Richmond, VA, couldn’t get his sights on a turkey early in the morning, but he got a nice shot at this big crappie later in the afternoon. Field & Stream Online Editors
Rick Wolf with his first “wall-hanger.” He shot this buck near Douglasville, GA. Field & Stream Online Editors
Ygnacio Valenzuela with a big boar shot near Livermore, CA. Field & Stream Online Editors
Justin Andrews (center) of Wading River, NY, shows off his first turkey kill with pals Brandon and Chris. Field & Stream Online Editors
Allen Charette with two gator bluefish he whacked in the surf at Hatteras, NC. Field & Stream Online Editors
Damien Rzepka of Macedon, NY, says, “Once you try kayak fishing, you’ll be hooked.” He was after scoring this 21-inch bass. Field & Stream Online Editors
Dennis Fike of Hermitage, PA, with his first steelhead taken near Erie, PA. Field & Stream Online Editors
Joe and Chanse Lee with a haul of stripers and one fat cat from Texas’s Lake Whitney. Field & Stream Online Editors
Joe and Chanse Lee can not only catch fish (see previous photo), but they can shoot, too. This was their first quail hunt. Field & Stream Online Editors
Coby Wright, of Sand Rock Al, with a 16-pound channel cat caught from the family pond on 6-pound line and a crappie hook. Field & Stream Online Editors
Lindsay Holtzclaw shows off her first largemouth bass. She caught it on the Potomac River. Field & Stream Online Editors
Lauren Holtzclaw with a bass caught on the Occaquan River with a live worm. Field & Stream Online Editors
Trent Carr with a 19-inch smallmouth bass pulled from Dale Hollow Lake in Kentucky. Field & Stream Online Editors
Fifth-grader Madison Ermert of Corning, AR, with her first turkey, shot this April while hunting with her dad on youth day. Field & Stream Online Editors
Roy Martinsen, 87, scored this nice tom during a hunt near Decker, MT. Field & Stream Online Editors
Chase Noyes, 8, with his 50-pound halibut taken in Alaska. Field & Stream Online Editors
This is Tom Cole’s first turkey. It was harvested on opening day in Maine. Field & Stream Online Editors
Three-year-old Aden McDonald was quite proud of this largemouth catch, according to his aunt, Kristin Campbell. Field & Stream Online Editors
Dustin Brown of Springfield, MO, shot this 21-pound bird while hunting with his wife, who happens to be five months pregnant with their first son – a future hunter for sure! Field & Stream Online Editors
Justin Nicolson, 16, with his first gobbler. He shot it near Castro Valley, CA, and the bird topped the scale at 25 pounds. Field & Stream Online Editors
Raymond McCarthy shot this 12-point buck on state game land just outside of Killingworth, CT. Field & Stream Online Editors
Aaron Rowe took this nice trout on Pennsylvania’s Potato Creek with a Spuddler Joe’s Fly. Field & Stream Online Editors
Chandler Hamilton, 12, with her first gobbler shot in Arizona’s White Mountains with her single-shot 20-gauge. Field & Stream Online Editors
Ronnie Wright of Fayetteville, TN, shot this large male coyote on his grandfather’s farm during an evening hunt. Field & Stream Online Editors
Jake Freise, 10, lands a sand shark while striper fishing off Marshfield, MA. Field & Stream Online Editors
Steven hall nailed both of these carp in one shot while bowfishing near Centerville, UT. Field & Stream Online Editors
Greg Singleton of Manassas, VA, fooled this chunky rock bass with a Senko. Field & Stream Online Editors
John C. Zahray with a black duck taken in October, 2007, near Indian Lake, NY. Field & Stream Online Editors
O.J. Escareno gives his granddaughter a lesson in largemouth fishing on Easter Sunday near Eagle Pass, TX. Field & Stream Online Editors
Stephen Rush of Merna, NE, hooked this crappie using salmon eggs. Field & Stream Online Editors
Luis Vazquez Mellado (yellow shirt) poses with a fat bass taken near Laredo, TX. Field & Stream Online Editors
Chet Shaffer got this 18-inch, 6-pound brook trout to inhale a wax worm in a local stream near Montoursville, PA. Field & Stream Online Editors
Mike Morse and friend Adam of Ephratah, NY, shot these turkeys on opening day. They weighed in at 27 and 22 pounds. Field & Stream Online Editors
Heidi LaComb with her first king salmon – a 50-pounder – she hooked while fishing in Kenai, AK. Field & Stream Online Editors