Reader Shots: Photos of the Week

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Greg Braaksma and one-year-old daughter Clara are all smiles over Greg’s turkey he shot in eastern Montana. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Teresa Vaughn of Rapid City, SD, with a near 8-foot black bear she shot outside Saskatoon. The bear ranked #39 in the SCI record book. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Bruce Jabaay with his trophy after a long day of hunting in Nambia last July. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Michael Atwood’s long hike to a high mountain lake near Leadville, CO, paid off when he stuck this monster 27-inch, 6-pound cutthroat trout. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Dale Reisert of Coram, NY, took a 31-yard shot at this buck while hunting in Iowa. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Who says there’s no big fish in the big city? Joe Apice nailed this chunky striper in the Delaware River on the Philadelphia, PA, waterfront. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Beverly C. Smith shot this lion while hunting in Africa during the summer of 2006. Field & Stream Online Editors
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All it took to fool this 34-inch lake trout was a “trusty Northland buckshot spoon,” according to angler Jay Siemens. He hooked this trophy on Lake of the Woods in Ontario. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Jeremy Pagano (right) helped guide clients to this monster sheep in Colorado. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Bob Gunderson of Canton, GA, clearly couldn’t have been happier with this turkey he shot. He took it to the taxidermist so he could cherish it eternally. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Zach Robbins hauls a 68-pound blue catfish from the Mississippi River into the boat for a quick “lap dance” before releasing the trophy. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Andy McIntyre with his first Pope and Young mule deer taken with his bow near Sparwood, BC. Field & Stream Online Editors
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After a long day of hunting near Nome, AK, Matthew Culley rides out with the trophy from his bull moose secured to his ATV. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Kathy Wooten kisses a steelhead she caught on Oregon’s Wilson River. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Jayson Shaffer of Prescott Valley, AZ, fought this 85-pound lingcod for 45 minutes after hooking it up off Seward, Alaska. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Ray Poling, 17, of Ohio shot this 31-point buck with a crossbow. Field & Stream Online Editors
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This ten-pound walleye from the Ohio River was no match for the fish-fighting skills of Bader Hassan. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Robyne Gold of Bayton, TX, with a leopard she shot on a hunt in South Africa. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Jeff Hewitt’s bobcat taken during the 2007 Missouri deer season. He shot it with his AR-15. Field & Stream Online Editors
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What did William Robbins of Rock Hill, SC, do with his spring break? Busted out the turkey calls. Time well spent. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Clearly the Robbins boys are expert turkey callers. Here is William Robbins’s (previous photo) cousin Jacob with a tom he scored this April. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Curtis Wilson with a career best rainbow taken on the Kenai River in Alaska. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Rachel Sanger with her first muley buck taken while hunting with her father in western South Dakota. Field & Stream Online Editors
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This native Idaho bighorn ram kept giving Jonathan Dahlstrom the slip. But after a month of tracking, he finally caught up to it Field & Stream Online Editors
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Lana Dunkerley of Sugar Land, TX, caught this 15 1/2-inch largemouth. This is the biggest bass she’s ever landed. Field & Stream Online Editors
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After three days of trudging through New Zealand’s back country, Brian Grant fooled this heavy brown trout on a March Brown fly just minutes before the helicopter arrived to fly him out. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Luke Mingee caught this steelhead near Traverse City, Michigan. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Charles Standish with a giant snook he caught while rock-hopping on the Florida coast not too far from Orlando. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Michael Haege shot this buck on his 17th birthday. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Six-year-old Dakota Strubble with a nice crappie that put up a scrappy fight. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Ron Marks of Missoula, MT, shot this buck in an “undisclosed location.” Field & Stream Online Editors
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Brenda Schmitt with her three-year-old tom taken 15 minutes after turkey season opened near New Glarus, WI. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Tom and Chris Moore of Clearfield, PA, with two 20-plus-inch trout. This fat rainbow and golden were fooled in Little Clearfield Creek. Field & Stream Online Editors
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A nice haul of salmon caught out of McKinley Harbor near Milwaukee, WI. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Jerrich Banks, 9, with a 30-inch pike he hooked in Coeur d’Alene Lake in Idaho. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Fourteen-year-old Joe Everhart shot this jake during a youth day hunt on the eastern shore of Maryland. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Mike Anthony hooked this rainbow trout on the fly rod drifting a Copper John. To date, it’s the largest fish he’s pulled from Kinzua Creek in Pennsylvania. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Keith Knox poses with a black buck antelope he shot at LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, TX. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Rod Stoddard with the first buck he’s ever taken with a muzzleloader. He shot it near Cambridge, NE. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Mitch Wilson of Squaw Lake, MN, hooked into this sturgeon on the Rainy River while walleye fishing. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Cola, the 13-year-old chocolate Lab, doing what she does best for owner Steve Freese. Field & Stream Online Editors
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This 8-pound carp gave George Horvath quite a fight on the Millstone River near Princeton, NJ. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Christopher (left) and Billy Cooprider with a buck Christopher shot last November near Pembroke Pines, FL. Field & Stream Online Editors
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After dealing with the stress of teaching high school kids all week, Pere Ware of Chicago loves to unwind by bass fishing on the weekends. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Jason Morton’s trail cam caught these two bucks mid-fight near Chillicothe, OH. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Albert Peterson with his first elk taken just south of Butte, MT. Field & Stream Online Editors
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During his first trip of the year after ice-out, Michael L Balan hooked into this 30-inch pike on the fly. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Duane Ehrler with a buck he shot on his farm near Seneca, NY. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Kenneth Texeira of Falmouth, MA, never saw this buck while sitting in his ground blind, but his trail cam got a clear shot while the deer chowed down on some apples. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Mark McClure with his first gobbler shot in March near Birmingham, AL. Field & Stream Online Editors