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Rick Garrett of Louisville, KY, says helping his grandson Matt get on his first turkey was one of the most rewarding hunting experiences of his life. Field & Stream Online Editors
Craig Brewer and his net man/son Bailey combined angling efforts to boat this giant muskie. Field & Stream Online Editors
Alex Uphoff took this big buck in Central Illinois last season. Field & Stream Online Editors
Kevin Van De Graaff of Gilbert, AZ, took this buffalo during a 2007 hunt. 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
Daniel and Noreen Thaw of Bumpass, VA, both landed their first king salmon during a trip to Talkeetna, AK, this past June. Field & Stream Online Editors
Kevin Carter hoists an impressive 40-pound blue catfish from Lake Tillery in North Carolina. Field & Stream Online Editors
Brian Pitre scored this fat rainbow trout on Pennsylvania’s Spring Creek. Field & Stream Online Editors
John Kenimer of Goodhope, GA, shot this 8-point buck during the 2007 season. Field & Stream Online Editors
Jerry Koedoot of Crystal Lake, IL, hooked into this 50-inch muskie in Northwestern Ontario using a classic red-and-white Daredevil. Field & Stream Online Editors
Alex Clark of Blythewood, SC, caught this 175-pound halibut near Montague Island at the mouth of Prince William Sound. Field & Stream Online Editors
Luke Donigan traveled from Liverpool, NY, to Skagway, AK, for some vacation relaxation and a little king salmon action, which didn’t fail to impress. Field & Stream Online Editors
Clifford Konnerth shot this 7-point buck on a windy day near North Haledon, NJ. Field & Stream Online Editors
Patrick Ward made the journey from Minneapolis to British Columbia for king salmon, and ended up crossing paths with this 50-plus-pounder. Field & Stream Online Editors
Tommy Scott of Lynchburg, VA, shot both of these bucks a few minutes apart with his crossbow. Field & Stream Online Editors
Caleb Melton hooked this fat pike on a Mepps Cyclops during a trip to Ontario. He released the fish right after this photo was snapped. Field & Stream Online Editors
Andrew Schlader of Oxford, MI, fought it out with this 22-pound carp on Goodyear Lake this July. Field & Stream Online Editors
Dan Clark of Landgraff, WV, shot this pheasant in South Korea on Jeju Island during his honeymoon. Field & Stream Online Editors
Shawn Reuter of Athens, GA, battled this near 12-pound bass on a lake he had been fishing for 25 years. It was the biggest bass he had ever taken from these waters. Field & Stream Online Editors
Jay Langenstein of Troy, IL, had this 52-pound cat inhale a piece of cut-bait in the Mel Price Lock and Dam. Field & Stream Online Editors
Brian Gottschalk of Poughkeepsie, NY, with his first Long Island striper. Field & Stream Online Editors
Peter Mosby of Aurora, CO, fed a fly to this little shark while fishing in the Florida Keys. Field & Stream Online Editors
Zack Grimm of Yarmouth, ME, holds a 22-inch rainbow trout caught last May. Field & Stream Online Editors
Jeremiah Windscheffel used a live leech to catch this 24-inch pike on Lake Kabetogama. Field & Stream Online Editors
Damien Rzepka of Macedon, NY, fooled these bass on Black Lake on live crayfish. Field & Stream Online Editors
Robbie Johnson proudly poses with his first black bear kill. Field & Stream Online Editors
Eason Cargo of Duluth, GA, with a 37-inch Lake Rainey pike. Field & Stream Online Editors
Ron Garcia or Salinas, CA, got a shock from this big grass carp when it grabbed his bass lure during an outing on a private pond in Iowa. Field & Stream Online Editors
Alexis Berry, 11, poses with her first buck. She shot it while hunting with her dad near St. Johnsonville, NY. Field & Stream Online Editors
Paul Rawson of Byram, MS, hold two chunky largemouth he caught in May. Field & Stream Online Editors
Jake Krish, left, hooked into this bass while fishing a pond owned by a friend near Louisville, KY. Field & Stream Online Editors
Garrett Apodaca of Albuquerque, NM, jigged up this walleye on Fort Sumner Lake. Field & Stream Online Editors
Dale Kukucka of Southbury, CT, hooked this 37-inch pike on Lake Zoar while bass fishing. Field & Stream Online Editors
Jim Sufka of Grand Junction, CO, with a nice walleye. Field & Stream Online Editors
Carol McCord of Winthrop, WA, shows off a nice rainbow trout from Hawkins Reservoir. Field & Stream Online Editors
Tommy West of Owego, NY, caught this 28-inch northern pike in Cranberry Lake. Field & Stream Online Editors
Colin Gload of Parkton, MD, caught this smallmouth on Lake Champlain in New York. Field & Stream Online Editors
Terry Condon of Horseheads, NY, got this nice bass to eat a Mann’s Grape Jelly Worm while fishing in Pennsylvania. Field & Stream Online Editors
Ryan Shola hooked this little striper while casting a fluke lure near Clarke Hill, GA. Field & Stream Online Editors
Bryan Lockman trolled up this pike on Forest Lake in Pennsylvania. Field & Stream Online Editors
Steven Justice used cut shad to get the attention of this 25-pound cat on the Santee Cooper River in South Carolina. Field & Stream Online Editors