Week of May 9, 2004

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Last Chance Fulfilled
Nine-year-old Keenan Polanco, from Silver City, N.Mex., took his first buck from 180 yards on the last day of his November 2002 hunt. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Double Haul
Kellen Stuart, 10, of Morrison, Colo., singlehandedly caught and landed two 23-pound northern pike in one day on a Saskatchewan reservoir. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Ridge Runner
Tyler Young of Fox Creek, Alberta, was hunting along a draw on his favorite ridge when a doe busted from some brush. This big buck was following right behind her. Outdoor Life Online Editor
A Heritage Hunt
The Karnedy kids of Nokomis, Fla., continued a tradition of hunting with their grandfather and tagged this nice buck at a Vermont deer camp. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Years ago, Texas introduced redfish into fresh water. They thrive on shad, as seen by this 22-pounder caught by Ron Diver of Schertx, Tex. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Sibling Rivalry
Tim Stewart, left, of Lewisville, Tex., travels annually to his brother's farm in West Virginia during rifle season. On the last trip he took this eight-point buck, the biggest on the land so far. Outdoor Life Online Editor
LxWxH = 1 Big Buck
This heavy-beamed eight-pointer was taken in Buffalo County, Neb., by high school math teacher Roger Thomsen of Kearney. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Using a 5½-foot ultralight rod and 10-pound-test line, Irv Miles of Findlay, Ohio, managed to boat this 16-pound walleye in Quebec's Trout Lake. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Thanksgiving Buck
Nathon Havel of Brussels, Wis., gave thanks for this bruiser whitetail he tagged on Thanksgiving morning. The buck had 14 points and an 18-inch spread and weighed 172 pounds. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Wake-up Call
Tom Jones of Oswego, N.Y., watched as this trophy buck bedded 100 yards from his stand. Finally, at 4 p.m., he got up and came within range. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Cleaning Up
A pea-sized chunk of green sponge is all it took for Mark Kuhns of Grand Gorge, N.Y., to lure this 24-pound chinook on the Salmon River. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Like Father, Like Son
Corey Goff of Delmar, Del., took this eight-pointer on the last day of the shotgun season. His dad, Steve, was shown with his whitetail in our first Deer of the Year feature in 1997. Outdoor Life Online Editor