Week of May 9, 2004

Last Chance Fulfilled

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

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

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

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
Cross-Breeding

Cross-Breeding

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

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
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This heavy-beamed eight-pointer was taken in Buffalo County, Neb., by high school math teacher Roger Thomsen of Kearney.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Outmatched?

Outmatched?

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

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

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

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

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