Week of June 14, 2004

DREAM HUNT

DREAM HUNT

Tom Higgs of Yreka, Calif., fulfilled a lifelong dream last September when he shot the bull moose that carried this 64-inch set of antlers. Higgs took the bull in the Alaskan Yukon with his .338/06.Outdoor Life Online Editor
REASON TO SMILE

REASON TO SMILE

This happy angler is Pat Schroeder of Bellingham, Wash. Schroeder hooked onto a 34-pound chum salmon in Neets Bay, Alaska.Outdoor Life Online Editor
BOOK BUCK

BOOK BUCK

Fenimore, Calif., resident Lonnie Ritchey's Kodiak Sitka blacktail qualified for the Boone and Crockett Club record book with a score of 1096/8.Outdoor Life Online Editor
FIRST BUCK

FIRST BUCK

This deer is the first for 6-year-old Carson Branton of Starkville, Miss. The four-point buck was taken on the opening day of Mississippi's youth deer season with her mom's .270 Browning A-Bolt.Outdoor Life Online Editor
OVER THE EDGE

OVER THE EDGE

Tom Helm of Allentown, Penn., almost lost this 9-year-old bison when he dropped it on the edge of a ravine. It required a truck to tow it back.Outdoor Life Online Editor
NO SHOW

NO SHOW

When his friends didn't show up to deer camp, Luke Pettys of Corinth, N.Y., went hunting alone, taking this eight-pointer. It won the state's under-19 big-rack contest.Outdoor Life Online Editor
NO SHOW

NO SHOW

When his friends didn't show up to deer camp, Luke Pettys of Corinth, N.Y., went hunting alone, taking this eight-pointer. It won the state's under-19 big-rack contest.Outdoor Life Online Editor
OVER THE EDGE

OVER THE EDGE

Tom Helm of Allentown, Penn., almost lost this 9-year-old bison when he dropped it on the edge of a ravine. It required a truck to tow it back.Outdoor Life Online Editor
BRONX BOMBER

BRONX BOMBER

Leonardo Ayala from the Bronx, N.Y., caught his first barracuda in Cancun, Mex. Because the fish was so tenacious, the captain wouldn't let Ayala take a picture with it while it was still alive.Outdoor Life Online Editor
ALL SMILES

ALL SMILES

Five-year-old Trace Lambert of Hartford, Wis., didn't need any help catching this 21-inch rainbow trout in Adams County last summer.Outdoor Life Online Editor
FAMILY AFFAIR

FAMILY AFFAIR

Alex Wilson, 13, of Enid, Okla., took his biggest deer ever on opening day last season. His cousin Lindsay Allcorn, 17, took her first the same day.Outdoor Life Online Editor
NICE CAT

NICE CAT

Marsh Mansolillo of Wilmington, N.C., landed this 49-pound blue catfish on Lake Moultrie. The big fish qualifies for the Santee Cooper Trophy Five Program.Outdoor Life Online Editor
SIBLING RIVALRY

SIBLING RIVALRY

Not to be outdone by his sister (left), Colter Branton completed his royal slam of the American turkey at age 7 with this Gould's gobbler.Outdoor Life Online Editor
BOOK BUCK

BOOK BUCK

Fenimore, Calif., resident Lonnie Ritchey's Kodiak Sitka blacktail qualified for the Boone and Crockett Club record book with a score of 1096/8.Outdoor Life Online Editor
REASON TO SMILE

REASON TO SMILE

This happy angler is Pat Schroeder of Bellingham, Wash. Schroeder hooked onto a 34-pound chum salmon in Neets Bay, Alaska.Outdoor Life Online Editor
DREAM HUNT

DREAM HUNT

Tom Higgs of Yreka, Calif., fulfilled a lifelong dream last September when he shot the bull moose that carried this 64-inch set of antlers. Higgs took the bull in the Alaskan Yukon with his .338/06.Outdoor Life Online Editor
FIRST BUCK

FIRST BUCK

This deer is the first for 6-year-old Carson Branton of Starkville, Miss. The four-point buck was taken on the opening day of Mississippi's youth deer season with her mom's .270 Browning A-Bolt.Outdoor Life Online Editor
RIVER WIPER

RIVER WIPER

Jim Myers of Logan, Ohio, hefts a 7-pound 2-ounce hybrid striped bass he caught in the Muskingum River near Marietta. Myers caught the bass on a live crayfish.Outdoor Life Online Editor