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