Week of July 5, 2004

SECOND PLACE

SECOND PLACE

Stephen Lawson of Jamestown, N.Y., landed this 15-pound 3-ounce walleye, the second biggest in the New York record book.Outdoor Life Online Editor
BIG BLACK BEAR

BIG BLACK BEAR

James Fawcett of Old Greenwich, Conn., was bear hunting with his father and godfather when he took this 328-pound bruin. It was the largest of the season at his spring bear camp.Outdoor Life Online Editor
A PAIR FOR THE PAN

A PAIR FOR THE PAN

Dan Norton of Hodgon, Maine, caught these brookies (4 and 5 pounds, respectively) while fishing a pond in the northern part of the state.Outdoor Life Online Editor
BEST FOR LAST

BEST FOR LAST

On his last cast of the day, 8-year-old Nolan Sprengeler of Green Isle, Minn., caught this jumbo largemouth bass off the fish dock at Lake Waconia.Outdoor Life Online Editor
DANDY DUCK

DANDY DUCK

This monster whitetail, shot by Jay Schwartz of Columbia Station, Ohio, sported a rack with an outside spread of 24½ inches.Outdoor Life Online Editor
BIG BOW DULL

BIG BOW DULL

Ritchie Bennett of Cohoctah, Mich., shot this 52-inch Ontario bull moose on the third day of his hunt. He took the moose with his bow at 25 yards.Outdoor Life Online Editor
ON THE FLY

ON THE FLY

Buck Fuller of Lake Worth is lucky to live near the great canal fishing of southern Florida. While he was casting a popper fly, this peacock bass exploded out of the water, putting up a prize fight.Outdoor Life Online Editor
CARP-E DIEM

CARP-E DIEM

Clayton Nichols of San Antonio, Tex., battled this 5-pound 4-ounce carp for 20 minutes in a creek near his house. He was fishing with ultralight tackle.Outdoor Life Online Editor
BEGINNER'S LUCK

BEGINNER'S LUCK

On the first hunt of her life, Jan McClure of Hendersonville, N.C., shot this muley at 125 yards while hunting on public land in Colorado.Outdoor Life Online Editor
BIG OL' BLACKTAIL

BIG OL' BLACKTAIL

This 3x4 blacktail buck carries a rack most whitetail hunters dream about (inside spread of 21½ inches). Robert Rippee, Sr., of Chico, Calif., shot the buck during California's C-4 Zone season.Outdoor Life Online Editor
WHAT A FIRST!

WHAT A FIRST!

The first mule deer shot by Aaron DeGracia of Suisun City, Calif., was this 4x4 with a 27-inch spread. It weighed 235 pounds field-dressed.Outdoor Life Online Editor
A BURLY FOR TURLEY

A BURLY FOR TURLEY

Kay Turley of Avery, Idaho, shot this 1,100-pound moose last year. Her .30/06 had never been fired before sighting it in for this hunt.Outdoor Life Online Editor