Some people just have a natural gift or special talent that enables them to follow their dreams with a burning passion that makes life worth living. Outdoor Life contributing photographer John Hafner is one of those lucky individuals who have found a way to transform an undying love for photography and the outdoors into his dream job. Place a camera in Hafner's hands and he'll capture the types of images that will immediately transcend a hunter back into their favorite treestand at daylight on a cool autumn morning or at the foot of a long hardwood ridge during an early spring turkey hunt. For most of the year, Hafner spends his time in the field chasing after the perfect shot for a magazine cover or color lead photo that appears with your favorite hunting articles. However, it's safe to say that Hafner still loves to breakout his rifle and bow when the right opportunity presents itself. Last fall, Hafner temporarily set aside his camera lens for a shot of a lifetime at an absolute monster Kansas buck.
BBZ Special: OL contributing photographer John Hafner puts down the camera and scores on a huge non-typical.