Best OL Reader Photos May 2012

First Turkey, Spring Youth Hunt 2012 western NY My neighbors daughter bagged her first bird with her dad on Sunday April 22nd here in western NY. The bird weighed in at 23lbs with a 9 inch beard, 1 inch spurs and was taken using a 20 gauge youth shotgun at a range of 42 yards. -Sid_Meeder
13lb 6oz Largemouth Bass 4/21/2012 This is a monster of a Largemouth caught by Brandon Thompson, using a 9" chartreuse crankbait. This is by far the largest bass I have ever caught. And believe it or not my first bass caught on a crankbait. -bthomp15
Buck on Point The young seven point buck is on point. The eight point piebald buck is also looking at something from behind. Maybe it is a game bird they are watching. -LovesOutdoors
Spring Turkey Fling Rankin Morgan and his friends Tim Kiser, Nick Davis, John Barnett and Matthew Alexander killed these three long beards at his farm in Northwest Georgia on the first Friday in April. They killed 2 more later that afternoon. Sometimes things just go the way they are supposed to. -rankinm11
Home From The Hunt In the late 1930's and early 1940's, my grandpa would travel from his farm in Sauk Co. WI to north central WI. He and his uncles and cousins would follow the railroad tracks back into the bush, to set up camp and hunt deer. This photo was back at home with his trophy, frozen stiff, after a cold week in the bush. His stories spurred my intrest in deer hunting. -saukdeerslayer
Dinner's Ready (1 of 2) A pair of red's decided to den up behind my house. -pafansiw
Albino Elk Caught this elk with my Bushnell camera. -Therese Sandager
Doubled up on Missouri Gobblers These two toms came in from behind us. We sat motionless for 45 minutes until they passed behind a bush. Gave us the time to turn around and get ready. Got the first one, and the second one hung around long enough for my shot. 17 1/2 lbs, 10 inch beard, 20 lbs, 9 inch beards. -Coolshooter
Luke Bunde age 8, Number 5 Opening Day Gobbler Luke's fourth year in the turkey woods, and his fifth gobbler. Mr. Lucky. Shot one last week in NE, and now in MN. 50 Minutes in the woods came right in to the stuffer hen. 22.5 pounds and a 10 inch beard with 1 1/4 spurs. AWESOME day to be a dad. -DJBunde
Black Bear Eats Deer I found a deer carcass that the bears were feeding on, deep in the woods. I set up my trail camera facing the dead deer. Each time I went in to check on the trail cam, I took in bakery items. You can see the bear would rather feed on the stinky horrible deer carcass. It proves a rotten dead animal is gourmet food to a bear. -LovesOutdoors
Triple Bearded Turkey Dell Geldmeyer shot this triple bearded turkey weighing in at 25.6 lbs with beards 10 inches, 6 inches and 4 inches with his bow in WI. -Bean725
Summer, the Archer We got our 9-year-old a starter bow and she just loves to practice. Start them young, teach them a love of the outdoors and respect for all it provides -- won't be long before she brings home a nice little buck. -Tracey Wilson
This buck showed up to my Fairfax County, VA hunting area in late October. I wanted him bad but he would not show in daylight hours. During the rut in early November he vanished, only to show back up in late November. I got several pictures leading to this one and I harvested him six days after this photo. He was ten yards from my ground blind, I took him with my crossbow. -tmessina91
Biggest Trout of My Life Early season Wisconsin catch and release, single barbless hook. 6 pound test. Spinner, nonetheless. -Casus17
1st Turkey I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to go hunting. It was a rainy day, but we didn't have to wait on the ground too long. One hour into the hunt a hen came into the field -- about 5 minutes later a gobbler came in. Ten minutes later, I dropped him with my 20 gauge. -Deerhunter25

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