Week of June 14, 2004

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.
This happy angler is Pat Schroeder of Bellingham, Wash. Schroeder hooked onto a 34-pound chum salmon in Neets Bay, Alaska.
Fenimore, Calif., resident Lonnie Ritchey's Kodiak Sitka blacktail qualified for the Boone and Crockett Club record book with a score of 1096/8.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five-year-old Trace Lambert of Hartford, Wis., didn't need any help catching this 21-inch rainbow trout in Adams County last summer.
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.
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.
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.
Fenimore, Calif., resident Lonnie Ritchey's Kodiak Sitka blacktail qualified for the Boone and Crockett Club record book with a score of 1096/8.
This happy angler is Pat Schroeder of Bellingham, Wash. Schroeder hooked onto a 34-pound chum salmon in Neets Bay, Alaska.
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.
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.
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.