Archery Hunting Photos & Stories

Every hunter likes to share stories about their experiences afield and many hunters like to hear these stories. The Photos & Stories section of (BGH) allows hunters to share their hunting adventures in the form of stories and photos. Please feel free to browse, read, and contribute to this section of BGH.
Elk Scouting, Calling and Hunting
Joel King
All of us know the feeling when you have made that perfect shot on a big elk. The rush of emotions run wild and you can't help but give a loud shout to the hunting gods. We also know the feeling when weeks of scouting and hunting end with a tan hind quarter running the wrong direction. Either way it all starts with the early season scout.
11 Point Buck on 11th Birthday
Kelly Grogan
Ty Grogan of Pennsylvania was archery hunting with his Dad (Jason Grogan) in Allegheny County. Ty shot the 11 point buck from 28 yards away with his bow and arrow. It was only his second day hunting and on top of that it was his 11th birthday.
12 Year Old's Kansas Archery Deer Hunt
Shonda Burger
T.J. Burger, age 12, from Gardner, Kansas bagged a 9 point whitetail buck in Miami County, Kansas on his very first archery hunt on October 17th, 2008. Actually, it was his first ever official deer hunt!
9 Pt. Indiana Archery Buck
Julie Manning-Dooley
On Wednesday 10/22/08 I was late getting into the woods at about 5:45 pm. I did not use a treestand. I found a couple nice rubs and decided to stand in front of a big oak tree that was on the edge of a hill. I decided to do the fawn bleet call as I had used that a couple days prior and called in several does and a button buck. It was windy so when the wind would stop I would get a chance to use the call.
19 Pt. Tennessee Deer
Kelvin N. Jones
It was the second weekend of bowhunting this year, 2008. I had moved my stand the previous weekend to a more select spot which was deeper in a swamp on the Wolf River. I had been in my stand since 6:00 am and it was creeping up on 9:30, nothing but squirrels and one lone opossum to get my attention so far. Scanning the area watching for any movement I locked on one opening in the tree line.
Long Island, New York 9-Pointer
Joseph J. Pagano aka: jpcomputers
I arrowed this tall monster 11 (9 Scorable) point buck while hunting in Ridge, Long Island, New York on October 20th, 2007. I'd seen him twice the week before that early damp morning. The first time I saw him I was hunting from a ground blind. The next thing I knew he was running straight to me with my back turned towards him. I heard him stop abruptly which made me stand still. Not knowing if it was a buck or a doe behind me, I waited about 30 seconds before turning around and there he was. As I motioned to turn, he ran off about 45 yards from me.
520 Lb Manitoba Black Bear
Tim Hastings
Pastor Duane Vanderklok from Rapid City, Michigan took this 520 pound black bear - just over 7 feet- skull measured over 21 inches. Luck was on his side no doubt! There was a sow on the bait and he came chasing after her. Perfect shot -- the bear went about 20 yards. This is the second Booner taken this past spring in Manitoba with Hastings Bros. Outfitters.
First Deer and All the Mistakes I Made
Alicia Ebert
I have been hunting with my boyfriend before and have watched him shoot a deer with a gun so I had a little bit of an idea of the feeling I would get when I went hunting on my own. Well at least that's what I thought anyway. I have been shooting a bow for a little over a year now, at first I was just using a friends bow to see if I even liked shooting one.
Bow and Arrow Idaho Bull Moose
Bart Lockhart
I was very fortunate to draw a once in a lifetime Idaho Bull Moose tag this year. My area was just west of Yellowstone National Park, on the Idaho side along the south fork of the Snake river. I elected to stick it out with my bow and arrow, passing up many Bulls that I could have easily shot with a rifle. After 16 days and many many miles of travel the results proved to be colossal.
Arizona Javelina with a Bow
Harry Grizzle
Harry Grizzle, age 12 took this Arizona javelina with his Browning bow. It was in Arizona unit 37A. The time was 4:30 in the afternoon. The javelina was 15 yards away and I could not move for 2 minutes because he was looking at me. It was the first javelina I saw this day.