Hunting Photos and Stories

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Country Living and Back Yard Hunting
James R. Jones

Add a house in the country mix, in a great family and then throw in various wildlife in the back yard and it adds up to my American Dream. We got orders to FT Campbell a few years back. So my wife and I decided to look for a house of our own, we did not want to rent, we wanted something permanent. Of course a major requirement for our house was country living with wildlife. So I was in Korea when my wife took a road trip to Clarksville to meet our real estate agent to look at some houses.

Knock, Knock, Knock
Jim Boyd

Knock, knock, knock.
 
Groggy, my brother looked at the clock beside the bed – 2:57 am.
 
What in the world???
 
Stumbling to the door and flipping on the outside light, Ronnie finds a guy he does not know standing there on the porch. In the cold pre-dawn of a 17 degree morning January morning, he wears jeans and a flannel shirt.
 
Cracking the door open, Ronnie peers out.
 

Tony the Yankee - and the "Lost" Ten Pointer
Jim Boyd

Tony wanted this buck - and wanted him badly!
 
A great ten pointer, for a guy who had only been deer hunting for two years now - would put a wonderful cap on a season that had already seen two does harvested but no bucks. In fact, the only buck Tony had ever taken was a smallish six pointer the year before.
He had seen this ten pointer twice in person already - but both times could not get an ethical shot - and he had him on trail cam numerous times. It was cold, it was late in November and the time was right - Tony could feel it in the air!!
 

It's Him... Maybe Not
Hawkeye

My brother in law (BIL) works for a construction company here in Colorado and my brother is a construction management major here at Colorado State University. The first advice that my BIL gave to my little brother was that to make it in a construction firm, you either have to be a good golfer, or be a good hunter. Well, my brother was already a good hunter but his golf game definitely needs some work. So as you can imagine, my BIL comes into contact with a lot of guys that love to hunt.

Foggy Morning Buck Down
Jerry Beach

  I couldn’t believe it; I was lost.

  Well, not really lost – as in not knowing where I was or how to get home – but I couldn’t find my stand – and I knew I had to be very close to it.

  It was a large, wooden platform about 18 feet up in a big White Pine.

A Little Help From Above
Courtney Scott

I had a little help from above out in Wyoming this year. My dad, my best hunting partner and best friend, died out of the blue on June 4th this past summer.  It really knocked me on my knees for awhile.  We'd been going out to Wyoming the last four years chasing deer and antelope and this fall was to be our fifth year in a row.  In fact, the last time I saw him we were talking about this year’s trip and when we’d be getting our tags in the mail.

First Michigan Buck of 2010
TJ Brubaker

The start of 2010 deer season was upon me. I usually just hunt my home state of Indiana, but this year I moved to MI about 30 minutes from the Michigan/Indiana line.   I just acquired permission to hunt a farm in southwest Michigan.  October 1st was season opener, it was on a Friday this year.  I usually hop over to some public land and smack a doe the first day. But this year my work schedule has changed. I wouldn't get off work till 4:00 PM and would have an hour to drive there.

Charged by a European Wild Boar in the German Forest
James R. Jones

Yes I admit I have a fascination, if not an obsession with the European Wild Boar. It all started when I was a young Army soldier stationed in Germany, my first duty station from 1989 to 1992.  Our dismounted stinger missile section, four of us at the time, was ordered to conduct a (training) dismounted patrol through heavily forested training area.  We had been warned that there were wild boars who inhabit the area.  But us, as young men, 19 and 20 years old, and Army soldiers at that, we were indestructible and fearless, right. 

Tommy - The King of the Forest
Jim Boyd

Tommy was never going to be classified as a great deer hunter.
 
Or a fisherman, for that matter.
 
Tommy was hard luck in both of these departments... always had been and I suspect he always will be.

Heart of a Hunter II
Jim Boyd
We recently visited with Doug (see Hunting Story "Heart of a Hunter") as he recovered from a 2009 bowhunting accident in which he fell, was injured fairly badly and the spent the early part of 2010 recovering from the event.