Hunting Photos and 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.
An Elk Hunt to Remember
Jeff McKinney aka Hiker
After nearly thirty-minutes of glassing the elk that were bedded in the black timber on the ridge across the creek, I could finally see antlers on the bull I had been spying. From the look of things, he was a mature bull. After hunting hard for three days, covering many miles of up and down country, seeing hundreds of elk, I finally spotted a shooter. Now, all I had to do was get close enough to shoot. That wasn't going to be an easy task, as I has a good thousand yards to cover, five hundred of which were open country, with all those bedded elk eyes looking at me.
GRIZ - Memoir of a Northern Hunt
Don Osterman
First of all let me say I never really thought about hunting a bear, black or grizzly. Then, 3 friends of mine, and I went to Alaska on a fishing trip. We seen bear everyday and really got the fever. I came home and started to write and call different guides in Alaska. Of course they all sounded great but after talking to George Siavelis of Aniak, Alaska I was sold and liked him right off. Booked my hunt 2 1/2 years in advance.
Morapos Creek Archery Hunt
Larry Osborn
John, Tom and Steve came to hunt archery elk in Morapos Creek in 1998. We packed them in as usual and gave them the same story of where to set up and potentially good places to watch for elk, and left them to hunt on their own. While showing the country at 2 pm, the elk were coming over the ridge to the places we had just shown. Seeing them, we moved quickly on up the trail, not wanting the elk to spot us and be leery of coming out the next day (opening day).
Lucky 13
Bob Mancuso
When it comes to drawing quality trophy hunts, my wife is definitely the breadwinner in our family. I have been submitting draw hunt applications for 20 years now, with no success, but whatever Sherry puts in for, she gets! We sent in her application for California Big Horn Sheep on her birthday, the 13th, and she actually drew! Last year 190 applicants put in for 6 tags!
The One That Didn't Get Away
Jason Matheson
Granted this is not hunting, but it is something that is very important for the future of the oudoors. This was taken this past fathers day in Maine. This memory will never go away. Please, take you kids fishing and them introduce them into hunting. Get them in the outdoors and away from the Play Stations and Nintendos.
First of the Year
Brian Ehinger
This fine 2 point was taken on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. When I first saw him he was about 100 yards down the road from me and had his nose to the ground. Then he came down the road toward me and I waited until he got about 50 feet from me before putting him on the ground.
Six Man Hunt
Larry Osborn
We packed these fellows in for a first season rifle hunt in 1997. There were six---Dale, Mike, Gene, Steve, Ron and Gary. The ride was bit rough on some because they were like me, a little stiff in the joints, but game for anything when it comes to hunting. Their camp was ready for a 5 day hunt.
Colorado Mule Deer Photos
David Hutton
Brittany Hutton with her mule deer buck taken in 1999, in northwest Colorado. Brittany is a resident of Craig, Colorado.
First Ohio 10 Point Buck
Sarah Fraley
My name is Sarah Fraley and this is my hunting story about my first buck. I am a 28 yr old female that has been hunting several years. I have gotten a few does every year but have never been able to get a buck... until this year!
My 10 Point Buck
Bob Pereira
I shot this 10 point buck out of my treestand on the Tuesday of the controlled hunt in Flamborough in 2006.