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.
The Bear That Was Meant To Be
Bob Mancuso
My wife Sherry drew an Idaho black bear controlled hunt for the spring of 2002. The hunt method for this area is spot and stalk only, no dogs or bait allowed. I contacted a local landowner in order to get permission to hunt his place and was rewarded with "heck yes, come on up!" Apparently the bears in that neck of the woods are a real problem for the ranchers so we were welcome to weed one out.
First Elk
David Hutton
On her first elk hunt, the day started out bright and early (4:30 am) for Brittany Hutton. Brittany is 14 years old and has already taken two nice mule deer bucks the last two years. Now it was time for something bigger. Brittany was very nervous at first but that subsided as she was fast asleep in the truck within 30 minutes on our way to the hunting area. Within about an hour after sunlight the action started.
Kalahari Gemsbock Hunt
Eric Royer
My father and I with our African Gemsbok which measured at 40 inches. Our trip to South Africa exceeded our every expectation.
Mark's Halloween Treat
Mark Huntington
I took this buck in Anderson County, South Carolina on Halloween day. The non-typical scored 180-7/8 just missing Boone and Crockett, but is the 5th place all time non-typical in South Carolina.
The Cornfield Buck
Wayne E. Helland Jr.
I have been scouting year round for many years to accommodate my fall hunting time in order to ensure my success for the largest buck I can find. During 2003 I located three different bucks that would gross score over 150. After years of practicing quality deer management, this was my best year ever for locating big bucks.
After a 1900's Hunt
Frances Reust
Big game hunting has always been outstanding in Northwest Colorado as evidenced by this photograph c. 1900. From A. G. Wallihan, the renowned photographer, and his shots of northwest Colorado wildlife, to the in-state or out-of-state hunter, our elk, deer, and antelope have always been an important element to the way of life and to the economy of this corner of Colorado.
Michigan Coyote Hunting
Bud Lawson
This coyote is one of forty that I took with a group of hunters in February of 2003. We hunt in west Michigan, mostly with 22-250 rifles and some 12 gauge shotguns. It was a good winter with just the right amount of snow, using the snow we look for tracks going into a section and put someone on the tracks. It is fun but not always successful.
Ontario Black Bear
Warren Calcaterra II
This photo is of a Black Bear that I shot August 20, 2006 in Gogama, Ontario. My Uncle Dave and I went on a seven day hunt in Ontario, both of us had taken our bears within 18 hours of arriving there.
One of a Kind Antelope
Justin Russell
I shot this antelope at about 20 yard with my bow in August of 2006. I caught him and two small bucks working there way into a millet field. Everyone I have showed this to has never seen anything like it before.
Texas Post Oak Savanna 2006
Tray Wenzel
This is a Freestone County 12 point killed opening day by Tray Wenzel.