10 year old Mason Spear put a great shot on this 8 point buck at 100 yards on Wednesday, November 22nd during the Wisconsin 9 day gun-deer season. He took the shot from a homemade bale blind he helped his dad, Roger, build during the summer months(blind shown in the background). Mason hunted with his dad on their family farm in Merrimac as part of the Wisconsin Mentored deer hunting program.
Taylor Schultz, of Sheboygan, shot her first turkey, on April 15 in Trempealeau County, during youth season, while being mentored by her father. The tom was 24.1 pounds, had a 10 inch beard, and 1.125 inch spurs.
My little Bear has hunted with me ever since I was six months pregnant with him.. today was finally the day, his first opening morning that he was able to do the shooting and he made this the best opening day I've ever experienced! 5 minutes before we were going to go on break, we heard a gobble close behind us. Decided to stick it out to see if he would come in and just as we both agreed to sit longer, out came 7 Jakes! Noah instantly had the jitters.. he wasn't sure if he could do it at first but he slowly stood up, lined up his 20 gauge and dropped the first one in line! I can't explain the feeling I felt. Best opening day ever.
During the 2017 WI Youth Hunt, my son, Izaak Wellauer (age 10) and I hunted in the rain in an attempt to harvest his first wild turkey. On Saturday morning, April 15th, we had several encounters with hens and gobblers and he was able to place a great shot with his crossbow at 13 yards on this double bearded (10" and 2 1/2") limb-hanger, weighing 21 pounds and sporting 1 1/4" spurs. We never saw any lighting, but we sure heard the "THUNDER!"
Dan and Mary Prielipp, of Tomah, shot this 8-pointer and 11-pointer on October 29, 2016 while hunting in Monroe County. Dan's 8 pointer had a 17 1/2-inch inside spread and Mary's 11-pointer had a 15 1/2-inch inside spread. This was Mary's first bow kill
Hunter Ott age 12 with his first Turkey with an 11 Inch beard shot near Slinger Wisconsin on opening of the Youth turkey season in 2016. Hunter used one shot with a turkey load from an antique Belgium Browning 12 gauge. The bird was shot at 40 yards.
Cody Ott with his first buck shot on Sunday of opening weekend near Slinger in Washington County Wisconsin. The buck was an 11 pointer with a 19 inch inside spread shot with one shot from a single shot 12 gauge on the Sunday of opening weekend. | WI-Hunting
We were hunting at Bong Recreation Area when my Llewellin Setter went on point. We were able to flush a nice hen Pheasant. Goose is a 3 year old Llewellin Setter. I took the photo on November 21, 2016 using my Samsung Galaxy S7
Jake Sikora shot this nice 10 pointer behind his house in rural Stoddard in Vernon county the morning of November 6th. It had been fighting near Jake's stand with another smaller buck which also came into shooting range after Jake's buck expired before him.
Donovan Brandl, of Rudolph, WI shot this 9 point buck with a 18 1/2 inch spread. Logan Brandl, of Rudolph, WI shot a 9 point buck that dressed out at 211 lbs, largest deer on record taken in Sandhill. These deer were taken at Sandhill Wildlife Area during this years learn to hunt program.
My 12 year old son Adam Hutter shot this mature 9-point buck on Nov. 9th, 2015. It was his first year of bow hunting and his first kill with a bow. He made a perfect shot and it was a great experience for both father and son.
I took a shot that went low mid-day on Halloween. Veteran's Day morning I capitalized on a second chance as he checked a scrape within 20 yards of my stand. My son came along for the track before school to find the 18'' 8 point buck in Polk County, WI.
This is Jace's first buck with the rifle. It has two sticker points at the base of the horns which make the buck a 9 pointer. He shot it on Wednesday, November 25th. We were doing a deer drive and Jace was posted.
Jon Kruse, of New London, went to inspect his father's (Mel Kruse) deer stand this fall and found some unwelcome friends inside. A window had been left open over summer and some wasps decide it would make a nice home.
Scott Caven, of Brice Prairie, Wisconsin shot this mature 8-pointer on November 8th in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Six days earlier, November 2nd, Caven shot a gorgeous 10 pointer while bowhunting in Allamakee County, Iowa.
Brother and sister, Colin and Julia both had successful youth hunts. Colin with this nice 11 ptr and Julia with an 8 ptr, both deer where taken while hunting with friends and family in Columbia county.
14 year old Paige shot (Gun) her first turkey during the WI youth Season while hunting in Crawford County with her Dad. The bird weighed 28 lbs 2 oz, had two beards 12" and 9" and 1.25" spurs. She also won the PdC, WI Cabelas' Youth contest.
On 4/29/15, opening day of my turkey season, I shot my first turkey! I shot the tom on our own private land outside of Reeseville, WI. I couldn't be happier with the outcome! 22 1/2 lbs, 9 inch beard, 5/8 inch spurs.
Chris Kresal, of Winneconne, WI likes to spend time with his children hunting when the weather is nice. His daughter, Kellyn Kresal, 7, also from Winneconne had to pose for a picture while they were out turkey hunting.
Bill Schmidt of South Saint Paul, arched this 8-point buck in Dunn County on Oct. 8, 2014. This beast dressed-out at 262.5lbs with a 20" inside spread. Shot at 7 yards, the buck ran only 20 yards - the kind of deer and hunt scenario bow hunters dream of.
First Bow Kill Turns Out To Be 9 pt Double Brow Tiner
Chad Staniec of Pittsburgh, PA shot this 9-point, double brow tine buck with a 17 1/2 inch inside spread while hunting in Jackson County on Oct 28th, 2014. It weighed in at 190 lbs field dressed. Not bad for his 1st bow kill.
Otter Tail County 10 pointer + Girlfriend's First Deer = Memorable 2014 Minnesota Deer Season!
The 2014 Minnesota Deer Season was one for the books for Scott Caven and his girlfriend, Taylor Gittens, both of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Caven shot this gorgeous Otter Tail County 10 pointer on 11/8/14. Better yet, Gittens shot her first deer on 11/9/14!
Alex Schwartz, of De Pere, shot this 13-point buck with a 18.5 inch spread while hunting in Marathon County. After watching this buck for over 2 months and missing him with bow a week before gun season he was finally taken on Nov, 25, 2014.
My 16 year old step-son, Devin, shot a buck of a lifetime Saturday morning while hunting near Osseo. It's a non-typical 12-point, with a 20-inch inside spread. Here's the kicker, it's only his second year deer hunting! I
Daniel Geister, of Prescott, shot this 8-point buck with one of his recurve bows, in Pierce County, Nov, 2014 during the rut. He says "It's nice not to be caught up in all the technology of hunting now days and just enjoying the old school way."
Members of the Northland College Student Subunit of WI American Fisheries Society
Students from Northland College, Ashland WI, and the 38 wood duck boxes they produced this past spring. This is the second year making the wood duck boxes, with 75 made so far. Boxes are distributed to local landowners for free.
James Ethington, age 13, of Ripon, bagged this 25-pound turkey while hunting within his grandfather in Waushara County. The bird had a 10-inch beard and 1 ¼-inch spurs. This is James’ third turkey, and his biggest, since he started hunting at age 10.
86 year old Grandpa's First Turkey, Brown County, Wisconsin 05/14/14
Milt Collins shot his first turkey on his grandson's land. The land wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for my Grandpa Milt and Grandma Carol. The turkey is on it's way to a full mount for our someday house on the land. Thanks Grandpa, we love you!
My daughter, Jennifer Barnes shot this 22-pound tom with the help of my grandson Nick doing the calling for her. It was shot on our family farm in Juneau County. It had a 9-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. It was her first time out turkey hunting ever.
Dylan Kazinski(left) of Bridgeport shot a 23 pound tom with 3/4 inch spurs and 9.5 inch beard in Crawford County. On the same day his cousin, Dan Austin of Bridgeport shot a 24 pounder with inch spurs and a 9.5 inch beard in the Wyalusing State Park.
Jan. 2, After an overnight snow I went out to public land in Walworth Co. I started out at sun up and found fresh tracks in the snow. Stalking for about an hour he jumped up about 30 yds. away and I dropped him. 8pts 15 1/2 inches
Jamie Zimmer, of Hudson, WI, shot this 10-point buck with 17 1/2" spread while hunting just outside of Phillips, WI on Nov. 23, 2013. After 28 years of hunting and many "buck fever" misses, he made sure he didn't miss this big boy!
Chet Kirschbaum arrowed this 8 Pointer on Sunday, November 3.
Chet Kirschbaum, of La Crosse, arrowed this 8-pointer while hunting in Vernon County on November 3. He is pictured here with his daughter, Taryn who was hunting nearby and helped track and field dress the buck.
I hung a stand in the rain the night before to put myself within 10 yards of this Richland County bruiser on 11-6-2013. He grosses 164 1/2-inches and net scores of 158 1/2-inches with over 40-inches of mass.
I harvested this buck Saturday morning, October 26th at 9 am. He chased off several smaller bucks with a large buck growl, and stepped right into shooting range in the process. He has 12 points, scored 150, and weighed 250 lbs field dressed.
Chuck Davy, of Osseo, Wis., with his Montana bow kill. Chuck is 73 years young and has hunted public land for years to collect this potential P&Y bull. He was joined by his two sons Rod and Todd Davy on this hunt.
Cheryl Matuszak, of Seymour, shot a 12-pointer on Sunday night 10/13/13. During the 2013 hunting season her goal for the year was to wait for a good sized buck. She fulfilled that goal this year and want to say congratulation to my wife.
Mason Reuter, age 12, of Dickeyville, WI shot this 12-point buck, with a 20 1/2-inch inside spread and 3 droptines while hunting in Grant County on October 6th during the 2013 youth hunt. The buck is green scored at 165 and change.
Hunter shot his first bear on September 29, 2013 near Cornell, WI. The bear weighed 160 lbs. field dressed. The bear has two unique white spots on her chest. He spent many hours hunting and finally he was successful!!!
Here's a picture of a 300 lb. bear I shot 10 minutes into the Bear season on Sept 4th about 2 miles to the east of Cameron, WI (30-06). I shot the bear about 6:15 am on Wednesday. I have hundreds of trail camera pictures of this bear and about 10 others
10 year old Carleigh Trudeau of Kaukauna, WI shot this six-point buck in the evening of Oct. 6 with her dad, Steve, during the Youth Hunt near Plainfield. She passed up 15 does on Saturday morning and harvested this buck during the afternoon hunt.
Mason Brown, of Baraboo, Wis., shot this turkey on April 20th 2013. The turkey has an 11-inch beard, 1-inch spurs and weighed 21-pounds. The turkey was shot near Baraboo in Sauk County. Mason's dad, Rob, helped call the turkey in.
11 year old Taylor Wegand poses with her first turkey she shot on the 7th of April during WI youth hunt. She shot this bird near Clintonville located in Waupaca County and poses with some sheds that were found that week.
Jace Rausch, of Medford, age 10, used a 20 Ga shotgun to take this turkey on the opening day of the youth hunt in 2013 in Taylor County. It had 1" Spurs and a 10" beard. He is pictured with his Dad, Brandon Rausch.
Jay Ganz, of Gilmanton, WI, harvested this 8-point buck with his crossbow, from his new hunting shack, while hunting on his farm in Buffalo County on Oct. 28th 2012. He built his shack out of boards from the trees in his own forest.
Mike Caven (right), of Ashland, shot this 11-point Pepin County buck on Opening Morning of the 2012 Wisconsin Gun Season. Also in the picture is Scott Caven (left), also of Ashland. The buck checked in with a gross score of 154 3/8"
Travis Horstman, of Onalaska, Wisconsin, shot this 13-point buck, with a 21 1/2-inch inside spread while hunting in Vernon County, Wisconsin on October 21, 2012. The buck weighed in at 227-pounds dressed out.
Matthew Blasius, of Pleasant Prairie, WI, stuck this 14-point buck, with a 19-inch inside spread, while hunting near Pleasant Prairie on Oct. 6th 2012. I grunted him in twice before he presented a shot. This was my first archery kill.
Rick Banulis with 8-point 165-pound buck taken day before Thanksgiving just north of Holcombe, WI with my son Hoyt Banulis. I used a BCM AR15 5.56 loaded with speer 70gn bullets, at a little over 150 yards.
Jim Swanson shot this 8-point buck with .54 caliber flintlock rifle on Tuesday morning of the 9 day deer season in a wilderness area of the Chequamegon National Forest. The .54 pistol is the "flopper stopper"
Talk about a once in a lifetime experience! My fifteen year old daughter Erica Jansen teamed up with Dale Voight on opening day of the gun season and shot this beautiful eight point buck and doe with a single shot from the .243 caliber Ruger at a distance
On 11/24/2012 at 2:01 I shot my first deer...the one I wanted a forked buck or better. I had to wait about 5 minutes before he turned broadside. He dropped right where he stood and while dressing him we realized it was a liver shot.
Justin Johnson, of Lodi, shot this 12-pointer with 21 1/2" inside spread opening day just north of Dodgeville. Measures out at 190" of bone, but with (2) deduction for a split brow and a extra tine on the right G2 its short of B&C scoring around 166.
Robert D. Salentine, of Appleton, shot this, 13-point buck, with a 18.25-incj inside spread, gross score was 177.625, net score of 167.25, while hunting in Sawyer County on November 3, 2012 at 8:30 am.
Brook Burling and her husband came home from from hunting a week in Trempealeau County to do some laundry. They decided to hunt around home in Wood County that afternoon and Brook was able to shoot this nice 10-point buck on Nov. 1. The rack had a 16 1/4-inch inside spread and green-scored 146 1/2 gross.
Brandon Leitzke, of Appleton WI, shot this 10-point buck with 20-inch spread. Deer Shot 10 min. after opening on Nov. 6th in Outagamie County. Which also is our 2nd wedding anniversary day. Happy Anniversary honey! Looks like tenderloins by candle light tonight.
Shot in Buffalo County 10/26/12. Shot it at 9:30 AM found it at 10:30 PM. Hit it in the liver. Got to enjoy the moment with my dad, and 3 other members of our hunting group. I will never forget this one!
I'm Kellie from Wisconsin and on October 20th, 2012, after 3 years bow hunting I shot my first buck with a bow! A 10-point that we think is about 4 years old. It was an evening hunt which started out with a little bad luck that turned into great luck!
I had been watching this buck on trail cameras for the past 3 years and on opening day I rattled at opening shooting and he came into my food plot within minutes. My hunt lasted less than a half hour and it is my best buck to date, gross score 156 4/8
10 year old Matthew Olson had an exciting first day of hunting when a doe showed up 10 min. after legal shooting, he made a good shot and while we gave fives and celebrated a buck came into the same field he made another fabulous shot.
My name is Kevin Fleck from Fort Atkinson. I finally drew my bear harvest permit in 2012. My dad started applying for me when I was 12 years old and I'm 21 now. I was hunting 10 miles south of Ashland Wisconsin on private property. 200 lb. bear.