ABLE ARCHER – Carter Pate, 19, of Monroe County, IL, used his bow to get this prize that field-dressed at 200 pounds with 32 scoreable points.
KINCAID CATCH – Jim Torrence caught this 31/2-lb. crappie at Lake Kincaid in southern Illinois last April 3. He was using a minnow at 16 feet deep.
TRY IT AGAIN – Nathan “Shags” McLeod caught this beautiful 191/2” brown trout on his second cast while fishing the Current River.
EMILY’S BEAR – Emily Ziehmer took her first black bear, a 170-lb. boar, in northern New Brunswick, Canada.
10 POINTS AT 13 – Josie Giffhorn, 13, of Waterloo, IL, took this 252-lb., 10-point buck during the Illinois Youth Deer Season in southern Illinois. She is the daughter of Neil Giffhorn.
GRANDSON’S GOBBLER – Bill De Armond reports that his nine-year-old grandson, Jared De Armond (center), took this huge gobbler while hunting from a pop-up blind on opening day of Youth Season on the family farm in southern Missouri. It weighed 23 pounds and sported a 10-inch beard. Jared was hunting with his father, Dave, and brother Jake, age 7, who was on his first turkey hunt.
RAMP’S READY – Kortney Triplett helps young Jordan Robinson set her bait for casting after the dedication of a new fishing ramp at Willmore Park in St. Louis on Oct. 21. The ramp was rebuilt by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, and another ramp there got new railings.
SAC SUPPER – Bub Besch and a good friend, Gene Oliver of Overland Park, KN, admire a dandy 18-inch smallie Bub landed on the Sac River while out with float-fishing guide Dennis Whiteside.
ON THE BETSIE – The October coho run on the Betsie River at Betsie, MI, two miles south of Lake Michigan, made for an awesome fishing trip. Andrew Freund had some success while fishing with his dad Chip and Grandpa Ed Troske of Waterloo, IL.
CURRENT RECORD – Savannah Light caught the largest rainbow trout during a weekend getaway recently on the Current River.