Camera Corner: Big Smallies, First Bear, Montana Mule Deer

Game & Fish's popular Camera Corner is where readers share their photos from successful trips in the field or on the water.

Here are more images recently shared with us:

14-year-old Jensen with 180-pound black bear. (Reader submitted)

First Bear

14-year old Jensen and his older brother Jacob were hunting black bear on private land. They waited 3 hours before a bear showed up standing on it's hind legs and sniffing the air. A well-placed shot from a .308 rifle, and 30 minutes of tracking a short trail later, they found the 180 lb bear at the bottom of a creek bed.

  • Taken At: Pickens SC
  • Taken On: 10/20/2016
  • With: Jensen Keller


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Taken Nov. 26, 2016, Highwood Mountains, Montana (Reader submitted)

Montana Muley

Isaac punched his tag at first light, on the last weekend of the season. He anchored this bruiser with his .270 Winchester.

  • Taken At: Highwood Mountains, Montana
  • Taken On: 11/26/2016
  • With: Isaac Zorner

Nothing better than catching big smallies. (Reader submitted)

 Shenandoah Smallie

Went fishing on the Shenandoah river with a friend. We came up on some moving water. I pictched my bait and she nailed it. I fought here for a few minutes before landing the fish. What an awesome fight! Nothing better than catching big smallies..The fish was caught on a Double D Custom Jigs hand dipped tube. A local Va bait maker out of Edinburg Va!

  • Taken At: South fork Shenandoah
  • Taken On: 02/18/2017
  • With: Brad Carter

Caught on the White River in Indianapolis. (Reader submitted)

Indy Smallmouth

I was fishing the White River in Indianapolis on a warm September morning and caught this smallmouths on a Mepps spinner. That morning I also caught two 3 lb and two 4 lb smallmouths. The largest fist was around 6 lbs if not over.

  • Taken At: White River Indianapolis
  • Taken On: 09/15/2016
  • With: Joshua C Riggin

Shot in Ravenna, Texas (Reader submitted)

Family Land Buck

Shot on family land chasing doe have seen him in previous year and couldn't catch up to him

  • Taken At: Ravenna, Texas
  • Taken On: 12/28/2016
  • With: Dylan Jones
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