Camera Corner: Top Youth Hunting Photos
March 18, 2011
A look at the top photos of our young hunters from around the nation submitted to the Game & Fish Camera Corner...
In October of the 2009 season, William D. Poole III, of Coatesville, PA used a crossbow to bag his first deer, a nice 10 point with a 21 inch spread. William was hunting with his grandfather, Vernon J. Ferguson, Jr.
Mason Polk, 13, dropped this tall-racked 10-pointer on a gun hunt at Fort Chaffee, AR with his father Keenen and his grandfather Ronnie.
Warren deer hunter Alex Dickey, 14, took his first deer with his muzzleloader on the final weekend of the 2009 season in Macomb County, MI.
Adam Carroll and his father Hugh hunted the Mark Twain National Forrest in Missouri to take this nice 8-point buck, Adam's first, during the 2009 season.
This 4x4 whitetail was taken on the third day of deer season by Keighton Farrenkopf on his grandparents' farm east of Melbeta, Neb. on the North Platte River.
Six-year-old Kanyon Cody, from Ottumwa, IA, took this doe in Monroe County with a 17-yard shot from his Bear Apprentice bow.
Tyler Beasley, of Boonville, IN, got these squirrels on an early morning hunt with his dad, Scott.
Colton Pruitt shot his first wild turkey in Coffee County, TN last spring. The gobbler weighed 26 pounds and had a 14 1/2-inch beard.
Colby Germanetti shot his first buck while hunting with his dad in the X9A during the 2010 California season. The 2x3 was taken at 150 yards.
Nine-year-old Will Range shot his first deer, this 7-point buck, with a muzzleloader in Vergennes, Ill.
Twelve-year-old Lucas Watson, of Albuquerque, took this 5x6 elk — his first — outside Pecos, N.M., last year.
Three years of blacktail hunting finally paid off for Stephanie Jenkins, of Corvallis, Ore. She tagged this nice 3x2 buck on the final day of the Western Oregon rifle season in 2010.
Josh Ratliff of Elkhorn City got his first turkey on a Youth Hunt in Pike County, KY with his dad. He made the kill on Apr. 4, 2010.
Daniel Brumfield got his first turkey on a hunt near Cusseta, AL on Mar. 24, 2010. The bird weighed 21 pounds and had an 11-inch beard. That's his dad, Paul, helping show off the tom.
Dalton Ackley of San Carlos Park, FL bagged his Osceola gobbler during a quota hunt at Fisheating Creek WMA. The 20-pound bird was his first turkey and it sported a 10 1/4-inch beard.
Aaron Byce of Marietta was hunting near Greensboro, GA in Greene County when he downed his wild turkey gobbler.
Nash Sanders of Wesson, Miss., downed his first buck on Jan. 3, 2010. He shot the 7-pointer in Panola County. That's his dad, Mark, and great uncle, Leslie Smith, with him.
This 135-pound 7-point buck was Tyler martin's first deer. Martin, 15, of Salamanca, NY, was hunting with his father, Brent, in Ellicottville.
Hortonville, WI Hunter Thiel, 13, was hunting with his father Boyd when Hunter bagged his first turkey, this 22-pounder sporting a 10 1/4-inch beard and 1 1/16-inch spurs.
Matt Glander, 16, of Red Wing, shot this 24-pound tom on his uncle's property in Pierce County, MN on May 23. Matt was hunting with his friend Tim Sletten but called in the bird himself.
Using a youth model .243, Hunter Cable, 9, shot his first deer, this spike, last November 26 while hunting with his uncle in North Carolina.
Dan Tessar and his father, Greg Tessar, display Dan's 10-point buck, taken opening morning of rifle season. It was Dan's first buck.
Ashley Gott, 14, shot her first deer during the 2010 youth gun season. The 8 point was shot in Lorain County, OH.
Garrett Lemons, 9, was drawn for a special Oklahoma youth hunt in 2009 and bagged this 10-pointer early enough to go trick or treating on that Oct. 31 evening! Dad Dane helps pose the buck.
Peyton Eleazer, from Richland County, SC took his first turkey while hunting with his dad on a friend's farm in Newberry County in April last year. The bird had a 9 3/4-inch beard and weighed 19 pounds.
Katy deer hunter Garrick McCarthy shot his first buck last season and it was a dandy! Garrick, 12, dropped the Atascosa County, TX 9-pointer at 120 yards with one shot from his .243.
Trent Duck killed his first buck Nov. 27 last season while hunting with his dad, Kevin Duck, in the isle of Wight County, VA.
Kobe Cunningham bagged his first squirrel on a Tyler County, WV hunt in October of 2010. That's his younger brother Kade helping show off the bushytail.