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Big Bear shot Saddle Hills Alberta, Sept 20/2010

These two gents were calling elk in the Saddle Hills south of Woking, Alberta when this big
guy slipped in on the caller. The Shooter spotted the bear about 8 yards from the caller and
dropped him with 5 shots out of his 338 Rem Mag.

Farmers in the area knew about the bear but weren't able to track after it had killed 3 horses,
5 cows, 13 sheep and a pen full of chickens on several different homesteads in the area.

Fish and wildlife had bear traps set up in the area but noticed on surveillance video that whenever
he would enter one his hump would hit the top of the culvert trap slowing him enough that the trap
door would whack him on the head before he was all the way in the reap.

Check out the scar tissue on his face... Bear weighed in just under 1300 pounds and would have stood 11 ¾ feet tall on its hind legs...

Ohio 3 buck fight!

Naturally aborted twin whitetail fawns . Found while spring shed antler hunting. One is a freak! Note the triangle shaped Cyclops eye .

The buck pictured here was harvested by Rex Covell of Shawnee, Kansas, during a Miami County archery hunt on October 23. The buck, which actually has three antlers, has a drop-tine-like antler which passes through the head and drops out adjacent the eye! Covell said he is still on cloud nine.

“I had moved my Tri-Pod deer stand just a couple of days before, and I got in the stand about 4 in the afternoon. I was watching as other animals were around. A squirrel was near and I was watching it when I heard another noise. I looked around and this big buck had just jumped the fence and was coming right toward my stand. It was all over in a matter of seconds. I didn’t really see the antler growing out by the eye, I just saw he was a big buck with a tremendous rack. I just had seconds to shoot. He was walking in when I let go.”
It was about 6:30 p.m. Covell said the big buck ran only 30 to 40-yards before dropping dead. He was using a PSE bow, with a Goldtip shaft tipped with an After-Shock point.
He was amazed when he saw the antler sticking out from below the buck’s eye. “I thought at first he had been in a fight and the other buck’s antler had embedded and broke off,” he said. It was a while before he learned it was an abnormal antler growth giving the buck three antlers.
He called his friend Clarence Cooper of Paola to give him a hand. He also got in touch with Jeff Fraka, official Pope & Young scorer of white-tailed deer antlers. He was trying to explain to Fraka about the extra antler and Fraka broke in with: “I know just what you are talking about. I’ve got a picture of him!”
Naturally Covell couldn’t believe it, but when Fraka e-mailed him a picture he had gotten on his Cuddeback trail camera in 2006, he believed.
“I would think it was the same deer,” Covell said. “The one Fraka had a picture of had a growth of some kind in the same area as the one I took.”
“I have a mineral lick the deer visited for four years before relocating to where Rex took him,” Fraka said. “I really believe the minerals help all deer in developing larger antlers. I can’t explain this abnormal antler from below the eye, though.”
A third antler may be scored, Fraka said, it’s just put in the abnormal (scoring) column.
“I was really wanting to have a whack at him,” Fraka said, “but I never saw the deer where he hung out for four years from my tree stand. I had at least 75 pictures of him in different stages. He green-scored at 192 4/8 inches non-typical.
I’m 90 percent sure this is a deer that was known to me as Boneface. He had disappeared from where I had a few Cuddeback pictures of him last year in velvet in August. He was not quite finished growing in the velvet photos. If this isn’t him we sure have some freak nasty genetics running rampant here in Miami County, Kansas.”
“Rex is very fortunate and a very serious deer hunter,” Fraka added. “I know a lot of people doubt it is true. I guess they are just the negative type.”
“By far it’s my biggest one ever,” Covell said. “I guess he would have weighed between 250 and 300 pounds.”
Of course he is having the head mounted. It will be available for display when the mounting is completed.

Frank Mazza co-owner of the Catarosa Ranch writes: These pictures were taken on our Whitetail Deer hunting ranch, The Catarosa Ranch in Catarina, Dimmit County, Texas this past summer over by our water storage tanks. Obviously the rattler lost the battle and we surely appreciate what these Blue Indigo snakes do for us. Definitely an asset to the South Texas ranches!

Identical twins in Canada who target behemoth trout and call themselves The Fishing Geeks may be destined for a more complimentary moniker after their most recent milestone — the world-record rainbow. Adam and Sean Konrad, 26, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, each have line-class records for rainbow trout as recognized by the International Game Fish Association. But Adam was the lucky angler who hooked into their largest rainbow trout the evening of June 5 at nearby Lake Diefenbaker, while Sean was targeting walleye on this reservoir system of the South Saskatchewan River. The final tally after the 20-minute tussle to get the bruiser 'bow to shore: 43.6 pounds, 38.75 inch in length and a girth of 34 inches. Should the numbers stand, Adam Konrad will hold the all-tackle world record for rainbow trout, eclipsing the 42-pound, 2-ounce standard that was set by a boy, David White, in June 1970 on Alaska's Bell Island. "I call it a freak of nature, but that's what we were looking for," Konrad told He was casting from shore using an orange, 4-inch Mepps Syclops spoon on 6-pound line. If his line tests to that strength, Konrad also will break the 6-pound line-class rainbow record of 31¾ pounds, taken at New Mexico's Santa Cruz Lake in 1999, according to Becky Reynolds, the IGFA's world record coordinator. And should the line test high, to 8 pounds, Adam will overtake his brother's record of 34½ pounds, Reynolds said Adam Konrad already holds the 12-pound line-class record of 33 pounds, 6 ounces. Each of the Konrad twins' records has been produced at Lake Diefenbaker. Thanks for the info James!

On November 6, 2008, Dona Viereck, called to tell us that she was driving to Canton, South Dakota and had seen a buck in the distance with his head down. It wasn't moving, and although she honked the car horn repeatedly, he wouldn't raise his head. She grabbed her binoculars and looked at him, and saw that the buck's horns were entangled with those of another one, which was dead. So she called us and asked if we wanted an adventure -- untangling the animals! Well, we went, pronto!!! I took my camera and we walked right up to them.

They were tangled in an old fence line just east of a golf course, where some railroad tracks had been. The live buck was on the high side, and the dead buck on the slope. The other buck had been dead for 2 or 3 days, we estimated.
Terry attempted to break a point off the dead buck's rack with his pliers, but couldn't. He tried turning the dead buck's head but the other one just became more frightened and started backing up. The live buck had the bigger rack - a 5 x 6. The dead buck was bigger bodied and looked to be an older deer. It had more "stickers" on its rack.
The now scared buck eventually got out of the fence, and out in the open. Terry pulled an old post out of the fence line and used it to try and pry the racks loose, but it didn't work.
We finally decided to go to a friend's house in order to borrow his chainsaw, but then we thought something quieter would be better, and so got a hacksaw instead. Terry sawed the main beam on the dead buck and then other one was free!He finally raised his head a little, and then a little more. He stood there with his head held high looking at both of us and we wondered if he were going to try charging us too! Then he turned and ran off rather wobbly. He went a short distance, laid down briefly, and then got up and took off in the direction of the Big Sioux River.

Can anyone identify the writers of this story? Please email Ray

Polar Bear: I come in Peace...Norbert Rosing's striking images of a wild polar bear coming upon tethered sled dogs in the wilds of Canada's Hudson Bay. The photographer was sure that he was going to see the end of his dogs when the polar bear wandered in. The bear returned every night that week to play with the dogs. Thanks Duane!

Alaska Bear attack 2009. Apparently a bear attacked his plane while parked in a remote field up here in AK. He had not cleaned out the inside after a long fishing trip and the bear smelled it. He had 2 new tires, 3 cases of Duct Tape and several rolls of cellophane delivered. Then went about repairing the plane so he could fly it home. Gutsy to say the least. Thanks Richard!

Fond du Lac 30 point buck!!!

These photos were submitted as being from Northern Louisiana, however, thanks to Mike Auger, it was determined that these come from a company that offers guided hunts in Turkey. Still a huge boar! Thanks for the info Mike!

Montana Hot Tub party!

A lady was telling her neighbor that she saw a man driving a pick-up truck down the interstate, and a dog was hanging onto the tail gate for dear life! She said if the pick-up truck driver hadn't been going so fast in the other direction, she would have tried to stop him. A few weeks later, her neighbor saw this truck at the Bass Pro Shop. The pick-up truck driver is a local taxidermist with a great sense of humor! And it is not a dog it is a coyote. Can you imagine how many people try and stop this guy????? Thanks to Duane!

Darby Smith writes: These were taken by a friend of mine in North Carolina, Scott Tucker, while out duck hunting. The deer did get off the ice and up the bank farther down the river.

A very interesting set of photos showing an eagle attacking a swan! I can't seem to find the email of the person who sent it in. Any help?

Mike Harris writes: This 2 year old, 100 pound, male mountain lion was hanging out in a tree in the middle of Powell, WY, at 7 a.m. Sunday, May 31, 2009. Game and Fish and a bunch of cops tranquilized it and took up tothe mountains. Crazy times in the big city!

Dave Stenson writes: Thought you might enjoy these pictures. Had a doe deer killed near my barn in Sunrise Wyoming one evening and discovered it the next morning while going to feed my dog in her pen. I could see where the deer had been dragged so followed the trail. The lion had used my barn as an ambush point and killed the deer while it was going to water. Then dragged it to the back side of the barn, not more than 100 ft from the house, where her and her two kittens fed for three nights on the kill. I set up a trail-cam and it took nearly 500 pictures of them in two nights. Think they have since moved on but the deer around are still a little nervous.

Background: A person named Daniel was visiting a friend in Montana and touring through Glacier National Park. They were hiking up a CLOSED ROAD when they came upon this scene. It is evident that the mountain lion and bighorn sheep were fighting on the mountain and fell to their immediate death sometime during the struggle. Pay special attention to the mouth of the mountain it still has sheep hide in its mouth!!!!

For you Moose hunters, photographers, and wildlife lovers out there,


Just across the border from Vanceboro, Maine....
Yes it is a regular size dirt road.

Ever have one of those days? By the way, the badger is alive.

Mark Riley from Missouri writes: I thoroughly enjoy your gallery of odd. I have my own oddity. This is a paddlefish that we found in our 1-1/2 acre pond! It weighed 104 lbs and was 69 inches long. Neighbors tell me it was rescued from flood waters at 2 ft. long and had been put in the pond 19 years earlier.

Rumored to be from Carlin, tough kitty! Anyone have more info?

North Dakota Buck! No other info provided....

Kerry Connell from Lander was on a fall foliage tour on Prince Edward Island, Canada last fall when this photo opportunity presented itself.

Now I know why many states prohibit the use of dogs for hunting deer!

A couple from Wahkon, MN were featured on a local TV station after filming and capturing photos of these albino whitetails.

Chevy vs. Ram...A really nice Ram that was hit about the 125 mile marker on I-90 near Rock Creek outside of Missoula , MT on Thursday 12/11. The Ram was still stuck in the grill when we arrived and I had to force it out. From point of impact to where the vehicle stopped was better than 200 feet.

Next time I'll take the pictures and you let the bear out! Johnny Willcut writes: This post of the release of the grizzly bear from the trap is from the 1980's in NW Montana. The now retired game warden is in his early 80's and still hunts.

Rotting whale…..the ultimate bear bait!!!

Thanks Dusty!

Near Swenson,Texas (about 70 miles NW of Abilene.)
Look at what James Snipe hit with his car on County Road 328 north of Swenson Texas in Stonewall County . The lion was still alive but unable to move, so our neighbor called animal control and they came and put him down. A landowner had seen this one a week before dragging off a 320 lb steer. This one weighed 260 lbs. while most mature males mountain lions weigh 80 to 150 lbs. Thanks Dusty!

Louisiana retriever! Thanks Brent!

East of Broadus on John Smith Ranch. Sheriff handled call. One buck was rescued.

Action figures take down squirrel.

Who needs a truck! Thanks Dusty.

No back ground on these pics, but certainly unique!! Thanks Dick!

Wrong place...wrong time!

Mike Mills from Riverton writes: I was working in the Pinedale Anticline and noticed this antelope standing alone, along side the road. Something struck me as odd when I saw him so I pulled to the side of the road and pulled out my work camera to use the zoom. I had no idea if somebody should be notified of this buck's condition so when I got home I called a couple of friends who are avid hunters who said they'd make calls to some of their friends who are wardens here in Fremont County and put the word out.

A family that lives on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska decided to build playground for their sons.

They lined the bottom with smooth-stone gravel all around to avoid knee scrapes and other injuries. They finished building it one Friday evening and were very pleased with the end product.

The following morning, the mom was about to wake up the boys and have them go out to play in their new play center. This is what she saw from the upstairs window:

Out on Vernon a couple of weeks ago looking for horns, we did not shoot it. Editor: Not sure what to make of this. Tame perhaps? Interesting anyway. Thanks Brent!


Here's the answer to an age old question!


I was going to build the Gazebo on the edge of my dock down by the lake but I thought I might just as well build the deck with floats on it and I can then take it out fishing too. Has 15,000# capacity. The deck is 18ft x 18ft with 12 plastic foam filled dock floats that are 4ft x 4ft by 18 inches high and the Gazebo is 10 ft. Hexagon with a table and chairs. Inside, under the table is my trolling motor so I can take it out to my favorite fishing hole. The trolling motor is remote controlled wireless so I can be fishing outside and operate the motor. 2 electric winches with 40# anchors. Built-in a water pump so I can clean the fish right on the spot. Now I can relax and fish while my wife can sit and relax.

Just like in "Jaws"; I think we're gonna need a bigger boat.

South Texas Rattlers in Love! Thanks Kris!

This was in Kaktovik. Can you imagine a worse time to have a slip and fall incident? I'll bet he wishes he could trade that camera in for a .458 H&H Magnum rifle! Thanks Dusty!

An ice wave photographed in 2002 in Antarctica by Tony Travouillon. Amazing! Thanks to Kristin!

This snake and the 4 golf balls was actually an Australian coastal carpet python on the Gold Coast, taken at Currumbin Wildlife sanctuary. I would definitely Take A Drop!

This incredible ice took place in Versoix, a town close to Geneva City Switzerland. Leman Lake.

The photos aren't as clear as they could be, but are still amazing. Apparently the cat gave up and the bull lived.

Rick Young writes: Here is a pic of my Blue Whitetail Buck I took on Christmas Eve 2007 in Texas. The best explanation of his color so far is something called Luecism. Apparently it is caused by an incomplete genetic code that helps to determine the color of the animal.

Never heard of a triple lock! Any more info? Thanks to Roger!

A Unibuck apparently shot near the Pittsburgh, PA. airport. Thanks William!

What a tremendous moose! Anyone have further info about this giant? Just glad I didn't have to pack these antlers out on my back. Thanks to Roger!

Here's the note that accompanied these photos: "Check these shots out. Don't know the story behind them. Apparently someone north of Fort St. John took them." Any info? Thanks to Dusty!

Cindy and Rick Henke write: This deer was harvested with a bow on Dec. 30th by Jay Trudell of Delafield Wisconsin. Jay made a great hit on this deer. It expired inside of 50 yards. On New Years Eve, Jay brought to deer to me to be butchered. I skinned it for a shoulder mount, stopping right behind the ear. The buck dressed out at 175 pounds and has a good layer of fat on it’s rump. Every indication was that this was a normal, healthy deer. I returned the head to Jay for mounting. After the taxidermist capped the skull, he cut the skull plate to remove the antlers. As he finished the cut, he hit metal. Jay got the skull and antlers back and cleaned them and brought them to be to show me what was inside the brain of this deer. The hide was completely healed and did not give away that there was an injury. The threaded portion of the head had snapped off.
The deer had been shot in a prior season with a Wasp Hammer broadhead. It entered the brain but did not kill the deer. It also passed through the hinge of the jaw and had grown over with bone and prevented the jaw from opening all but the smallest amount. The brain was infected around the puncture wound. I'm not sure which portion of the brain was injured but I suspect it was the part that helps the deer avoid a hunter.

Also from Cindy and Rick: There must be some less that lethal hunters where Jay hunts because 2 years prior to this, Jay's brother brought me a deer with a damaged hind quarter. Upon removing the meat from that deer I discovered a portion of a broadhead embedded in femur (hind quarter) I included the bone from the opposite (healthy) side of the same deer as a comparison. Both of these injuries were at least a year old. These are tough animals.

Kalispell Montana, Thanksgiving night, don't know much more than that, person set up a trail cam on this deer carcass thinking they might get pictures of a coyote, fox, bobcat possibly a cougar or a wolf but they got a lot more than they ever imagined. Thanks to Brent!

Texas has a deer worth $1Million?
With a 46-point rack and a Boone and Crockett score of 334, it's hard to argue that a whitetail named Stickers isn't the biggest buck to ever consume protein in Texas. Sammy Nooner of Hondo brought Stickers home in February. Since then, fellow deer breeders have been speculating on the price tag. Some estimates involve seven figures for the 6-year-old monarch buck, whose semen fetches $4,000 to $5,000 per straw.