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Here is a gallery of odd "outdoor" photos that find their way to this website. Click on photo for larger view! Got an odd or interesting photo?

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Sighting in your expensive new deer rifle
1. Shiny new, high-powered deer rifle...........$1,200.00
2. Quality, high-powered scope........................ $ 550.00
3. Bore sighting device..................................... $ 140.00
4. Hospital Visit............................................... $4,893.00
5. Forgetting to remove the bore sighting device prior to shooting?

William submitted these photos of a buck weighing over 400 pounds! Any details?

Here's how not to load your moose!! No details. Thanks Brent!

To all my hunting buddies...

A white buck hit by a car near Petoskey, Mich. Do not think it is a true albino because it has dark eyes and nose. Thanks to Tamara!

Guys, Here is how my day started yesterday (11-29-2007). Got a call that 2 bull elk were locked up and one was dead the other still alive. The bulls were in a field about 15 miles Northeast of Monticello. When I got there I actually found 2 bulls locked antlers... I thought this only happened in other areas...J. and I were going to tranquilize the bull and saw problem..we did not have enough of the drugs to do a good job. So we walked out there and sawed the one point off of the dead bulls right antler and then we had to saw the main beam of the left antler to get the other bull free. The whale tail was over the bulls eyes, lodged between the eye guards. When we cut it free the bull stood there for awhile catching its breath with the piece of the antler still in it's antlers. When it took off the piece of antler came out...WOW! this was for sure one of the most memorable days....Enjoy the pics. TJ

This huge rattlesnake was killed in Texas at a gas plant. Thanks William!

Rabbit's Revenge! Photo by Wayne King from Lander.

Not sure of the story behind this black buck. Thanks to William!
Update 12/31/07: Have heard this was shot in Arkansas and in Michigan. J.D. sent info about 2 different threads, one claiming Michigan, the other Arkansas.

Deer killed on Railsback Dr. off Ellerbe Road, Shreveport, La. on 10/23/07, just outside the city limits. Shot with a muzzle loader by a ninth grader.

This fox has it figured out!

A fully loaded Dodge Dakota! Thanks Brent!

Here are some pictures of a Grizzly that was hit on Hwy 200 near Lincoln, Montana on
Oct. 17, 2007. They estimated it was over 750 pounds. Thanks to Brent.

Happy Sunset!

Some trampolines are just plain dangerous! Thanks Duane!

Mule deer doe taken this fall in SD with all four feet like this. Thanks Kyle!

Only in Montana during Hunting Season.
Some photos taken on Sunday Nov 3 2007 in Lincoln, Montana

Karen from Big Al's Online writes: This is a picture of a turtle that one of our franchise stores acquired and below is a link to one of the many news stories about it. I thought visitors to your website might be interested in a two headed red-eared slider turtle. As you can see though, it's not your ordinary two headed turtle.

Southern Oregon fishing opportunity. Imagine catching this guy on a fly rod. Somebody got pictures of a 7 point Bull swimming across Southern Oregon's Fish Lake!!!

Hey Friends, the Hunt has come to a "freaky" end. Took this Elk on Thursday am, after 26 days of Hunting, (not counting the pre-hunt scouting trips). Enjoy, Carolyn. Thanks Brent!

Here are some photos that you may enjoy..... A WOLF CATCHING SALMON !! Brooks Falls, Katmai, Alaska. "Photos taken at Katmai National Park. © Paul Stinsa 2007"

Shot near Dubois, WY., this bull elk has three horns. Thanks Rocky!

Some things you just have to see for yourself! Muzzleloader Season. You won't believe this one. I was hunting out in Sidney this past weekend for my muzzleloader buck. Well I got him. I'll make a long story short. First off, Mike kept telling me he saw a buck with an arrow through his head. I thought he was full of it, but he kept telling me he saw it again. Saturday evening we saw this buck jumping around going out of control from about 350 yards away. Mike told me it was probably the one with the arrow in its head. The buck was with another one that night. The next morning I sat up in the tree stand and waited, all of a sudden at about 10 minutes after sun up, there were two bucks that came right to the side of my stand, 30 yards. I saw the arrow instantly and didn't know what to think. Anyways, he ended up giving me a shot and I took him. Looks like the arrow was in there probably at least a couple months or more. No blood or anything and you could move the arrow. Thanks Duane!

This is a droptine growing out of the Kansas buck's eye socket! Thanks Duane and Brent!

Here is a deer that got caught on the fence at the State Veterans Cemetery in Casper. Thanks Benton!

Brent writes: Here is a picture of a special city deer that we all enjoy seeing around. I took the pictures of him in velvet at the end of July and a friend of mine's wife or daughter (the Brannan's) took the others just this week in their back yard. He is thought to be around 35" wide some pictures make him look bigger though, he has been around town for at least 3 years and everybody keeps a close eye on him so he stays around.

Baby Moose 12 Hours Old - Born in the middle of downtown Naubinway, Michigan. Thanks to Duane.

These fellas found this button buck swimming a mile and a half from shore. Not sure where this occurred. They turned him loose when they got back to shore..he was soooo tired and was glad to get into their boat and rest! Thanks Dusty!

These elk photos are apparently from Dixon, Montana. Pretty amazing that both would get "wired". Thanks to Dusty.

This young bull near Big Sky, Montana found his first "love"!

At first glance this elk looks normal, but as we took a second look we noticed that his right horn comes out of his forehead. We found this elk while bow hunting near Cody, Wy. Berta from Riverton Wy

This is an Australian Scrub Python pulling a kangaroo out of the water. Talk about a maneater! This picture is from Western Australia. Take a careful look at this picture.....see the size of the snake and the kangaroo being pulled out of the water! Thanks Brent!

A bear was walking across Rainbow Bridge (Old Hwy 40 at Donner Summit, Truckee, NV) on Saturday when two cars also crossing the bridge scared the bear into jumping over the edge of the bridge. Somehow the bear caught the ledge and was able to pull itself to safety. (WOW) Authorities decided that nothing could be done to help Saturday night so they returned Sunday morning to find the bear sound asleep on the ledge. After securing a net under the bridge the bear was tranquilized, fell into the net, was lowered, then woke up and walked out of the net, none the worse for wear. Thanks Brent!

Don’t know if they’re true or not, but that’s one impressive moose…Thanks to Louis.

New interesting pics of a moose...again a big thanks to Louis!

This Sturgeon was caught on the Willamette River just below Oregon City in February 2006. It weighed out at over 1,000 lbs and measured out at 11'1". It was 56" around the girth and took over 6 and a half hours for the 4 guys taking turns reeling.

Don't know much about these pics other than it's being touted as a 540 score rack! It's BIG! Anybody have any info? Some say this bull is from a game farm in Canada. It sure has the "game farm" look!

A pinto deer! Portage County, just north of Junction City, Wisc.

When this little guy was young; he lost his mother too soon. So the Fish and Game brought him to Wendall and Debbie. They asked them to get him raised to a safe age to turn him loose again. So they bottle fed and took care of him; after a while they fed him with their cows. So last Spring he was a year old ... and it was time to turn him back into the wild. Opened the gate and off he went. Stayed gone all summer; then this fall he was back with the cows. He really thinks he is a cow for now. All were happy to see him as he is pretty friendly. He loves honey buns and will eat them right out of your mouth. Wendall and Debbie live right up in the mountains so it came time to bring the cows down. Well the moose was lonely all by himself so he headed down to find another heard of cows to hang with. The neighbors called about a week later and asked Wendall to please come and get his Moose. So he headed out with a honey bun, bucket of grain and the horse trailer and brought him back home. The moose is free to go anytime he wants but is choosing to stay put for now. Surely, come spring he will start to feel a bit like a male Moose and take off but, for now he is happy.

This man had a small coyote problem...things are better now! Thanks to Duane!

A picture taken of an eagle on a dead deer in northeastern Montana in
the Frenchman Creek area. Thanks Seth!

What happens when a Pit Bull picks a fight with a Porcupine? Thanks to Dusty!

This is not your Sesame Street Big Bird! Thanks to Brent and Brian. Based on information provided in a number of emails, these pictures were taken by a Finnish nature photographer named Pekka Komis, and it was taken in the southern part of Finland.

The monster fish, which weighed an amazing 42.9 pounds, was caught in 2004 on a lake in southern Holland by Dutch angler Ewout Blom.

He was trolling a perch-patterned Rapala Super Shad Rap when he noticed his rod bend slightly. It straightened, then bent completely. He set the hook and battled for five full minutes, including a few tense moments when the giant thrashed at the surface. The pike measured 50 inches (127 centimeters if you’re Dutch).

“The mystery is over,” said NAFC Executive Director Steve Pennaz. “You can tell by its coloring and the shape of its fins that it’s a European pike.”

Here are a couple pics from last fall. Put the camera on a wallow and this is what showed up. Also a pic from last spring and a decent bear that would only show up at night. Submitted by Jade T. Butler, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

According to the internet rumor, this buck was taken by a 14 year old Amish boy near Dalton WI. One of these photos appeared in American Hunter Magazine. These photos were sent in by Wanda in Lander. A huge buck never-the-less!

Only Wimps Use ATVs to Get Their Deer Out of the Woods! Thanks Dusty!

The guy in the picture raised the moose from a first born to this and it will not leave. A train had hit the mother and the baby moose shot out. He took it home and nursed it. It stayed around with his horses and slept in the barn. He started harnessing it with his horses and when they died the moose still would not leave so he used him for his work. The moose will not even leave during the rut season. This guy lives up in Canada in a very remote area. Thanks Dusty!

This Mountain Lion was shot in Oregon. How would you like to mosey around a
corner on a trail and come face to face with THIS big guy?!?
Thanks Duane!

Want to thank Dusty and Brent for sending in these photos. These were apparently taken in Michigan's UP, where wolves are about as popular as they are here in Wyoming.

More Albino moose! Photos taken in Canada. Thanks again Louis. Very rare to see two together.

Photo of a weird walleye. It was caught on Echo Lake, near Ft. Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan Jan. 2006. It has obviously survived well, even with a crooked spine. It weighed about 3 lbs. George, J R Sports, Regina, Sask.

Here’s a photo of an Albinos Moose shot this fall in Quebec, Canada. The location was “ZEC des Sables”. Thanks to Louis.

Here is a picture of a deer taken last year near the Yellowstone Ranch, on the Beaver Creek near Lander. It's not an albino but close. Submitted by Becky Shepard from Lander.

The story that was attached said this occurred in Africa and a rancher was losing sheep. Tried other fences before installing the electric fence. Found out what was eating his sheep alright. Check out the teeth on this African Rock Python. Submitted by Jeffrey Haakinson. Thanks to Tom for the specifics.

This bull was taken by Mark Rose on 9/13/03, near Rapid on the Alaska Peninsula. The official entry score is 247-7/8 which ranks #15 All-time. The bull with the greatest spread in the records book is 81-4/8. Thanks Duane for the photo submission and Brent for the info.

Not much info, I believe Three Lakes WI, one of them had over 21 points, that’s all I got.
Submitted by Brent Wilkes.

Here's a buck with a toenail problem! Can you imagine tracking this guy? Thanks to Brent Wilkes for the pic

These guys were trolling with downriggers on Montana's Fort Peck and look what they caught! Biologists figure the bull was probably shot and went into the water and died. Thanks Kirk!

Re: Elk pics in Montana's Fort Peck....I was just browsing your website and saw pictures of the elk next to the boat in the water. The pictures say Montana's Fort Peck, however that's not where the pictures were taken. That elk was killed on the banks of the Columbia River in Washington State during the fall salmon fishery near Hanford Nuclear Reserve. The elk was shot in the head with a 22 on the bank of the river during low water and when the dam flushed water during the day, it swept the elk into the river as the river level came up. The Hanford Nuclear Reserve holds a large heard of elk that come down to the river for water, and that's when the elk was shot... Just wanted to clear that up. Travis

FAIRBANKS ALASKA (October 17) - A bull moose was suspended 50 feet in the air after its antlers became tangled in a power line under construction southeast of Fairbanks. The incident happened on October 5 on the Pogo Mine Road. The moose apparently became tangled in electrical wires while the line, under construction to the Teck-Pogo gold mine about 80 miles southeast of Fairbanks, was close to the ground. Workers noticed something wrong after tightening the line, and backtracked to find the moose hanging by its antlers. The moose was alive when it was lowered to the ground, but Department of Fish and Game officials decided to kill it rather than tranquilize it before removing the wires. Officials say they were worried the stressed moose would die and the drugged meat would not be salvageable. "The only unfortunate part is we had to shoot the moose," said Gabriel Marian, president of City Electric Inc., the contractor erecting the power line to the mine. "It would be more of a feel-good story if we had let it down and it ran off. "The moose may have weighed as much as 1,200 pounds. Dave Davenport, a technician for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Delta Junction, said he is trying recover the antlers. The workers believe the moose may have come across the sagging and swaying wires and decided to challenge the power line to a fight, as bull moose are known to do during the rut, or mating season. "My guess is he was in full rut and probably seen that line moving out there," and decided to fight, said Marvin Pickens, line construction manager for City Electric in Anchorage. Crews can lay up to five miles of line at a time before tightening it with a giant hydraulic winch, said Pickens. The line is pulled through leaders on the crossties at the top of the power poles and then winched tight with as much as 5,000 pounds of pressure, he said. "As you're pulling, it constantly droops up and down," said Pickens. "My guess is that he was right in the middle of one of the sections when it got pulled up." The moose was likely suspended in the air for only a matter of minutes before workers investigated and found it, Marian said. It was tangled in static, the half-inch cable that is strung up next to the power lines to serve as a lightning rod, said Pickens. "I've been in this state 28 years and I've never seen anything like that," said Pickens. "City Electric has been in business for 52 years and never had an incident like this. "I can't see how it could happen but it happened," he said.
Thanks to Ryan Vincent from Evanston for this story.

This rare "puffer" walleye was pulled from 25 feet of water at Boysen Reservoir this fall. Caught by Greg Alvar from Casper. Greg said the fish hit like any other walleye and was full of fluid and is going to mount it. That will be some conversation piece!

Here's the story on this nice bull. Estimate at 350. Taken above old Amoco 4 Bear Field (above Meeteetse, WY) by Randy Cragoe, Wamsutter, and his brother Rob Cragoe. Shot high lung, ran out on tree line by cliff, then dropped and dropped and dropped.

This was a pretty interesting story from The Sunday Wichita Eagle Newspaper.

A resident in the area saw a ball bouncing around kind of strange in a nearby pond and went to investigate. It turned out to be a flathead catfish who had obviously tried to swallow a child's basketball which became stuck in its mouth!! The fish was totally exhausted from trying to dive, but unable to because the ball would always bring him back up to the surface. The resident tried numerous times to get the ball out, but was unsuccessful. He finally had his wife cut the ball in order to deflate it and release the hungry catfish.

When is a brown bear a black bear? Wrong place to stop for a bite!

This big albino muley buck was apparently spotted near Meeker, Colorado.

Pig that was caught 300 kms south of Katherine (Australia). They only caught it because their dogs were going missing and it was eating their dogs! Thanks to Duane for the pic.

How did he manage this?

Something you don't see often! Thanks Brent!

Couple of bulls locked together near Story, Wy.. Thanks again Steve.

Here's an albino whitetail buck that was taken in Minnesota. Thanks to Steve Simpson.

This is an actual emergency room photo of a fisherman who lost control of his high-speed bass boat in West Virginia. Wardens believe that he was traveling at a speed of approximately 75 mph at the time of the accident. He was unable to negotiate a curve in the narrow waterway. Unfortunately for him, upon striking the shoreline and being ejected from the boat, he landed back end first on an old fence post. You can probably picture what happened next, but the picture really says it all. The good news is that, after about 6 months, this man made a full recovery after suffering a shattered hip, broken leg, several broken ribs, internal injuries and soft tissue damage. Doctors credited his recovery to the fact that the post lodged itself so tightly that there was little or no blood loss. Now that's got to hurt!!! DON'T DRIVE THAT FISHING BOAT TOO FAST!!!!!

Service call of the month from a Baltimore Gas & Electric residential customer...BGE received a call from a customer saying: "My power is out. When you come to fix it be sure to bring a truck with a tall enough bucket to remove the deer". The customer service rep prudently trying to gather information to help diagnose the problem asked, "What deer"? The customer replied "There is a deer on top of one of the electric poles on Wilkes Street about 1/2 mile west of Perimeter Rd. The customer service rep tried desperately to pull herself together and not laugh in front of the customer and replied, "We'll dispatch someone right away to investigate the power outage. Thank you for the call". Upon completion of the call, the customer service rep proceeded to share the funny story with her coworkers in the office and they all had a good laugh. Well, lo and behold, the serviceman who repaired the problem stopped by the customer service office the following day with these pictures. Apparently a train hit the deer and threw it up there.

This buck picked the wrong tree to rub!

Thanks to Mike Harris of Riverton for these photos of an albino fawn he received from a buddy in Texas.

This Texas Buck deer is recovering at the vets. I sure would like to be in a tree
stand somewhere near when they set it free. The deer got tangled in the fence and broke his neck.
Thanks to Duane De Alvarez for the photos!

This whole elk is frozen under the Lamar River in taken Thanksgiving Day 2005 by Harriet Corbett of Powell. That's her sister-in-law in the picture. Thanks to Brian!

Now this is one Bad-assed mule!

Here's what happens when you live in Wyoming and you put the pool up for the summer.

Montana Huntin' Rig...thanks to Mike Harris!

An albino cub and it's mother.
I believe that these photos come from Wisconsin.

From what I understand, the driver of this car was slightly injured!

The reason for snake boots during dove season.....
Caught near Stephenville, Texas. Just under 8ft and 89lbs.

Larry Earley lives about 30 miles from Orlando, in the very rural community of Okahumpka, in Lake County, Florida. When Larry took this hog to the processor it weighed in at over 1100 pounds! The meat has no wild taste, as it was grain fed and Larry is quite the hero. He has fed many fireman and provided the homeless shelter in downtown Orlando with a couple of meals.

Some decoys are just too effective!

Here is one determined bruin! Must be some premium bird seed!

Not sure where these photos came from, but found them very interesting!