Jim Harrah of Fayetteville, W.Va. with a buck killed during the 2020 archery season in the Smoke Hole section of Grant County, W.Va. Mike Comer of Ravenswood, W.Va. nailed his trophy buck of a lifetime during the 2020 archery season hunting at dusk in a driving rainstorm under a persimmon tree.   Jim Harrah of Fayetteville, W.Va. with a 22 inch rainbow trout caught from the Cheat River in Preston County, W.Va.  Jim Harrah of Fayetteville, W.Va. shares this picture of a buck he killed in West Virginia's New River Gorge in November 2020 Steve Gillespie of Arlington, TN shares this picture with us of his first deer ever, killed during the 2020 hunting season. Abby Faulkner of Bridgeport, W.Va. with her first trout caught during 2020 on Glady CreekJamie Jordan of Charleston, W.Va.  shares a picture of his hunting buddy and a grouse they took together using a black powder shotgun. Lillyann Runyon, age 4, with a bluegill she caught from the lake at Grant's Branch Park near here home in Pikeville, KentuckyRyan Jeffrey of Clendenin and his six year old daughter Lilly pose with the buck Ryan killed. The two of them were in the blind and got to witness this buck fighting with another before the harvest in Roane County, W.Va. Josh Preece of Lenore, W.Va. shows off a largemouth bass he caught during a trip to Lake Chickamauga in Tennessee.  Ryan Jeffrey of Clendenin, W.Va. poses with his first black bear, killed on a hunt in Nicholas County, W.Va. Bayleigh Vaughn of Pigeon, W.Va. seems impressed with the catfish she and her Daddy landed. Brandi Meadows of Tornado, W.Va. with a stellar smallmouth bass caught fishing from a kayak.  James Walker of South Charleston, W.Va. sends along this picture of his son with a nice 8 point buck he killed in Kanawha County, W.Va. Marcus Boyce of Nettie, W.Va. finally killed this buck after trying to get him the last four years while hunting an area of Greenbrier County, W.Va. Dale Brown of Morgantown shot this 10 point buck on the opening day of the 2020 rifle season in Monongalia County.  The buck featured a 20 inch spread on its antlers. Doug Snyder of Kincaid, W.Va. sent along this trail cam pic of the one that got away.  He said his trophy is still out there walking...maybe next year.  Nick Rice of Buffalo, W.Va. caught this musky which was 48 3/4 inches from the Elk River in January 2021. Eric Gillespie of Cowen, W.Va. shares a picture of his daughter with a buck she hunted from the time she was 17 years old, passing  on several other bucks,  she finally got him in 2020. Walker Adkins of Branchland, W.Va. showing off a great 8 point buck killed with a bow in Lincoln County, W.Va. Jager Cole Ross, age 8, pictured here with his twin brother Paxson Jordon Ross and his first deer.  Killed in in the 2020 season with a .270 rifle. Paxson Jordon Ross, age 8,  of Clarksburg with his first buck, killed at 20 yards with a cross bow. Gary Ross of Clarksburg shared this very cool picture of his grandson Cole Ross with his first squirrel, killed with the same .410 shotgun his grandfather started hunting withRandy Young of Elkins, W.Va. with a rainbow he caught fly fishingRobert Workman of Copen, W.Va. shares this picture of his six year old's first squirrel. Josh Christian of Wayne, W.Va. caught this 26 pound catfish, his biggest fish ever, from a pay lake near Pritchard, W.Va.  Dina Brown of Panama City, Florida shared this picture of his mom during a halibut fishing trip to Alaska. Jake Morriston, 7 years old, of Keslers Cross Lanes, WV, trapped his first coyote on December 30, 2020. He was very excited that his patience finally paid off!Levi Barton of Northfork,  W.Va. killed his first bear while hunting with hounds in Wyoming County, W.Va.  Virgil Crites of Fisher, W.Va. shares this pic of his four-year old grandson Levi on his first squirrel hunt with their mountain cur squirrel dog.  Samuel Marcum of Chapmanville, W.Va. with his first bear killed after a long chase with hounds.  Lexi Marcum, age 14, of Chapmanville, W.Va. with her first deer killed at 12 yards with a crossbowJennifer Stewart of Stevensville, Md. shares this picture with us...hey, it's cool it's a trophy to her!!!Robert Dillon of South Point, Ohio sends along a pic of this dandy 13 point buck which he tells us couldn't hide even in the snow.  He killed it in Lawrence County, Ohio and his children Sawyer and Lydia approve. Josh Christian of Wayne, W.Va. cheeses it up for the camera after catching a nice largemouth bass at East Lynn LakeWalter Underqood of Mount Hope, W.Va. shows off a nice 10 point buck he killed. Ronnie Bailey of Newtown, W.Va. Caught this on a  light action rod, rigged up with six pound test, with a tied on spoon and  no leader during a fly-in remote wilderness fishing adventure in Canada with his sons.  Jana Walls of Athens, W.Va. shares this unique picture of a full circle of cardinals outside the window of her Mercer County home.  Clark Fitzwater of St. Albans, W.Va. killed his first ever duck--this wood duck--while hunting at the Green Bottom WMA in West Virginia during the 2020 season. Eli Wilson of Oak Hill kills his doe while hunting in Harrison County, W.Va.
Aaron Fry of Logan, W.Va. missed the buck he had been hunting all season and was feeling pretty dejected when this one showed up at his stand on November 27, 2020 in Logan County, W.Va.  Jeremy Allen of Given, W.Va. shares this picture of his 5-year old daughter with her first deer killed with a crossbow on the opening day of the 2020 archery season in Putnam County, W.Va. Andrew Taylor of Fairmont, W.Va. with a 12 point buck he killed with a muzzleloader while hunting in November 2020 in Meigs County, Ohio Andrew Taylor of Fairmont, W.Va. killed this bobcat in Doddridge County in November 2020Matthew Chapman of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va. with a buck taken during the 2020 bow season. The buck had a 19 3/4 inch inside spread. Jackson Chapman, age 12, of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va. with a deer he killed on the first day of the 2020 rifle season in West VirginiaDuane Sikarskie of Ellamore, W.Va. with a nice 10 point buck killed on the opening day of the 2020 rifle season hunting in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. Austin Curry, age 15, of Sandyville, W.Va. killed this niece buck in Jackson County, W.Va. while hunting with a muzzleloader. Austin had passed on several other bucks earlier in the year and eventually this one came along. Kelsey Marple, age 15 a student at Harman High School killed her first bear in 2020.  Michael Wonders of Ridgely, W.Va. with a nice buck killed during the 2020 rifle season. MaKenna May of Morgantown, W.Va. with a nice 8 point buck killed with her bow in Monongalia County, W.Va. Austin Snyder, age 11,  of Beckley, W.Va. killed his first black bear with a crossbow while hunting with his dad in September 2020Linda Ferell of Kenova, W.Va. killed this fantastic buck on her first ever solo hunting trip.  Maci Kessler, age 8, with a couple of really nice rainbow trout caught while fishing with her grandpa Joe Kessler of Milton, W.Va. Paul Crumrine of Morgantown with a buck killed during the 2020 rifle season in Randolph County, W.Va. Paul Crumrine of Morgantown, W.Va. killed this ten point buck on the second day of the 2020 rifle season while hunting in Randolph County, W.Va. Kaden Moore, age 13, of Valley Bend, W.Va. killed this buck while hunting with a crossbow in Pocahontas County, W.Va. Ben Meadows of Tornado, W.Va. with a West Virginia spring gobbler. Hunter Faulkner of Bridgeport, W.Va. killed his first buck during the traditional muzzleloader season at the family property in Braxton County, W.Va.  Robbie Mosteller of Griffithsville, W.Va. shows off the results of a 2020 bear hunt in Logan County, W.Va.  Tommy Barrett of Hedgesville, W.Va. caught this 18 inch golden rainbow trout in Berkeley County, W.Va. on Opequon Creek in May 2020 on a canoe trip with a friend and his two brothers. It was a great day on the water!Patrick Dye of Big Bend, W.Va. shot this big buck near his home as he was going home from his stand on Thanksgiving day 2020. Teddy Moffatt of Kenna, W.Va. with a nice 9 point buck killed in the opening week of the 2020 rifle season in Jackson County, W.Va. Teddy Moffatt with his first black bear killed on the first day of the 2020 hunting season in Jackson County, W.Va. Alan Staddon of Morganntown, W.Va. shares a photo of a great day on the water trout fishing in Tucker County, W.Va. Carter Hardy, age 12, of Petersburg, W.Va. passed on a number of small bucks in the past four years before finally getting this nice 8 pointer during the 2020 hunting season. Jace Fisher of Kenna, W.Va. with a nice buck from the opening day of the 2020 rifle season in Jackson County, W.Va. Kylee McGann, of Keyser, WV caught her first golden trout while fishing at Dam 14 in Mineral County, W.Va. Chase Williamson sends along this picture of his 8 year old son Cruz Williamson with his first buck, a six pointer killed in Mingo County with his bow in 2020. Randy Duncan of Oak Hill, W.Va. with a nice rainbow trout he caught fishing at Summit Lake during October.  Jackson Shifler, age 9, of Martinsburg, W.Va. killed this buck in neighboring Maryland on that state's youth day. Mark Lilly of Bristol, W.Va. caught this fantastic smallmouth bass while fishing the Bluestone River with his son during the July 4th weekend.  It's his biggest smallmouth ever and is referred to by he and his son simply as THE FISHJill Lilly of Bristol, W.Va. sends along this pic of her son who decided to wet a line on Thanksgiving afternoon in their farm pond.  The third cast produced this nice bass.  Benjamin Helms of Hinton, W.Va killed this buck during the second week of the 2020 rifle season.  His first buck in the second week and his first buck on a state Wildlife Management Area. Otis Rose of Bluefield, Va. killed this 11 point buck November 1, 2020 while hunting in McDowell County, W.Va.  Grant Mitchem of Beaver, W.Va. was mighty grateful to a couple of friends who invited him to hunt their farm in Monroe County, W.Va. He killed this buck there on opening day of the 2020 rifle season Frederick Hammond of Ashton, W.Va. killed his first bear while hunting with friends in Nicholas County, W.Va. Nov. 28.  Fred called it a Todd Kiger of Clarksburg, W.Va. caught this shark on his first deep sea fishing trip with his boys.  Andrew Linville of Boone County killed this buck Friday Nov. 13th in an urban archery hunt in Kanawha County and a day later his 11 year old son Carter killed a doe with his crossbow in Boone County. Deborah Wellman of Mount Gay, W.Va. with an 8 point buck killed in the 2020 rifle season in Boone County.  Rick Friend of St. Albans, W.Va. took a Friday the 13th fishing trip on Little Pine Creek, Pa.  and hooked this nice rainbow trout. Jacob Fisher of Kenna, W.Va. killed this nice 8 point buck on the opening day of the 2020 rifle season in Jackson County, W.Va. Ethan Akers of Charleston killed his first buck, this nice 6 pointer, during a hunt with his family in Tucker County, W.Va. Bryan Dunlap of Uneeda, W.Va. killed this nice 10 point buck on the opening day of rifle season 2020 in Boone County. He and a friend had been hunting this buck for two years. David Augustine of St. Albans, W.Va. spent his Thanksgiving weekend crappie fishing in Jackson County, W.Va. and it looks to have worked out well for him. Tucker Emswiler, age 12, of Charleston, W.Va. killed this nice buck during the 2020 rifle season in Pocahontas County, W.Va.  Patrick Currey of Idemay, W.Va. killed the biggest buck of his life on the second day of the 2020 rifle season hunting with his buddy Donnie in Taylor County, W.Va.  Rusty Lane of Marlinton, W.Va. sends us a picture every year, but this year's 7 point buck from the Monongahela National Forest was special...killed with the Model 94 30-30 Winchester of his late father and hunting buddy. James Greene of Craigsville, W.Va. killed this nice buck on Friday the 13th of 2020.  William Bolen of Helen, W.Va.  killed this 10 point buck in Wyoming County, W.Va. on the last day of his vacation after several unsuccessful encounters with him. Mike Bohan of Charleston shares this picture of his daughter (but forgot to tell us her name) and says she was studying for a college final in the blind., stopped shot this doe, then went back to studying. Jeremy Scarbro of Mogantown, W.Va. shares this picture of a nice 8 point buck killed on the Wednesday of the opening week of rifle season in West Virginia 2020. Joshua Sullivan of Terra Alta, W.Va. shares this picture of his daughter Taryn who shot her second deer the day before she turned 7 years old. Rick Mallory of South Charleston, W.Va.  with an 8 point buck killed on the opening day of the 2020 rifle season in Kanawha County, W.Va. BJ Ellis of Proctorville, Ohio with an 8 point buck.  He didn't share where he killed it.  Eli Wilson of Oak Hill, W.Va. with his first deer killed in the hills of Fayette County, W.Va. in 2020Wyatt Ridgway, age 11, of Williamstown,  W.Va. with his second buck, an 8 pointer killed on his family's farm in Ritchie County, W.Va.  Michael Fitzwater of Arnoldsburg, W.Va. shows off a 38 inch muskie caught from the Little Kanawha River Elijah Simmons of Jane Lew, W.Va. with a nice 10 point buck killed in Randolph County, W.Va. Brock Markwell and his daughter Ella from Petersburg, W.Va.  It was the pup's first rabbit run under a gun and Ella's first rabbit.  What a great day!Khloe Blankenship, age 6, from Camden on Gauley, W.Va. caught this 13 inch bass while fishing last summer.  Her dad says she thought it was the biggest fish she'd ever seen!Lori Pierce of Newark, MD. with a nice buck she sent us as her trophy pic. Andrew Taylor of Fairmont, W.Va. shares a picture of the 9 point buck he killed on the opening day of the 2020 rifle season in Doddridge County, W.Va. Jill Warner of Riverton, W.Va. with a 233 pound black bear killed  in Pendleton County ,W.Va. Wylie Faw of South Charleston, W.Va. killed this nice 9 point buck on opening day of the 2020 rifle season--his first ever opening day buck Aaron Fry of Logan, W.Va. missed the buck he was after earlier in the season--but took this buck in Logan County instead November 27, 2020. Jeff Frey of Philippi, W.Va. killed this nice 9 point  buck in early October in Barbour County, W.Va. Doug Harvey of Cyclone, W.Va. killed this 14 point brute bowhunting November 21st in Wyoming County, W.Va. Mike Bohan of Charleston shares a pic of the 8 point buck he killed in Kanawha County. Austin Hess of Charlton Heights, W.Va. was scouting some new territory when he spied this nice buck and took the shot in Fayette County during the 2020 bow season.  Joe Castaldo of Hedgesville, W.Va. sends along a great memory from a Tuna Trip with buddies out of Ocean City, Maryland in 2020 Ralph Mcwhorter of Horner, W.Va. with a 10.3 pound 28.5 inch speckled sea trout caught in Pamlico Sound in Hatteras Village.
June 2020Zack McCoy of Oceana, W.Va. shows off his biggest buck to date killed in Wyoming County, W.Va. during the 2020 season.  His dad, Jerry McCoy, also pictured came along to help drag it out.  Rick Bebout of Morgantown, W.Va. with a nice buck killed in the 2020 archery season in Monroe County, W.Va.  Jacob Fisher of Kenna, W.Va. with a nice rainbow trout. Ramsie Monk of Ripley, W.Va. shares a nice trout she caught on a recent outing.  Layla Bolinger age 9, of Bruceton Mills, W.Va. killed her first Buck. near Bruceton Mills during the 2020 rifle season. Jack Reitmire of Hartford, W.Va. with a 62.3 pound Blue catfish he caught.  He didn't share where he caught this mighty fish.  Levi Wiseman, age 7, of Colton, W.Va. shows off a nice first deer, a 14 point buck, killed in the 2020 archery season in Randolph County.  Eli Wilson with a groundhog he shot while hunting in Harrison County. Conner Gregory of Summersville, W.Va. turned five on Wednesday, November 25 and took the seven point that he has been watching all year long on camera. It was his second book ever.Ryan Fitzwater of Gassaway, W.Va. with a 38 inch muskie he caught and released from the Little Kanawha River in Calhoun County, W.Va. in October 2020. Brogan Brown of Hurricane, W.Va. with an 11 point buck killed during the 2020 rifle season. He didn't share where he killed it.  Richard Fitzwater of Mount Zion,  W.Va. with a 19.5 inch smallmouth bass he caught and released on the Little Kanawha River in Calhoun County, W.Va. in November 2020. Callen Massey, age 8, of Roanoke, W.Va. with a bear he killed hunting in Pendleton County  W.Va. during the 2020 youth bear season.  Matt Lambert of Fayetteville, W.Va. with a buck he killed during the 2020 bow season in Wyoming County, W.Va. Michael Gordon of Hurricane, W.Va. with a 4.5 pound largemouth bass caught at O’Brien Lake in Jackson County last September on a spinner bait. Tad Bailey of Madison, W.Va. killed this nice 8-point buck in October 2020, but didn't share where he got it.  Addison Miley, age 8, of Petersburg, W.Va. killed her first deer hunting with her dad during the 2020 youth season in Grant County, W.Va.   She managed to kill the doe--and still made it to church on time. Korbin Henry from Daniels, W.Va. killed  his first squirrel on his first ever hunt October 2020 at his aunt and uncle’s farm in Wirt County, W.Va. Timothy Wayne Smailes of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. with a smallmouth caught from the Cacapon River. Emmylou McDaniel of Glenville, W.Va. with her first crossbow kill. The buck was killed in Gilmer County, W.Va. Anna Pry of Sylva, North Carolina sends along this picture of a recent float trip.  Sometimes--just being there is the trophy.  We couldn't agree more. Kolt Crosston, age 9, of  Elkins with his first buck taken with a crossbow in the 2020 archery season. Adalyn Dobbins of Glenville with her first buck, killed during the 2020 archery season in Gilmer countyScott Dobbins of Glenville, W.Va. with a 12 point buck he killed during the 2020 archery season in Doddridge County, W.Va. Tristan Dobbins of Glenville, W.Va. with a nice eight point buck he nicknamed Pitchfork watching him in the days leading up to the 2020 archery season. He killed the buck in Gilmer County. William Walter of Morgantown, W.Va. shows us a pic of Magnus--a 4 year old French Brittany who raised a limit of pheasant on this day in the field.   Vic Sands of Cabin Creek, W.Va. shares this pic from an October 2020 pheasant hunting trip to South DakotaTim Sias of Harts, W.Va. shares a drake wood duck taken during the 2020 waterfowl seasons. Brayson Hayes of Pennsboro, W.Va. with a 9 point buck killed in Tyler County during the 2020 rifle season.  He passed on several other bucks before taking this one. Jason Ballengee from Beaver, W.Va. with a nice 9 point buck taken with a compound bow in Summers County, W.Va.  on November 8, 2020 Randall Tiller of Man, W.Va. with the 7  point buck which carried a  22-inch spread which he killed during the 2020 season in Mingo County.  Lisa Lyston of Abington, Maryland shared this picture of a doe with whom she apparently had a close encounter--judging from the bench in a park or maybe her yard.  Dustin Vaughan of Pigeon, W.Va. says this might be just a doe, but it was a special deer to him because he got to share the excitement with his baby girl.  Jennifer Hatfield of Pinsfork, Kentucky shows off a monster buck she killed in Pike County, Ky. during the 2020 rifle season. Timothy Browning of Whitman, W.Va. with a 9 point buck killed during the 2020 archery season in Logan County, W.Va. Timothy Browning of Whitman, W.Va. with a bear killed while bow hunting in Logan County, W.Va. in fall 2020. Jill Warner of Riverton, W.Va. shares this picture of a 240 pound black bear killed in the early 2020 season while sharing the excitement of bear hunting with a group of young people on their first bear hunt. Maverick Harper, age 4, of Petersburg, W.Va. with his first ever deer, killed with a crossbow while hunting with his dad.  Maverick will turn 5 in November but his dad says he shoots like a grown up!  Clearly so!Frank Carpenter of Wallace, W.Va. is mighty proud at age 47 to kill his first ever wild turkey.  Jeffrey Riggs of Clarksburg, W.Va. snapped this picture while bowhunting for deer in his tree stand in October 2020. Tony Campbell of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina shares a couple of ducks from a past hunting trip, which now sit in his den as a reminder of that great day. Jana Walls of Athens, W.Va. shares this picture with the message, ...Before hunting season.......no worries, I'll pose for you.  After hunting season starts....nowhere to be found. John Cottrell with an 8 point buck killed in Clay County, W.Va. during the 2020 hunting season. David Chidester of Morgantown, W.Va. with is first King Salmon.  The 20 pounder was caught while fishing on Johnson Creek near Waterport, NY. David said it was the only fish he landed on the trip, five others broke off. Steven Ratz of Wilkinson, W.Va. with a black duck killed while hunting on the Ohio River near Parkersburg, W.Va. Kevin Pyles of Littleton, W.Va. shared this pic of his first coyote.  The female weighed 36 pounds and was taken October 22, 2020 in Wetzel County, W.Va. Kordale Travis of West Union, W.Va. shared this pic...but didn't give us any more information about the buck. Rick Mallory of South Charleston, W.Va. says he finally got a bear after many years of trying.  He didn't share with us where he killed this bruin during the 20202 season.  Chester Perry II of Lyburn, W.Va. with the amazing buck he killed bowhunting in Logan County, W.Va. on Friday, November 13, 2020.  Mason Lilly, age 7,  of Danese, W.Va. with his first black bear killed on New Years Eve 2020 in Fayette County, W.VA. Jim Flading of Marietta, Georgia shares a picture from a recent waterfowl hunt with his son and their first speckled belly geese. Andrew Gess of Lovely, Kentucky showed us this picture of a bull elk and two cows not far from his home in southeastern Kentucky.

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