Show Us Your Trophy [PHOTOS]
OK hunters, here’s your chance to show off a little bit. We want to see pictures of your prize trophies from this year’s pheasant and deer hunting seasons.
Dione Van Ballegooyen, Beresford, South Dakota
SD whitetail shot at 7 yards September 23, 2012 by Dione VB. Still in full velvet.
Kris York, Tea, South Dakota
Eastern harding county, Private land, 7mm 225 yd shot. Front right shoulder and elbow unable to move after what looks like it had been shot years before. Reason for harvesting this deer was because it limped and I thought it had been shot. Come to find out it had to have been years before.
Melissa Vosika, Gregory, South Dakota
This buck was shot on opening weekend at dusk on the dead run. One shot, one kill. A women always knows how to get it done right the first time!
Jesse Miller, Ogden, Utah
I know that this is a fox and not a pheasant or deer, but I am in the military and finally got to come back for pheasant season. I was pretty excited and we did not see many birds out, but I was able to get a fox. This made my trip worth it and I got a good story out of it.
John Gadbois, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Shot this buck first day in the stand! Grunted it in!
Peter Walker, Springfield, South Dakota
My dad and I hunt Turkeys with a passion. This season my dad shot 2 birds with one shot. We aren't competitive, but I was unsure of how to better a shot like that. I wound up doing the exact same thing. 2 birds with 1 shot.
Jason Barbee, Hartford, South Dakota
5x6 Whitetail after 5 long hard days in the field. Good friends family and the outdoors. What else could a guy ask for.
Jeremy, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Pheasant or Buck?? Your leaving out the best seasons!! Here is one of my little helper Brayden is 6 and has been goose hunting since he was 3!
Jared Holsing, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Shot this nice 5x5. Largest inside spread rack I have ever shot measuring 19 6/8 inches inside spread. Last hunt before heading home after hunting for 4 days.
Glen Sommer, Mitchell, South Dakota
this was a trophy of a lifetime shot this deer archery season called him from 64yards to 36yards tracked him and to quite because lost blood trail.picked it up next morning found him 50 yards from where we lost it he scored 172.
Gregory Van Zee, Brandon, South Dakota
This year’s opening season was a very special weekend for me. My girlfriend, Lindsey Baker, was drawn for her first buck tag for Sully County in South Dakota. Unfortunately I did not draw a buck tag this year, but this did not bother me, as I was so excited for my girlfriend. As we approached the second field of the morning, I knew that she was going to get her buck. Although she was very excited to be out hunting that morning, little did she know I had a huge surprise waiting for her. We tracked down a group of deer, which contained a nice mule buck. As she unloaded shots, Lindsey was super excited to see her first buck go down. I told her that I would go check to see if it was dead, so she wouldn’t be sad if it was still alive. As I took off, I couldn’t help to think about how my life was about to change. I eventually got to the buck, and waved Lindsey d own. As she approached the deer, I couldn’t help notice the big smile on her face. She finally got the buck and right away she noticed a diamond ring hanging from the antler of her first ever kill. Before I could even get down to one knee, she tackled me to the ground with excitement. She couldn’t believe that this moment was happening and tears filled her eyes. Not only was I asking my best friend to be in my life forever, I was also remembering one of the greatest men I have ever known. My dad‘s one year anniversary of him being gone due to a short fight with lung cancer was this day. We both couldn’t deny the love we were feeling from him in that very moment. Lindsey did say yes, and we both were so surprised and happy. As things settled down, I finally got around to tagging her buck. This is when I realized that her tag read “any whitetail” not “any deer”, which we thought it read. This is the moment when I realized that we needed to put the cel ebration on hold and figure out what we were going to do. We called the game warden right away and explained what happen. I guess I was just so excited for her to shoot a buck for the moment, I didn’t realize she was even shooting at the wrong one. The game warden understood, but also gave Lindsey a warning and explained what she had done. Even though our big day had a small detour in it, it was a memory that we will never forget. It was one of the greatest days in the fact that I got to witness Lindsey’s first deer, but also to be asking her hand in marriage. We both decided shortly after that we were going to mount the buck and have it hanging at our head table during our wedding. We recently booked our wedding for Labor Day weekend 2013.
Kelsey Spotanske, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Got my deer but this is way cooler...... While sitting in my tree stand I saw something running crazy out in the field and at first I thought it was a squirrel. lol yes a giant squirrel but soon realized it was a fox! Well.. he is going on my wall!!! I
David Deragisch, Luverne, Minnesota
Owen is two years old and he recently went on his first pheasant hunt with his daddy and grandpa. Owen and grandpa were on a gravel road watching daddy walk a waterway nearby. A rooster flushed and was shot. Owen had a huge grin on his face and said, "grandpa, daddy shot a bird". Nothing better for a first hunt.