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■ Allen Scott, Sweetwater, Tenn.

After drawing sandhill crane permits, Allen
and his son set out on the Tennessee River
to fill their tags. Forced to deal with a flat tire
on their boat trailer, the pair got a later start
than they wanted. Even so, when this crane
came within 30 yards, Allen unloaded his
Mossberg 930, sending the large bird to the
ground. Not only was this Allen's first crane,
but it was banded and carried a radio-tracking
transmitter, too. As if that wasn't enough, after
registering the bird, Allen learned it was the
first-ever banded crane taken in Tennessee.

■ Tim Hales, Waupaca, Wis.

The second week of October is bird hunting
week for Tim. Along with his son, grandson,
a friend and a Vizsla named Grace, the group
enjoys a week of relaxation, finding enough
birds along the way to keep things interesting. This mixed bag of ruffed grouse and
woodcock made for an exciting day, which
the group finished with some cold drinks
around the campfire.

■ Ron Barnett, Sperry, Okla.

It's always nice to have some company in
hunting camp, but spouses make camp a
little extra special. On a private ranch near
Price, Utah, in early September, while his
wife handled duties back at camp, Ron saw
this bull bedded with its neck exposed. At 40
yards, one shot with his Ruger Model 77 in
.270 Win. firing a 130-grain bullet was all it
took to make sure this behemoth didn't get
up again. Did we mention it was Ron's wife's
birthday that week? Obviously, there were
multiple celebrations in camp.

■ Randy Smith, Wenatchee, Wash.

On the border of South Africa and Zimbabwe, Randy, who has been an NRA Life
member for more than half a century, took
this kudu and a wildebeest using his Remington Model 700 chambered in .338 Win.
Mag. topped with a Nikon scope. According to the outfitter, both animals will make
the Rowland Ward record book after the
required drying time for measurements.

‹‹ Madalyne Thomas, Milton-Freewater, Ore.

★ PUBLIC LAND CHAMP ★

Sixteen-year-old Maddy drew a lifetime
tag for bighorn sheep in the John Day River
Canyon region in north-central Oregon. In
early November, unguided, Maddy and her
dad, Brett, maneuvered into the public area
via a 50-mile-float in rubber boats on the
John Day. On the second day, after a milelong stalk, Maddy's success came down to
her excellent, single shot on this ram at
about 200 yards with her Remington 700
in .30-06. That's a public-land success story
if we've ever heard one!
june 2017 ❘

■ Danny Dunn, Charleston, W.Va.

On a rainy, foggy day after Thanksgiving,
Danny and his friend Scott Perdue set out to
hunt a local coal mine area they knew held
some good deer and black bears. Using an old
tram road for access, the two walked into the
area, glassing as they went. It was then that
Danny spotted the magnificent dark head
of a bear resting on a light-colored boulder.
The hunters crept onward, eyes on the bear,
and as luck would have it, the bear raised to
gain a better look as they passed. That's when
Danny, with an offhand shot, fired a single
round from his Remington 742 in .30-06 into
the bear's chest.

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