Earlier this year, we published our "Members' Best" issue, which gave us the opportunity to showcase your trophies. In honor of the final Whitetail Week of 2014, we've decided to release an updated version of the gallery—Members' Best 2014: Whitetail Edition.
Truly great hunters aren’t seen on television. Their names don’t often grace shiny pages in print. The truly great ones are scattered along the open swaths of fertile pasture in the heartland, bogged down in the sultry Southeastern swamps and trekking the peaks of mountains in parts unknown. They succeed or fail not by the bag brought home, but the memories gained, the lessons shared and the inevitable feeling of self-accomplishment. Here’s to them. Here’s to you: the true American Hunter.
Your photos provide not simply a review of your accomplishments and endeavors over the past year, but a revealing snapshot of a nation full of dedicated American Hunters. Trends emerge, be it in the game pursued or the hunters pursuing it, and the staff here welcomes both the insight and the stories that come with your images.
It’s nearly Thanksgiving, and some hunting seasons have come and gone. Did you bag a trophy buck? Or maybe you drew a rare tag out West and filled it with a spectacular specimen. If you’ve taken an animal you’re proud of, we want to see it! Be sure to send us a picture and a 200-word description of when, where and how you filled your tag by March 1, and we’ll run the best entries we receive in American Hunter’s June issue.