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How to Take Better Trophy Photos

Close out of Candy Crush and realize that in your hands you hold one of the best cameras for making fabulous trophy photos. Study your smartphone’s camera modes and remember these tips to make memories that hold up forever.

Members' Best 2021

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.

Submit Your Photos Now for Members' Best 2020!

Send us a photo and a 200-word description of when, where and how you filled your tag by March 1, and we’ll run the top entries in the American Hunter magazine this June—your photo might even make the cover!

Submit Your Photos Now for Members' Best 2020!

Send us a photo and a 200-word description of when, where and how you filled your tag by March 1, and we’ll run the top entries in the American Hunter magazine this June—your photo might even make the cover!

Submit Your Photos Now for Members’ Best 2019!

Send us a photo and a 200-word description of when, where and how you filled your tag by March 1, and we’ll run the top entries in the American Hunter magazine this June—your photo might even make the cover!

Submit Your Photos Now for Members’ Best 2018!

Send us a photo and a 100-word description of when, where and how you filled your tag by March 1, and we’ll run the top entries in the American Hunter magazine this June.

Submit Your Photos Now for Members’ Best 2018!

Send us a photo and a 100-word description of when, where and how you filled your tag by March 1, and we’ll run the top entries in the American Hunter magazine this June.

Enter Now for Members' Best 2018

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.

Members' Best 2016

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.

Members' Best 2015

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.

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