Jim Upton of Wolcottville shot a 200-pound 10-pointer with his Knight 50-caliber muzzleloader on the opening day of firearms season in LaGrange County. His son, James Upton, took a 153-pound 10-pointer in Noble County on Dec. 12 with his CVA .45 caliber muzzleloader.
Hunter Sams, left, of Howe, recently traveled to eastern Montana to join his father, Troy Sams, for some elk hunting. Hunter harvested a trophy class, six-point bull at 565 yards near Colstrip, Mont. In two days of hunting, more than 250 head were observed, the two said.
Nathan Maurer, 12, of Garrett, shows his first deer, taken with one shot at 8 a.m. Nov. 17, opening day of firearm season. His friend, Chuck, took a deer from the same hunting stand 30 minutes earlier.