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  • My Trophy Room

    Hunting Wolves in Idaho with Great Kill Shot!

    Posted March 9 by My Trophy Room

      Good quality wolf hunting video on Youtube that takes place over the course of 4 days while hunting in Idaho. The video is longer, but it’s worth the watch and you can follow them on an incredible journey through some of the most remote country in the lower 48.   Here's the vi...

  • My Trophy Room

    Close Range Moose Shot with a Bow! Archery Bull Moose Hunt

    Posted March 8 by My Trophy Room

      This will get your adrenaline pumping! It doesn't get much better than this, checkout this close range shot with a now on a monster bull moose! This video has over 4 million views on YouTube. Great shot, nicely done!     The shot was within 20 yards, and had perfect placemen...

  • Derek Smith

    Most Popular Hunting Binoculars

    Posted March 7 by Derek Smith

    Most hunters would agree that binoculars are one of the most important items to bring on the hunt. There are a lot of different options, some cheap, some expensive and we have reviewed the following hunting binoculars with all budgets in mind:   BrieGenius Binoculars for Hunting Nikon Ac...

  • Derek Smith

    Best Hunting Fanny Packs Review

    Posted March 5 by Derek Smith

        You’ll want to purchase a quality fanny pack because it can add to the overall quality experience while being out on the hunt. They come in handy because it can store your gear and is easily accessible. No wonder it has become a popular item amongst hunters. There are some...

  • Derek Smith

    Video: Hunting From Long Range - 54 kill Shots

    Posted March 4 by Derek Smith

      In this video you'll see 54 impressive long range kill shots! Some shots are over a 1,000 yards long - you have everything from elk, deer, pronghorn, to wolves.     Here's the video:  

  • Derek Smith

    300 lbs 8 Year Old Illinois Whitetail buck - Whitetail Hunting

    Posted March 3 by Derek Smith

      We came across a great whitetail hunting video that has close to a million views on YouTube. There's a great story behind the 8 year old 300 lb buck nicknamed "Oscar".      The deer hunting that takes place on the Shoopman family farm has special meaning just as any oth...

  • Derek Smith

    12 Year Shoots Nice Wyoming Bull Elk at 1376 Yards!

    Posted March 3 by Derek Smith

      Talk about an impressive shot! The limits of long range hunting are tested as Danner Davidson, Aaron's son takes a nice Wyoming bull with a shot distance of 1376 yards with a Gunwerks 7mm Rem Mag. Aaron was able to spend quality time with his son, and he couldn't be prouder of him - c...

  • Derek Smith

    Hunting for Warthogs in South Africa - Great Shot!

    Posted March 2 by Derek Smith

      This is one of the most viewed hunting videos on YouTube. The video was uploaded in 2009 and has over 12 million views! We don't know the history behind this hunt other than it took place in South Africa with Xanadu Safari's. Great shot on this Trophy Warthog.   Here's the video. En...

  • Derek Smith

    VIDEO: Hunting Wolves and Bears in Idaho

    Posted March 2 by Derek Smith

      MTN Ops does it again with another great YouTube video. The video is 18 minutes long, but worth the watch. "In this episode of Behind The Ops, Casey Harbertson travels to Idaho to meet up with Ryan Avery of Rokslide.com, Jeff of LongRangeOnly.com and friends for a spring bear hunt in the b...

  • Derek Smith

    VIDEO: Huge Muley with Droptine Shedding Antlers

    Posted March 2 by Derek Smith

    You don't see this very often - Jeff Enns captured a video of a huge mule deer shedding its antlers! This buck was captured on video in 2014 and has over a million views on YouTube.   The YouTube description said "Here is a mule deer buck that I have trail cam videos and videos of in huntin...

  • Derek Smith

    Amazing Hunting Kill Shots

    Posted March 1 by Derek Smith

      This video on YouTube has surpassed over 4 million views. It shows various kill shot clips.   These amazing hunting drop compilations have been captured on film by Stuck N The rut themselves. Epic clips of one shot kills that will leave your speechless, mostly long range. Shots with...

  • Derek Smith

    Crazy Footage Shows Black Bear Charging and Attacking Hunter

    Posted May 25, 2017 by Derek Smith

    This is a hunter’s worst nightmare and Richard Wesley got a better glimpse of a black bear than he bargained for. This video shows how unpredictable black bears can be. Wesley is bow hunting at Fire River in Ontario, Canada, and as the bear approaches he tries to scare it off, but the bear w...

  • Derek Smith

    Awesome Bowfishing Video - Bowmar Bowhunting

    Posted May 23, 2017 by Derek Smith

      Bowfishing can be an adrenaline rush. Here's a pretty sweet video we came across that contains great bowfishing footage. This video is courtesy of Bowmar Bowhunting - you can follow them on Instagram @bowmarbowhunting.         Bowfishing is growing in popula...

  • Derek Smith

    VIDEO: Hunters Attacked After Saving Whitetail Buck!

    Posted May 22, 2017 by Derek Smith

    Here's an awesome video we came across on YouTube. Two hunters came across some whitetail bucks during the rut with their horns locked together. They stopped to help the one that was still alive, and after freeing the buck, it charged and attacked them. Wow! Here's the video.    

  • Derek Smith

    Pan Seared Walleye Recipe

    Posted May 19, 2017 by Derek Smith

    Seared Walleye Recipe     Here is a great family recipe for cooking walleye that is simple to make, but has a unique and robust flavor. Next time you catch a walleye, give this recipe a try, and we’re confident you’ll start cooking your walleye like this going forward. &nbs...

  • Derek Smith

    Video: Moose Gives Birth to Twins in Alaskan Backyard

    Posted May 18, 2017 by Derek Smith

    Victoria Hickey and Sarah Lochner were in the right place at the right time. They were able to witness this momma moose give birth to twins in Eastside Anchorage Alaska. Lucklily they were able to film the entire birth, and you’ll be able to see the baby moose take their first steps. Only in...

  • Derek Smith

    Spring Brown Bear Hunt - Amazing Kill Shot On The Run

    Posted May 18, 2017 by Derek Smith

    We came across this video on YouTube and watch this amazing kill shot during a spring bear hunt. Shawn Frederickson shot this brown bear in spring, 2016. Talk about accuracy, great shot!    

  • Derek Smith

    Record breaking carp caught in North Dakota.

    Posted May 6, 2017 by Derek Smith

      This monster 31-pound, nine-ounce carp was taken by Derek Barnick by bow and arrow out of Lake Etta-Alkaline on April 21, 2017. It measured a whopping 36 inches long. It beat the previous record by 9 ounces, which was caught in 2003 by Austin Loberg of Thompsonout on the Sheyenne R...

  • Derek Smith

    Moose Gets Trapped In Idaho Family's Basement

    Posted February 1, 2017 by Derek Smith

    The Hailey family had a wild Sunday after an unexpected visitor paid them a visit. When the Haileys walked into their basement Sunday morning they discovered a moose staring right at them!   The female moose fell into a window well, and later found its way into the home where it would get s...

  • Derek Smith

    Kokanee Salmon Spawn - Strawberry Reservoir Utah 2016

    Posted September 30, 2016 by Derek Smith

      The Kokanee are spawning at Strawberry Reservoir in Utah. I was able to capture this footage while heading to the lake to do some fishing with my Dad and Nephew. I love fishing for Kokanee, and particulary love how they turn red in the fall. The Kokanee spawn typically lasts from September...

  • Derek Smith

    Video Showing Two Huge Alaskan Bull Moose Fight 2016

    Posted September 27, 2016 by Derek Smith

      Rutting season is going on for moose - a recent encounter was filmed in Alaska by Brian Watkins. The two bulls battled each other within just a few feet from people on the Anchorage’s Powerline Trail.   Brian, who is an Alaska native was the one who instigated the fight by ...

  • Derek Smith

    VIDEO - Biggest Whitetail Bucks In The World

    Posted September 19, 2016 by Derek Smith

    Here's a Youtube video showing some of the biggest whitetail bucks in the world. Sure they are on a farm, but still really impressive. Enjoy!      

  • Derek Smith

    9 Year Old Lands 8 Foot White Sturgeon!

    Posted September 15, 2016 by Derek Smith

    Sawyer Kolowith, a nine-year-old-boy from Boise, Idaho, caught an incredible white sturgeon. He battled the fish for over an hour and finally landed the 220-pound to pose for a picture. Sawyer's goal was to catch a fish over 30 inches; because the biggest fish he ever caught was less than 3...

  • Derek Smith

    Huge 41 Pound Brown Trout Caught In New Zealand

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Derek Smith

    Bryce Helms caught a massive 41 pound, 16 ounce brown trout in New Zealand and just missed out on a world record. The world record currently stands at 42 pounds 1 ounce.    “I had no net, which made it a bit more difficult,” Helms said in an interview. “I ended u...

  • Derek Smith

    Fishing With a Power Drill

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Derek Smith

    Now this is pretty creative, have you ever seen anyone fish with a power drill?      Published on Aug 30, 2015 I thought of this new method of fishing and decided to try it. The first time wasn't good and the marker I was using the cap kept slipping off. Then I got a wooden po...

  • Derek Smith

    Ice Fishing for Trophy Pike

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Derek Smith

    Ice Fishing for Trophy Pike in Alberta, Canada. The video says, "Dad's first time fishing", that's an incredible catch for his first time fishing! We wish we knew more about the video, and unfortunately they didn't have a description on the YouTube video. Watch and enjoy!    

  • Derek Smith

    Crazy Canadian Ice Fisherman!

    Posted September 11, 2016 by Derek Smith

    Wow! This is one way to find out if fish are below the hole in the ice, but I think I'll pass and use a fish finder instead. These are some crazy Canadian ice fisherman!     Uploaded on Mar 22, 2009 Any day Canadian Ice Fishing in Northern Ontario Canada.Insane Canadian Fisheman. T...

  • Derek Smith

    Most Amazing Deer Hunting Video Ever!

    Posted September 9, 2016 by Derek Smith

    Came across this video on YouTube titled " The Most Amazing Deer Hunting Ever!!! HD" - they get an impressive Saskatchewan Whitetail. But is it the most impressive deer hunting ever? You be the judge, enjoy.     Video Description: Endured the COLD to take this Big Saskatchewan Whitet...

  • Derek Smith

    Fishing for Tuna with a Drone

    Posted September 8, 2016 by Derek Smith

    Drones have become really popular, but did you realize you could also fish with them? Here's a great video we came across showing a drone fishing for Tuna. Enjoy!  

  • Derek Smith

    Rare White Moose Video

    Posted February 4, 2016 by Derek Smith

      You don't see this very often, here's a great video showing a rare white moose in Sweden. Lasse Dybdahl, a Swedish wildlife photographer, filmed it. The video shows the moose at various times and takes place over a year. Here's the video.     You can view his work ...

  • Derek Smith

    Cow Elk Crashes Through Window In Idaho Home!

    Posted January 11, 2016 by Derek Smith

    Matthew Siegel got woken up in the middle of the night to a loud crash, and to his surprise, he found a 600 lb cow elk that had crashed through the window well in his basement near Hailey, Idaho.   Large herds of elk are being driven into the Wood River Valley; because of the increased sno...

  • Derek Smith

    Mountain Lion Shot In Idaho Has Two Mouths!

    Posted January 6, 2016 by Derek Smith

    This is crazy! Have you ever seen a mountain lion like this before? This lion was shot in southern Idaho, and it has two mouths. If you look closely, you can even see whiskers by the second mouth. "A hunter brought it in, and there was something extra," Idaho Fish and Game Region 5 spokesw...

  • Derek Smith

    Monster Muley 219 4/8" - Henry Mountains, Utah.

    Posted December 27, 2015 by Derek Smith

    Chad Kulow from Price, Utah went hunting in the Henry Mountains, Utah and arrowed this incredible buck! This monster muley gross typical score is 219 4/8", and has a frame of over 210 inches. This is one of the largest typical mule deer bucks ever taken with a bow in the state of Utah. Nicely done...

  • My Trophy Room

    Large Buck Crashes Into Home On Christmas Eve!

    Posted December 24, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    Large Buck Crashes Into Home On Christmas Eve!   This large mule deer buck broke through the basement window and got trapped in their home on Christmas Eve! They aren’t sure why the deer broke through the glass, and the best part is how calm the buck seems once it’s in the house...

  • My Trophy Room

    Giant 244" Muley Taken In Colorado

    Posted December 23, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    Great video of a giant muley that was taken in Colorado. Guinn Crousen takes a giant 244" buck in Colorado with the help of Mike Brownlee from Muley Connection.   Here's the video by Muley Connection:

  • My Trophy Room

    445" Giant Bull Elk Harvested In Utah By Ashlee Smith

    Posted December 22, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    445" Giant Bull Elk Harvested In Utah By Ashlee Smith   Congratulations Ashlee Smith on bagging one of the biggest bulls ever taken in the state of Utah! Shortly after she drew for the Utah Sportsman Tag, which is a one in a million chance, she got in a car accident and broke her hip. But A...

  • My Trophy Room

    22 Point "Doe Buck" Shot In Missouri!

    Posted December 21, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    22 Point "Doe Buck" Shot In Missouri!   Curtis Russell had been scouting this buck, or at least he thought it was a buck for over a year. He shot the 22-point deer, near Billings, Missouri, and that’s when he was in for quite the surprise, because it was actually a doe! Yes, a Missour...

  • My Trophy Room

    Bicyclist Crashes Into a Buck at 30 MPH!

    Posted December 15, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    Bicyclist Crashes Into a Buck at 30 MPH! Talk about a worse case scenario, and a cyclist’s worst nightmare. You don't hear about bicyclists hitting deer very often, let alone capturing it on film! A man was traveling 30 mph near Sausalito, California when his bike when he struck a deer. He ...

  • My Trophy Room

    Two Big Muleys Rutting In Colorado Neighborhood!

    Posted December 8, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    Awesome Video of two big Muleys rutting in Colorado.   Adam Kunz sure was glad to be plowing snow in Ouray, Colorado on November 17th because he witnessed two big Mule bucks going at it. Luckily Adam was able to capture these bucks during the rut. What makes this footage so rare is tha...

  • My Trophy Room

    Time Lapse Showing After a Deer Goes Down

    Posted December 7, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    Time Laps Video Showing What Happens In Nature After a Buck Goes Down. Here's a great time lapse video showing a buck that has died in Texas, and gives you an idea of the circle of life, and what takes place in nature after an animal dies. In this video, you'll see a wide variety of animals that ...

  • Jim  Palmer

    Deer Stake - pun intended

    Posted December 4, 2015 by Jim Palmer

    I walked out to feed horses on Thanksgiving day and noticed that the horses were a bit spooked by something, so I walked around behind the barn to see if there was a cougar or moose or something, when I noticed the fence wriggling.  I looked down the fence line to see this poor fellow impaled...

  • Derek Smith

    Police Dashcam Captures Huge Buck Flipping Over Cruiser!

    Posted December 3, 2015 by Derek Smith

      Officer Pittaluga of Kenton County, KY encountered this large whitetail buck while driving on Decoursey Pike through Visalia over thanksgiving weekend. The buck came out of nowhere and flipped over his police cruiser! As for the deer, the buck hopped up after the collision and quickly...

  • My Trophy Room

    Bear Attacks Deer In Someones Backyard!

    Posted November 24, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    Nature can be cruel. Here's a rare video showing a young bear attacking an injured deer. This video was taken in Colorado Springs, Colorado. What makes it more rare is that it's in someones backyard! J.D. Gieck captured the attack on video.  

  • My Trophy Room

    Hiding Guns In Furniture - Our Favorite Furniture Pieces!

    Posted November 22, 2015 by My Trophy Room

      Have you ever considered getting a piece of furniture that will hide your valuable weapons? It's becoming a popular trend to have normal looking furniture that has a secret hiding place for your guns.    It's a great idea to have your weapons concealed for a variety of reaso...

  • My Trophy Room

    12 Gauge Pistol...Who Wouldn't Want a Shotgun Handgun?

    Posted November 20, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    Apparently a 12 Gauge pistol exists. Imagine the recoil! This shotgun handgun or whatever you want to call it was designed for Special Forces in Russia. Its giant cylinder holds five 2.75" 12 gauge shotgun shells. Unloaded the handgun weighs 5.5 lbs! There have been many homemade variations ...

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    Entry for photo contest

    Posted October 20, 2015 by john lozinski

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    Entry for photo contest

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    Entry for photo contest

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    Entry for photo contest

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    Entry for photo contest

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    Entry for photo contest

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  • Derek Smith

    Enter To Win A Camp Chef Smoke Vault and Hunting Survival Kit!

    Posted October 19, 2015 by Derek Smith

    My Trophy Room has partnered with Camp Chef and Acorn Supplies to give you the opportunity to win two great prizes. Camp Chef is giving away a Smoke Vault ($280 value) and Acorn Supplies is giving away a Hunting Survival Kit ($130 value). Contest ends November 30th. Prizes ...

  • My Trophy Room

    9 Pound Pacu Caught in Southern Utah - Piranha Relative

    Posted June 26, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    Mark Magnera was fishing with his kids at the Washington City Warm Springs, nicknamed "The Boilers" in St. George, Utah, and that's when the unexpected happened - he caught a huge 9 pound Pacu, a South American freshwater fish that’s related to the piranha.   Magnera wanted to check o...

  • My Trophy Room

    Deer Scents and Decoys: tricks of the trade for bow hunters

    Posted June 2, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    Deer Scents and Decoys: tricks of the trade for bow hunters        When hunting with a rifle or even a handgun, hunters often have an extended range that far exceeds that of the average bow hunter. Consequently, bow hunters are often forced to pass on shots that would inev...

  • My Trophy Room

    First Warm-Blooded Fish Discovered

    Posted May 18, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    Scientists have recently discovered that the Opah, or Moonfish, a large colorful salt-water fish is warm blooded. This is huge breakthrough, because it's the first warm-blooded fish to be discovered. Some species have been found to have partial warm-bloodedness. But scientists say the Opah actuall...

  • My Trophy Room

    Utah's Healthy Mule Deer Numbers Leads To More Hunting Permits

    Posted May 15, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    Great news for Utah hunters - a recent population survey showed an increase in Utah's Mule Deer populaton, and it's the healthiest its been since the 90's. Utah State wildlife managers have raised the total number of general season hunting permits for the 2015 season in an attempt to control ...

  • Bill Bernhardt

    Learn How to Select The Right Fly Reel

    Posted May 13, 2015 by Bill Bernhardt

    Learn How to Select The Right Fly Reel        When purchasing a fly reel to mate with your fly rod, it is important to be aware that, just like fly rods, some fly reels are specifically designed for freshwater use and some are specifically designed for saltwater use. In ad...

  • Bill Bernhardt

    Spring Scouting Tips for Next Season's Buck

    Posted May 11, 2015 by Bill Bernhardt

    Spring Scouting For Next Season's Buck        Spring has officially arrived, the days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and deer hunting is the last thing on your mind. But, it shouldn't be! In fact, if you are an avid deer hunter, now is the time to get o...

  • My Trophy Room

    Elk Meat Guide - Know These 5 Cuts and How To Cook Each One

    Posted April 28, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    Infographic showing the five best elk meat cuts and how to cook 'em.      Elk is not only extremely delicious, but it’s also lean, and super healthy for you. Elk meat actually has more protein, and less fat compared to any other North American big game animal. If you've n...

  • Bill Bernhardt

    Freshwater vs. Saltwater Fly Rods

    Posted April 27, 2015 by Bill Bernhardt

    Freshwater vs. Saltwater Fly Rods & How They Equate to Each Other    When I first decided to reenter the sport of fly fishing, choosing my first fly rod was actually a very simple matter because I knew that I wanted to fish for Trout on our local, mountain, streams. Thus, because our l...

  • My Trophy Room

    How To Select A Fly Rod

    Posted April 25, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    How To Select A Fly Rod By: Bill Bernhardt    The first thing you should understand about fly rods is that they are available in different lengths generally ranging in length from 6 ½ ft. to 14 ft. and each rod length is designed to meet the needs of a specific purpose. The seco...

  • Ian Williams

    Florida Approves 70-Day Red Snapper Season

    Posted April 19, 2015 by Ian Williams

    Commission approves 70-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission known as the "FWC" approved a 70-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters during its April 16,2015 meeting held in Tallahassee...

  • My Trophy Room

    50 Ways To Use Elk and Deer Antlers

    Posted April 17, 2015 by My Trophy Room

      It's that time of year again, and some of you have already been collecting Antler Sheds since the beginning of the year. Shed hunting is growing in popularity, because there are so many great uses for antlers, and it's a great activity for the kids as well. You've probably got a stockpile of...

  • My Trophy Room

    5.78 lb Sunfish Pending World Record Caught In Arizona

    Posted March 29, 2015 by My Trophy Room

    Pending world record 5.78 lb Sunfish out of Lake Havasu.    This panfish comes in close to 6lbs, and it appears it's time to head to Lake Havasu, because these Redear Sunfish are benefitting from the invasive quagga mussels that are abundant in the lake, and are a great food source. &...

  • Derek Smith

    Rainbow Trout - Deer Creek Reservoir, Utah.

    Posted March 25, 2015 by Derek Smith

       Took my boat out for the first time this year, and went fishing with my Dad and Nephew at Deer Creek Reservoir in Utah. Deer Creek is close to my house, so I fish there quite a bit. Spring is my favorite time to fish Deer Creek, because you don't get all the recreational people ...

  • My Trophy Room

    38 lb Monster Brown Caught in Arkansas

    Posted March 19, 2015 by My Trophy Room

      COTTER, Ark. – Arkansas is known for having some of the biggest Brown Trout in the world – and to confirm that, all you need to do is ask Kansas angler Calvin Johnston, who caught a monster 38 lb Brown Trout on Friday, February 27th in the White River.   This was Jo...

  • My Trophy Room

    New Mexico Getting Rid Of Mountain Lion Tags?

    Posted March 19, 2015 by My Trophy Room

      New Mexico legislature is trying to pass a new bill that would make Mountain Lions an unprotected species. The latest estimate shows there are somewhere between 3,000 to 4,500 Mountain lions that inhabit New Mexico. Ranchers claim they have been plagued by the recent drought, and they cann...

  • Derek Smith

    See the Nutritional Value of Wild Game [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Posted March 18, 2015 by Derek Smith

    Here's a great inforgraphic showing the nutrional value for Elk, Deer, Squirrel, Duck and Bass that Wideopenspaces.com made. We already knew that wild game is delicious, but now you know it's actually heathly and good for you!    Here's the full inforgraphic -