Karlee Karcher, 14, got this bird during her first quail hunt in Pearl in the fall.
Mike Milford, 13, of Mountain Home caught this 19-inch rainbow on the Boise River in November.
Zac Caffey of Meridian has two limits of ducks he and his dad, Jason, shot on the Snake River during winter. The banded mallard was his second banded duck of the year. The other was a gadwall, and both were banded in Oregon.
Ryker Curry, 5, of Meridian caught his first fish of the year at Lucky Peak Reservoir in early February.
Henry Martinez of Meridian shot his first buck last fall in Idaho’s backcountry.
Matthew Dewonch, 12, of Boise shot this whitetail buck on his first-ever hunt in Central Idaho during November.
Sister and brother Lydia Colby, 10, (above) and Calvin, 8, from Eagle caught their first-ever trout while ice fishing at Horsethief Reservoir earlier this winter.
Sister and brother Lydia Colby, 10, and Calvin, 8, (above) from Eagle caught their first-ever trout while ice fishing at Horsethief Reservoir earlier this winter.
Marylou Roberts of Boise caught these perch from Lake Cascade in January. They measure 14.5 and 15 inches.
Dan Young of Boise killed his first bull elk in the fall during a controlled hunt in the Owyhees.
Ryan Spillers of Boise got this mule deer buck during a controlled hunt in the Owyhees in November.
Carrol Tyler, 95, of Emmett caught this steelhead on the Salmon River below Riggins during fall. He said he also wants to catch one on a fly rod.
Jasmin Markovich of Caldwell caught this steelhead from the Salmon River with a homemade jig.
Madison Tanner, 14, from Eagle, with the second deer she’s harvested. Also pictured is her sister, Megan Bartschi. The deer was shot in the Danskin hills near Blacks Creek Road.
Brandon Gassel, 8, of Boise caught his first steelhead on the Little Salmon River. He baited, cast, set the hook and landed it by himself.
Brent Bramlet, 12, of Meridian shot this cow elk in Southwest Idaho during his first big game hunt in November.
Aidan Shaw, 12, of Boise took his first deer during the October hunting season.
Bill Ritter of Garden City celebrated his 81st birthday in November by catching this steelhead from the Boise River with his home-tied fly.
Brooklyn Bingham, 14, of Eagle, shot this moose in Eastern Idaho in October. It was her first big game kill.
Scott Ketlinski, 15, of Eagle killed his first buck in October while hunting near Cambridge.
Rachel Hobdey, 15, of Star got her first pheasant during a Pheasants Forever special youth hunt near Weiser in
Andrew Crosby, 10, of Meridian, caught this rainbow at Lake Cascade in October on a marshmallow and a worm. That's his sister, Elie, in the background.
Colton Graham, 6, of Eagle landed this smallmouth bass at Lake Cascade.
Ava Whitney, 5, and Blake Whitney, 3, went fishing at Eagle Island State Park and caught this rainbow trout with their dad, Brian Whitney (all of Hidden Springs). “Ava does not look as thrilled as Blake does! Who would have thought?” Wrote grandmother, Connie Whitney. “Word is, when they got home, dad barbecued it and they devoured it.”
Jaxson Hall, 9, of Meridian caught this smallmouth in Lake Cascade during Labor Day weekend.
Blake and Kaden Hurst, ages 9 and 12, of Nampa, got this pheasant at the Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area during the youth pheasant hunt. Blake shot his first pheasant, with help from Duke the Lab, while using a .410 shotgun that belonged to his great great grandfather and has been passed down through the family. firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Jones, 8, of Boise caught this trout at Upper Payette Lake during summer.
Father and son Freddie and Hudson Van Middendorp of McCall got this smallmouth bass at Lake Cascade. “Hudson borrowed my rod and latched into this 4-pound, 18-inch smallmouth, and it almost tipped our canoe,” Freddie wrote.
Torrance DeVore of Mountain Home caught this smallmouth bass at Lake Cascade in August. His sister, Lily, provides the photo op assist.
Romeo Alsup, 13, of Meridian, caught this 9-pound catfish at C.J. Strike Reservoir in August.
Justin Gramps, 10, of Melba caught this 17-inch rainbow trout in July from a mountain stream in the Little Salmon River drainage northwest of McCall.
Elliot and Jason Blais of Boise had a double hook-up, catching these lake trout on Priest Lake in North Idaho in late July.
Jacob Klemme, 13, of Meridian, caught this 21-inch cutthroat from a backcountry lake in the Whiteclouds mountains.
Tom Bergstrom of Star and his 2-year-old son, Jake, caught this catfish from a small pond in Star. "We were attempting to catch bluegill, but ended up with this," Bergstrom wrote.
Adam Siko, 3, of Boise caught this largemouth bass off the dock at Bruneau Dunes State Park in May.
Michael Jonas, 9, of Nampa, caught these rainbow and brook trout fishing in Crooked River in June.
Nine-year-old Kaylee Rank of Boise caught this bass and lots of crappie and perch
at C.J. Strike this summer.
Audra Wilson of Meridian caught this catfish at Brownlee Reservoir while fishing with her grandpa, Jim Wilson.
Grant Ragsdale, left, and Josh Callihan, both of Eagle, caught these chinook last month on the Salmon River above Riggins.
Carter Vinsonhaler of Boise caught this 25-inch, 6.3-pound walleye from Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir south of Twin Falls.
Katie Cullen of Star caught this chinook salmon at the confluence of the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers recently. The fish was caught on a tuna sack.
Fishing buddies Mason VanOverbeke, left, and Dylan Brown, both of Eagle, caught this bass on Oregon's John Day River during a family float trip.
Eamon Becker, 7, of Boise, and his buddies caught a stringer of trout at Featherville Pond.
Danica Hamilton, 6, of Boise caught this 5.5-pound largemouth bass at Lake Lowell in May. She was fishing with her dad Craig Hamilton and her uncle Clif Hamilton, pictured in back.
Josie Leslie, 5, of Caldwell, caught her first whopper, a big rainbow from Cascade Reservoir. She fished with her grandpa, Randy Doolittle.
Brian Cottier and Dave Genetti of Boise each caught their first steelhead on fly rods on the Little Salmon River in April.
Janet Adolphsen of Boise caught this steelhead while fly fishing on the Salmon River near Stanely in April.
Owen Reynolds, 10, of Boise, and Lane Sargent, 11, of Sweet, bagged their first turkeys on opening day of the hunting season in April.
Ethan Williams, 10, of Boise shot his first turkey near the Boise River between Notus and Parma during a youth-only controlled hunt.
Owen Fay of Meridian caught this 33-inch steelhead in the Salmon River near Challis this month.
Paige Taylor, 7, of Boise caught this 20-inch trout in Kleiner Pond in Meridian.
Bob Wells of Meridian shot this pheasant near Picabo last fall.
Bryan Barrera of Eagle caught this 9-pound channel catfish in February from the Snake River between Walters Ferry and Celebration Park.
Kassidy Taylor, 13, of Boise, caught this rainbow trout while fishing at Lake Cascade this winter.
Erika Tovar of Caldwell caught this steelhead in February on the Salmon River near Riggins.
Sarah Johnson of Boise caught this steelhead from the Salmon River near Riggins in February.
Colt Graham, 6, of Eagle caught this trout at Lake Cascade in January.
Hunter Graham, 8, of Eagle caught these trout at Lake Cascade in January.
Avery Arrhenius, 9, of Boise caught this 15.5 inch, 2-pound perch at Lake Cascade in January.
Clayton DeLong, 9, from Boise shows a trout he caught at Lake Cascade in January.
Kall Renner, 8, of Eagle, caught this 22-inch rainbow trout in January at Lake Cascade.
Cheyenne Gassel (right) of Boise caught this trout while ice fishing with her brother, Brandon, at Lake Cascade.
Zane Gammon of Hidden Springs caught this 6.5-pound largemouth bass from a Treasure Valley pond.
Matthew Thatcher, 13, of Rexburg caught this 8-pound rainbow from the Teton River in October.
Boiseans Ashlyn Riddle, 13, with her dad, Cody, got Ashlyn’s first deer on opening day of her first hunt in November near Bliss.
The father/daughter team of Dave and Isla Romero, of Meridian, hunted Unit 40 in the Owyhees and took this big buck in November.
Rich Reed, above, and his father, Jason Reed, of Boise, took this 7X8 bull near Riggins in October.
Jose Garcia, of Nampa, caught this 27-inch catfish from the Snake River near Celebration Park in September.
Gary Larsen, of Boise, caught these rainbows that were among his limit of six trout caught at Lake Cascade in October.
Natalie Zerza, 9, of Boise, caught this rainbow trout while fly fishing on the Boise River in October.
Lily Haines, 9, of Nampa, caught this trout while fishing in the Willlow Creek branch of Lake Cascade in August.
Allison Bingham, 17, of Eagle, shot this black bear near Ola in September.
Natalie Czapiewski’s first big game animal was this pronghorn taken in Eastern Idaho with her father Troy Czapiewski.
Steve Zinser, of Star, caught this rainbow trout in the Owyhee River in August.
Spencer Larson, of Boise, 8, caught this 16-inch largemouth bass from a neighborhood pond in Garden City.
Lucy More, 13, got her first deer on opening day in 2012 near Cambridge with one shot from her .243 rifle.
Mark Korthals, of Payette, bagged this bear in May near Cambridge.
Doug Dodson, of Eagle, killed this bighorn sheep in the Owyhee Desert in September 2012.
Jean Steiner, of Nampa, caught this 2.78-pound trout on Lake Cascade in August. It was her 85th birthday and her first fishing attempt.
Chari Bruni, of Boise, caught this 7-foot sturgeon below C.J. Strike Dam after buying her first fishing license.
Julia Bergseng, 8, from Boise caught this nice smallmouth bass just below Brownlee Dam. It was the biggest fish she has ever caught.
Heather Haines, of Nampa, caught these smallmouth bass while fishing in the Snake River near Murphy in July.
Matt DeLong, of Kuna, shows a pair of kokanee he caught at Lucky Peak Reservoir in June.
Jessika Rose of Boise got this nice bass on a fly rod at Lake Lowell recently. “The 5-weight rod was almost not strong enough to pull in these fish,” she said.
Taylor Dudunake, 18, caught this 20-inch brown trout on his hand-tied fly on the Owyhee River in June.
Jake Williams, of Boise, caught this largemouth bass in a local subdivision pond.
Hunter Graham, 7, of Eagle, caught this 22-inch trout at Lake Cascade on a night crawler. It’s the biggest of his young fishing career.
Meadow Branson, 9, of Boise, shows her big trout caught Memorial Day weekend at Sheep Creek Reservoir. At first, the fish got away, but Meadow dove into the reservoir and wrestled it back to the bank.
Hayden Dodson , 7, of Meridian, caught this trout with his Spiderman fishing pole at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park in Meridian.
Fred Throngard of Meridian caught this brown trout from the Owyhee River in April.
Jayden Andrews of Nampa caught this largemouth bass while fishing with his dad, Carter Andrews, at Lake Lowell.
Jesse Cowan, of Boise, bagged this bear in Central Idaho this spring.
Jace Rodgers, of Middleton, caught this catfish on the Snake River below Swan Falls Dam.
Cliff Cromwell of Boise caught and released this sockeye salmon on the Kenai River in Alaska.
Her first catch! Keely Fortier of Kuna with a perch taken at Mountain View Reservoir last fall.
Dawsen Thomas of Boise caught this rainbow trout from the North Fork of the Payette River near Cascade.
Jesse Knox of Boise landed this 36-inch steelhead from the Little Salmon in March while fishing with his son, J.J.
Austin Howell, 14, bagged his first buck near Whitebird last fall with one perfectly placed shot at 228 yards.
Editor’s note: I’m running low on photos, so see below to send your submissions. And note to hunters, this is what a great hunting photo looks like.