Diane Riley, New York

After starting her whitetail-hunting career in 2001, New York's Diane Riley suffered a setback during the 2002 bow season: namely, October back surgery. But she wasn't about to let that keep her out of the deer woods during gun season, and she's glad she made the effort. Diane made a 125-yard shot to anchor this 13-pointer, which has a B&C score of 143 3/8. The super deer was her first buck.

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