Last October, Dave Stornetta, 59, was hunting in California when he found himself in unfamiliar wilderness. He was missing for six nights.
In April, Rick Neumann, 70, was spearfishing for cobia with friends in Florida when a 10-foot bull shark attacked.
And shortly before midnight on Sept. 27, 2014, Brandon Johnson, 44, was helping a friend blood-trail a 525-pound black bear when it charged.
Read these exciting tales of survival and grit at Field and Stream