DIY: Hunting Pictures Laying Around? Make Picture Tiles

Hunting season is over and you’re left with pictures from your trip sitting on your camera or computer.  What should you do with them?

One easy and inexpensive way to display hunting pictures is to make picture tiles like the one below.  It makes a perfect gift for Father’s Day.  Here’s your reminder it’s in 3.5 weeks!

DIY Picture Tile

DIY picture tiles, quick and easy to make!

What You’ll Need:
– One tile (I used 6 inches x 6 inches)
– Picture printed to tile size on regular printer paper
– Mod Podge (sold at craft stores, as well as Target)
– One brush
– One picture/tile stand

DIY Picture Tile Supplies

Creating Your Picture Tile

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Special Hunt Permits – Washington

Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Today is the deadline to put in for 2015 special hunt permits in Washington.  In this state, being drawn for special hunt permits is based off a point system.  The more points, the better your chance of being drawn.  For once in a lifetime hunts, like moose, it can take more than a decade before being drawn.

When it comes to the point system for drawing permits, I definitely regret not hunting sooner and building points longer.  This is the first year I’m putting in for special hunt permits that I hope to draw years down the line.  I’m starting by putting in for moose and elk tags.

I absolutely love reading hunting stories.  Last year, I was captivated reading the story of one woman’s moose hunt.  The adrenaline and excitement sprang from the page and I felt like I was there with her.  After reading that, I knew that one day I wanted to go on my own moose hunt.

I also love bowhunting stories from elk season.  That is one hunt I can’t wait to do.  I’m looking forward to hunting deer this year with my rifle.  But I am going to be beside myself excited for the first elk hunt I do with a bow.  Hopefully I can make that happen in the next couple of years.

Putting in for special hunt permits isn’t cheap, but it sure has me excited thinking about hunts to come!

Are you hoping to be drawn for any special hunts this year?  Comment below and share what hunt you’d love to go on!


Merry Duck Hunting

Duck Hunting 2 - Country Huntress

As many awoke excitedly on Christmas to open their presents, I woke up bright and early excited to head out for my first duck hunt.

With no holiday plans until the afternoon, my brother and I seized the opportunity to get out and see if we could shoot some ducks.  I’d been interested in duck hunting for awhile so I couldn’t wait to learn more about it.

Duck hunting is my brother’s favorite and he has his go-to spots around where he lives.  But since we were both home for Christmas, it was all new territory neither of us knew.  The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website has a great “GoHunt” feature that shows public land for different types of hunting.  I put in our location and found a couple of areas for duck hunting.

We headed out as the sun was rising and drove to a large lake outside of town.  We figured there wouldn’t be many other hunters out since it was Christmas morning, but boy were we wrong!  Several cars were parked along the road and we heard gunshots ring out almost immediately after stepping out of the car.

This area seemed to be along a migratory route as several flocks of ducks flew overhead and quacking echoed throughout the sky.  The only problem was they were too high to shoot.  As we walked along a small stream, my brother taught me about jump-shooting.  Unfortunately, we saw no ducks to actually jump-shoot.

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