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Title: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Lady Grouse hunter on December 06, 2021, 06:28:52 PM
Hi All!
WDFW is having a contest to get the next Cover photo on the 2022 Big Game pamplet. see below;
2022 Big Game Hunting Regulations Photo Contest

This year's theme is:
"Exploring Washington"
We’re looking for beautiful Washington landscape photos with hunting element for this coming year's Big Game Hunting Rules and Regulations pamphlet!
Send us your photos for a chance to win!
Submit your photos any time before Monday, Feb. 15, 2022. Winners will be announced on WDFW's Facebook page in March.
 
Requirements for submission:
Must be wearing hunter orange and/or hunter pink if hunting any area open during modern firearm deer/elk seasons.   
Hunter orange/pink must be worn above the waist and must be visible from all sides (backpack, etc.).
Must not have derogatory language or private advertising on clothing (i.e. private hunt clubs).
Must not have hunting felony or any gross misdemeanor fish and wildlife convictions in the past three years.
Must be print quality resolution (minimum 300 dpi).
Photo must be appropriate (minimal blood etc.). 
Submit your hunting photo using the link below and provide a background story for your photo (i.e., who, what, when, where, how).
Check WDFW's Facebook page as well as your email inbox in March to see if you’ve won! 
Submit your photos

Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: lewy on December 06, 2021, 06:39:59 PM
I’d like to enter a picture
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: trophyhunt on December 06, 2021, 06:47:44 PM
You should absolutely send that pic in lewy, perfect!!!
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: MADMAX on December 06, 2021, 07:02:23 PM
The good old days
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Lady Grouse hunter on December 06, 2021, 07:07:31 PM
 :yike: :yike: NO, reread the rules!@
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: JakeLand on December 06, 2021, 07:09:23 PM
Send that one to everyone on the commission too !
Great pic  :tup:
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: millerwheeler on December 06, 2021, 07:11:34 PM
:yike: :yike: NO, reread the rules!@


It’s a joke
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: X-Force on December 06, 2021, 07:13:15 PM
 https://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-04-21-1429579531-7214836-elkrunningfromwolves-thumb.jpg (https://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-04-21-1429579531-7214836-elkrunningfromwolves-thumb.jpg)

Or this photo.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Stein on December 06, 2021, 07:13:51 PM
How about standing top of the waders deep in saltwater on state land with a shotgun?  Several places with great scenery on the west side to chose from.  They already wrote the background story for you so you can skip that part.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Lady Grouse hunter on December 06, 2021, 07:24:37 PM
This is for the Big game pamplet, see 2021 photo winner! :IBCOOL: :hello:
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: JakeLand on December 06, 2021, 07:28:15 PM
Post a pic
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Duckslayer89 on December 06, 2021, 07:31:49 PM
I’d like to enter a picture

Lmaooo
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: lewy on December 06, 2021, 07:34:26 PM
This is for the Big game pamplet, see 2021 photo winner! :IBCOOL: :hello:

You mean the young lady who harvested the deer? Isn’t that awesome! That’s what us conservationists want for many decades to come! The way things are going makes me wonder if that’s possible. I have daughters who I would love to see enjoying the hunting lifestyle someday. The current regime isn’t going to provide that
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Lady Grouse hunter on December 06, 2021, 07:35:24 PM
Let get real guys! This iS a real contest with WDFW :hello:
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: HUNTIN4SIX on December 06, 2021, 07:47:20 PM
Oh I’ll send them a picture alright.  I plan on sending them a Christmas pic and nice letter after they fired me.  I had a flashback when I read “requirement for submission”.  Last time they requested submission they wanted me to bend over and take the jab.  O’well at least a few obedient faithful followers are still around.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: boneaddict on December 06, 2021, 07:47:50 PM
Send them your photos and then they have exclusive rights to it and can use it whenever they want for whatever they want.   It’s in the official rules.   Don’t get burned. 
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Wetwoodshunter on December 06, 2021, 08:05:09 PM
Send them your photos and then they have exclusive rights to it and can use it whenever they want for whatever they want.   It’s in the official rules.   Don’t get burned.

Truth, last time I sent them a picture they cropped me and my wife out of it and used the fish in it as a banner on their site. They did send me a email that said thanks.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: h20hunter on December 06, 2021, 08:10:57 PM
:yike: :yike: NO, reread the rules!@

C'mon folks....Lady Grouse Hunter said it's not in the rules. No goofing now.....the wdfw needs your money AND your pics so give em both and just like was said you may even get a thanks.

Psh....
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Lady Grouse hunter on December 06, 2021, 08:27:21 PM
i am SOO sorry to C this all a joke to everyone who has responded. WOW I just cannot believe what is happening here, Hey Moderator close this Thread, Please :yeah:
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: HUNTIN4SIX on December 06, 2021, 08:34:51 PM
Oops time to be serious....the government is asking us to do something :yike:
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Stein on December 06, 2021, 08:47:26 PM
If you don't send them a pic they will have to pay a photographer to take one and then our license fees will go up.  Let's do this for the betterment of hunters everywhere.

Too bad they aren't asking for volunteers to work on their website, that would be progress we could get behind.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: millerwheeler on December 06, 2021, 09:07:50 PM
i am SOO sorry to C this all a joke to everyone who has responded. WOW I just cannot believe what is happening here, Hey Moderator close this Thread, Please :yeah:


At this point you would think by now you would have a little thicker skin , not that serious most people are just joking sheesh relax a little
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: X-Force on December 06, 2021, 10:46:28 PM
i am SOO sorry to C this all a joke to everyone who has responded. WOW I just cannot believe what is happening here, Hey Moderator close this Thread, Please :yeah:

When WDFW commission has taken away spring bear season and they are looking at changing the WDFW into a conservancy/preserve its hard to get motivated to send them anything positive.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: huntnnw on December 06, 2021, 11:02:15 PM
ladygrousehunter the female version of "cryder" ?
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: WRENCHMAN on December 06, 2021, 11:41:34 PM
Do you really think Crider would approve of this?
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: WRENCHMAN on December 06, 2021, 11:45:01 PM
Damn auto check. Cryder would not be OK with this.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: hunter399 on December 07, 2021, 01:00:29 AM
Nope ,
Not shareing with WDFW.
I might of submitted a photo last year or something .
So nope ,I'm over it.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on December 07, 2021, 05:25:02 AM
Here’s my submission.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: h20hunter on December 07, 2021, 06:34:21 AM
Awwww....they are fun'n!
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: trophyhunt on December 07, 2021, 06:34:56 AM
I love this idea, 100% serious, we should send in lots of predator pics killing our deer, elk or moose!!! 
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: RugerRay on December 07, 2021, 06:39:20 AM
 :yeah:
I love this idea, 100% serious, we should send in lots of predator pics killing our deer, elk or moose!!!
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on December 07, 2021, 07:27:38 AM
I love this idea, 100% serious, we should send in lots of predator pics killing our deer, elk or moose!!!

Which one did you submit?
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: trophyhunt on December 07, 2021, 07:32:20 AM
I love this idea, 100% serious, we should send in lots of predator pics killing our deer, elk or moose!!!

Which one did you submit?
havent yet, was going to look for a different pic to have a variety. Would love to get one that actually came from wa so to put a story w it, but if not, I’ll find one on the net.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Southpole on December 07, 2021, 08:50:42 AM
The theme seems appropriate “Exploring”. I’m surprised it wasn’t “Observing” , “Viewing” or “Watching”.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: HillHound on December 07, 2021, 08:54:43 AM
I figured the theme for this year would be how to drive your friends and family away from hunting. Seems like that’s the direction they’re going instead of the typical get the women and children out and show us the pictures that we used to hear.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Stein on December 07, 2021, 09:17:26 AM
I figured the theme for this year would be how to drive your friends and family away from hunting. Seems like that’s the direction they’re going instead of the typical get the women and children out and show us the pictures that we used to hear.

This coincides with the e-mail reminder you can buy your licenses for next year already.   :chuckle:
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: h20hunter on December 07, 2021, 09:36:15 AM
Not mine but I think this is also a good candidate.  Bears are cute, cuddly, and make great backyard visitors. 
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: dreamingbig on December 07, 2021, 10:26:58 AM
Let get real guys! This iS a real contest with WDFW :hello:
I think you are missing the point.  Most of us are so fed up with them we aren’t sending them a photo!  Well maybe this one…

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Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Katmai Guy on December 07, 2021, 10:29:09 AM
On the flip side, wouldn't flooding them with success photos remind them who they work for?
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: dreamingbig on December 07, 2021, 10:37:07 AM
On the flip side, wouldn't flooding them with success photos remind them who they work for?
Nope.  It wouldn’t do a darn thing.


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Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: fishngamereaper on December 07, 2021, 10:44:33 AM
On the flip side, wouldn't flooding them with success photos remind them who they work for?
Nope.  It wouldn’t do a darn thing.


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Actually it would probably cause emergency closures and price increases for next year.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: boneaddict on December 07, 2021, 11:15:42 AM
If you don't send them a pic they will have to pay a photographer to take one and then our license fees will go up.  Let's do this for the betterment of hunters everywhere.

Too bad they aren't asking for volunteers to work on their website, that would be progress we could get behind.

So it’s my fault license fees are so high.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: dreamingbig on December 07, 2021, 11:20:51 AM
Self portrait of Lorna?  Or a group shot of the fab 4?


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Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: KFhunter on December 07, 2021, 11:24:51 AM
If this were my pic I'd send it  >:(  >:(



(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mainebearbasics.com%2Fimg%2Fphoto_bear_groceries.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Stein on December 07, 2021, 12:01:55 PM
If you don't send them a pic they will have to pay a photographer to take one and then our license fees will go up.  Let's do this for the betterment of hunters everywhere.

Too bad they aren't asking for volunteers to work on their website, that would be progress we could get behind.

So it’s my fault license fees are so high.

The fact is that you have tens of thousands of pictures, more than can be used in several lifetimes. Most of us just have a few lousy iPhone shots at camp.  We're just asking you to contribute your fair share, that's all.  Common sense, reasonable expectation I believe.

Where's the sarcasm emoji?
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Duckslayer89 on December 07, 2021, 04:33:18 PM
Here’s mine! One of two Idaho bears this year. Much better off spending your money there. If they put that on the cover, they can use it  :tup:

Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: NOCK NOCK on December 07, 2021, 05:56:19 PM
Whats the story there. or were ya just taking him for a swim?
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: NOCK NOCK on December 07, 2021, 05:59:49 PM
Heres a submission, yes that is 8 fawn legs from 1 of 2 fresh cougar kills, the other doe had a single fawn. kills were 10' apart......5 killed and mostly only the unborn fawns eaten.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Lady Grouse hunter on December 07, 2021, 07:35:28 PM
ALL THESE PICS will not apply. Just sent a desent, clean pic of any BIG GAME harvest from 2021.. that's all! there is a prize as well.. good luck! :hello:
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: bigmacc on December 07, 2021, 07:38:05 PM
 Great idea, send in all predator pictures, Some of the bear/fawn pictures some of you have are excellent(unfortunately). Im sending in some photos like NOCK NOCK just posted, 12 different cached cougar kills we found in the Methow. They need to know what its really like out there! Its not the Game Department anymore, I doubt half the people in the "WDFW" get out from in front of their computers. I remember back in the day it was a treat to see a bear or cougar in this state it was so rare, not any longer, they are decimating our ungulate herds and are everywhere, number one issue effecting our herds, NO.1, period!! They will be getting many of our bear/cougar pictures and many pictures of what was left of their kills!
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Lady Grouse hunter on December 07, 2021, 07:55:34 PM
NO, & NO Just sent them a pic of your 2021 harvest, Deer, Elk, Moose, Goat or Sheep, Thats all No blood issues, clean it up for pics...
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Duckslayer89 on December 07, 2021, 08:05:11 PM
Whats the story there. or were ya just taking him for a swim?

Ya I was hunting across a river and had to get a line and have my buddy’s drag it back across lol... worked good cooling it down too. Meat is delicious.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Harbor_hunter on December 07, 2021, 08:15:40 PM
Funny thread! 
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: furbearer365 on December 07, 2021, 08:18:01 PM
NO, & NO Just sent them a pic of your 2021 harvest, Deer, Elk, Moose, Goat or Sheep, Thats all No blood issues, clean it up for pics...



You really dont get it do you???? 
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: teanawayslayer on December 07, 2021, 08:27:00 PM
NO, & NO Just sent them a pic of your 2021 harvest, Deer, Elk, Moose, Goat or Sheep, Thats all No blood issues, clean it up for pics...



You really dont get it do you????
I’m going to go out on a limb and say no
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Gobble Gobble on December 07, 2021, 09:05:42 PM
The thread headline should be changed to "pics you wish you could submit for WDFW 2022 cover pic contest..." Pretty crazy all the pics of bears and their fawn chew toys.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: bak2huntn on December 07, 2021, 09:14:16 PM
So is this an actual contest for best picture? or do we send in pictures and then there is a DRAW and if you win you pay X amount of $ and get a prize ?
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: h20hunter on December 07, 2021, 09:48:32 PM
To bloody I suppose....
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Brute on December 07, 2021, 10:03:50 PM
 :chuckle:
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Stein on December 07, 2021, 11:36:42 PM
So is this an actual contest for best picture? or do we send in pictures and then there is a DRAW and if you win you pay X amount of $ and get a prize ?

Absolutely.  The entry fee is you get to give them full and exclusive rights in perpetuity to use your photo for free and they give you a prize of a congratulatory e-mail.

They could throw a free DEBC or small game license your way I suppose but that would just cheapen the experience.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Elkaholic daWg on December 08, 2021, 07:13:14 AM
To bloody I suppose....

What our 2 new commissioners like :bash:
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Dhoey07 on December 08, 2021, 07:26:30 AM
You probably can't really tell what this is a picture of but I took it this last weekend.  This is a WDFW Wildlife area.  Not really sure what wildlife they are helping here, maybe earthworms?  :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:

Keep working hard so we can have more areas like this WDFW!!

It will probably come in sideways, feel free to fix it.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Stein on December 08, 2021, 07:27:51 AM
Be thankful it isn't on the bottom of Puget Sound.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: idaho guy on December 08, 2021, 07:40:40 AM
Funny thread. It Would be a good idea to send pictures of bears killing fawns etc would actually send a pretty clear message especially if hundreds of hunters sent in pictures
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Gobble Gobble on December 09, 2021, 05:47:54 AM
Funny thread. It Would be a good idea to send pictures of bears killing fawns etc would actually send a pretty clear message especially if hundreds of hunters sent in pictures

Stating this is why we have a spring bear season. Maybe it could get the commission thinking  :dunno: possibly reinstate the spring season for 2023. I feel for those who have been putting in for a spring tag and now they have to just sit on the points and pray it one day (2023) is reinstated.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: nwwanderer on December 09, 2021, 06:33:04 AM
RIP 2022 calves and fawns
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Lady Grouse hunter on December 09, 2021, 10:46:08 PM
just read the Book! 2021, I do not know them... :yike:
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: Duckslayer89 on December 10, 2021, 12:32:01 AM
Funny thread. It Would be a good idea to send pictures of bears killing fawns etc would actually send a pretty clear message especially if hundreds of hunters sent in pictures

Stating this is why we have a spring bear season. Maybe it could get the commission thinking  :dunno: possibly reinstate the spring season for 2023. I feel for those who have been putting in for a spring tag and now they have to just sit on the points and pray it one day (2023) is reinstated.

Idk what else could get them thinking like their own biologists... if they don’t listen to that I doubt a few pictures would 
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: trophyhunt on December 10, 2021, 07:41:20 AM
RIP 2022 calves and fawns
:yeah:
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: nwalpineguide on April 02, 2022, 01:17:22 AM
Here is my contribution

Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: hunter399 on April 02, 2022, 05:41:18 AM
I did submit a photo of my son's deer from 2020.
I guess it wasn't good enough.
Last year or whenever.
So I'm over it ,they won't get any more pics from me.
Considering all my hunts are DIY public land,pack it in ,pack it out on your own boot leather.
Wasn't the right image for hunters on the cover.
Title: Re: WDFW 2022 cover pic contest...
Post by: STIKNSTRINGBOW on April 02, 2022, 07:46:10 AM
Whats the story there. or were ya just taking him for a swim?

Ya I was hunting across a river and had to get a line and have my buddy’s drag it back across lol... worked good cooling it down too. Meat is delicious.
.
Once upon a time, here in Washington, you could buy an otc spring bear tag.
.
Lots of successful hunters would put their eviscerated bears in the river to cool, and wash all the damn fleas/ticks off in the river.
.
Maybe not lots, but the few I knew...
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