Send Us Your Stories
Woods ‘n Water’s primary focus is, and always has been, to showcase Florida’s outdoor enthusiasts with their fish and game, and to be the voice of average, everyday Florida sportsmen and women. We encourage you to send us stories about your outdoor adventures, and we might just share them with the rest of our readers.
Email your Story to Woodsnwater@gtcom.net. Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number. If you wish to send pictures to go with your story, simply attach high-resolution photos to the email as a .jpg
Or, mail your story, and photos if you wish to include them, to:
Woods ‘n Water
3427 Puckett Rd.
Perry, FL 32348
E-Mail Us Your Photos
We encourage you to send us a digital photo of your trophy catch/kill, but we would like to share a few tips that will increase your odds of appearing in the magazine, and possibly even on the cover.
Requirements for photo submissions
We need the following information to write a caption for your picture (NOTE: Without the following info we can't publish your picture).
1.) WHO- Name of the outdoorsmen who are featured in the photo and where they live (both state AND county).
2.) WHAT- Details about your trophy, such as size, weight, etc.
3.) WHEN- The time and date you got your trophy
4.) WHERE- The location of your harvest. You don't have to be specific, but we need the state/county you were hunting or the coast you were fishing out of.
5.) HOW- Any other details associated with your harvest. Such as, type of gun or bow used if hunting, or, tackle used if angling.
Also please feel free to include any additional information you feel may be relevant to our readers.
Recommendations for DIGITAL photo submissions
First, it is most important that the photo has adequate lighting and is of high quality, preferably taken with a digital camera set at a medium or high-resolution setting. Digital images should be at least 600KB to 1MB and sent in .jpg format. *(Unfortunately we no longer accept print photos through the mail.)
Secondly, make sure you and your fish or game are pictured in a natural setting. A photo taken in the field or on the water is much preferred over one taken with the “buck in the truck” or back at the house, in the garage, etc. Also, please do not send photos of your game hanging from a gambrel, or after it has been field dressed or otherwise cleaned. A photo taken while the fish is still alive, on the water, on the boat, at the dock or on the bank is much preferred over one taken with your catch in or on the cooler, or hanging from a nail or on the cleaning board.
We would love to have action shots of you and your fish during the battle, as it is being landed or netted, or even being cradled in the water. But, remember that certain species are protected and are prohibited from being “landed.” Be sure to properly handle and release such species as Goliath grouper and tarpon, as well as oversized or undersized gamefish species. Law enforcement agencies have recently pointed out that bringing an illegal-to-keep fish on board long enough to take a picture can be considered “taking,” and that they intend to enforce this “violation” of the law.
Finally, leave some room in the camera frame around the hunter or angler and his or her trophy or fish, but don’t be afraid to get close. Photos taken from a distance will be fuzzy when enlarged to run in the magazine.
Please be sure to include the hunter or angler’s name, hometown, hunting or fishing location, approximate date it was taken, specifics of the animal/fish (size, weight, score, etc.) and any interesting details about the trip. Also, include your contact information in case we have any questions.
We look forward to featuring you and your trophy soon!