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Do It Yourself Shotgun Shell Wreath

I always struggle after the Holidays on how to decorate the outside of my house. Right now, you can still keep up the snowman decorations, but that is about it. After I went exploring a little bit, I found a Shotgun Shell Wreath, which I believe would look great hanging on a door during any season. You buy a Shotgun Shell Wreath online, how about using a little creativity and making one yourself. It would be “one of a kind” to your own home decorations.

Items Needed: 

  • 100-200 Shotgun Shells (Depending on how full you are wanting your wreath to look.)

*** You can purchase Shotgun Ammo at any Rural King Store Location except online. There is a greater variety of Shotgun Ammo at Rural King Store Locations that have a Gun Barn.

  • 6′ Long Piece of Foam Tubing (Purchase a any Local Hardware/Plumbing Store)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Duct Tape

Instructions for Assembly of your Shotgun Shell Wreath:

  1. Begin by cutting the Foam Tubing to the desire length you will want your wreath. 
  2. Connect the two ends of the Foam Tubing with Duct Tape.Foam Tubing
  3. Now it is time to begin the placing of the Shotgun Shells on your wreath. You will need to have your hot glue gun warmed up with the Hot Glue Stick melted and ready to use.
  4. Add the Shotgun Shells by placing the Hot Glue on the shell and holding it on the Foam Tubing for 1-2 Minutes. Keep on repeating this step until your have the fullness of the wreath you are wanting.  

Shotgun Shell Wreath Step 1

Shotgun Shell Wreath Step 2

Shotgun Shell Wreath Step 3

(Optional) – Now you can decorate your Shotgun Shell Wreath, but adding anything you would like. Example: Burlap Bow, Evergreen Stem, Berry Garland, Pine Cones, etc. 

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Bowfishing, The Best of Both Worlds

Fin Finder Bowfishing Package

So you call yourself a sportsman, huh?  Have you ever been bowfishing? Go ahead and put your compound in storage and pick up this recurve.

The Sand Shark was built-tough with laminated Maple/Purple Heart wood construction.  It features a heavy-duty sight, stabilizer and plunger bushings that are threaded and epoxied into the riser.

Let’s move on to the best part, the gear!  The Sand Shark is outfitted with all the top of the line find ’em and catch ’em gear: Light-Stryke Laser Sight, AMS Retriever Pro, Hydro-Glide Arrow Rest, Hydro-Shot Finger Savers, Fin-Finder String Silencers.

If you are new to bowfishing here are a few tips I have picked up:

  • Think about where the sun is before heading out on the lake or pond.  The worse the glare is, the harder it will be for you to see the fish.  You may want to consider getting a good pair of polarized sunglasses.
  • I prefer fishing at night.  The OMP Light Stryke Laser helps you aim and shoot with accuracy in the daytime or at night.  Spotlights can also be used in conjunction with the Light Stryke Laser.
  • When aiming at a fish, aim low…then a little lower.  The distance of the fish that you see at the surface is distorted through the water.  I usually go with aiming 6 inches – 1 foot below the fish as my ‘rule of thumb’ but you always need to factor in how deep the fish is to determine how much you need to compensate.  Bowfishing is a skill that you can continuously improve upon.

Spring is here and summer is on it’s way.  Now is the time to pick up your fully loaded Sand Shark Bowfishing bow.

Ruralking.com offers four different packages of the Sand Shark Bowfishing bow.  Be sure to click on the links below to find the one that suits your bowfishing needs!

Using A Winch To Get Out Of A Sticky Situation

Have you ever gotten your ATV in a place that you’re not quite sure how to get out of? Then this could be of some help. There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of the woods, tracking for the “sweet spot”, and all of a sudden, you’re up to your axles in mud. Well, if you have a winch like the Grip Tools 3,000 lb. 12 volt electric ATV winch from Rural King Supply, then all of your worries will be a thing of the past. You can also use it to get that perfect kill out of a precarious location.

Here are some tips on how to winch properly…

    1. Inspect your cable for frays or kinks before going on your trip.
    2. Always wear gloves while winching.
    3. Make sure you have anchor points (usually tow hooks) front and rear of your rig.
    4. Make your you have a tree strap, some ‘D’ shackles of size, short length of 3/8 chain and a good pulley block rated at twice the capacity of the winch.
    5. If you are winching another rig out you should anchor your rig to something like another rig , or a tree or a special made winch anchor.
    6. Put a heavy coat, towel or blanket over the cable while winching.
    7. After the trip, or when you put on a new cable, or when you buy a new winch you will need to rewind the cable.
    8. Let out the cable while on flat ground and run it to an anchor point.
    9. Winch your rig to that anchor point making sure the are no gaps between the cable as it winds up.

 

Remember:

  1. Always use a tree strap to get an anchor to a tree and not your cable. Cable cut into the tree and will kill it in the long run.
  2. The heavy blanket or what ever you use on the cable while winching helps the cable to go toward the ground instead of up where it could hurt or kill someone.
  3. Remember winching can be dangerous.