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I was watching one of the outdoor shows last night (something I rarely do) when a segment came up on deer hunting in Iowa. The h

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  • rudyglove27
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    Agreed with matouse3 and + 1 for you sir!!!

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  • libertyfirst
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    I've tried to watch some of the hunting programs on television but they're not for me. I can't stand them.
    This type of stuff isn't hunting. Hunting is you and the game. Nothing make believe,nothing canned, no fences. Del says that these shows are infomercials and I'd go along with that based on the few I saw.
    Does anyone use the products that a lot of these show promote?

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  • Sharkfin
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    The simple fact is that these guys are not hunting like we do. I hunt 100% private land but we do not have the time or funding to make it what most of these guys hunt. They are all trying to sell something whether it's their camo, the sponsor's products, hunting trips to the place they're hunting, or themselves. Sometimes they do provide valuable information. I like to watch the shows mainly to see the animals. I rarely see any products that I feel the need to buy. I do like some of the personalities I see on some of the shows but I take everything with a grain of salt. Sometimes I just get a kick out of their antics. I watch them just like I watch House or Burn Notice, for entertainment only. Sometimes I use them if my kids are watching with me to show them how deer jump or even what not to do or how not to act. I always tell my kids that they are not hunting like I do and that it is not really real life hunting. I don't agree with the whole "look over a field full of deer and pick out the biggest one" hunt. That is not hunting, that is shooting fish in a barrell. I don't really consider any trip where you go to a ranch and a guide takes you to a stand where you sit and shoot the biggest deer you see over a three day trip to be hunting. The person pulling the trigger did not hunt, they paid someone else to hunt for them the let them pull the trigger. If I take my son with me on Saturday morning and we go to a spot that I've seen lots of deer activity. Then he shoots a deer, he didn't really go hunting but that is how most kids start out. I don't think that is how you continue as you learn and grow as a hunter.

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  • Del in KS
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    It has been my opinion for years that this stuff is just infomercials. There is an amish farmer in Macon CO MO with a pen full of big bucks that are tame as sheep. I see them every year when I go deer hunting near that farm. I really think that is the kind of deer you often see getting shot in the videos and on TV.

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  • teufelhunden
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    Careful gentlemen, He may have had his heart set on a certain buck. I have let some large deer walk because I had trail cam pics of a buck that I wanted. I can honestly say that I am grateful for any deer I see and am never angry when "my" buck does not show. I have been disappointed when I went the whole season not seeing the deer I wanted but in the end you have to tip your hat to the buck and acknowledge that he beat you this year.

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  • Jim in Mo
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    I've mentioned before I've quit watching these hunting shows. It's pathetic compared to the real hunting shows. Hunting mags are now spending alot of money in print trying to get me to spend more money on cable to get the Outdoor Channel. Why? For this crap?

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  • jlfreeborn
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    I was watchin a fishin show this morning, and it seemed like i was watchin a big infomercial for quantum. kevin van dam was tellin us how to fish the shallow running strike king sexy shad with the new quantum energy pt with a 5:2 ratio with XPS flourocarbon. He also told us to have a different rod and reel spooled with about 30 different lines. I'm glad he has the money to do all that mess, but get real. most people cant have 30 or 40 combos with the quantum mess and flourocarbon. I wish i could see a real fishin show for us normal folks.

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  • hunterkid94
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    thanks cooner. I guess its just the way ive been raised.....

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  • Hunter Savage
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    your right hunterkid94 a big rack is just icing on the cake .nice to see you relise that young man

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  • hunterkid94
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    The tv hunters seem to not hunt for a sport or their own well being, they seem to be more worried about PERFECT racked, monsters. they dont seem to worry about the fact that deer=food and food=life. they look at it like big buck=fame. i think its completly wrong. sure we all enjoy watching some tv and seeing monster bucks that would be the buck of a life time(broken tine or not) but we have to realize that although they give us tips, they dont set a good example. Heres an example from thier point of view: Wife: Did you kill any deer today honey?
    Husband: 10 I coulda shot, none over 150", sorry honey another night without food.
    You see they just poison the mind of young hunters like myself. Im now out of the habbit of only worrying about killing a big buck. Sure its nice and fun but we have to realize that deer are a food source and we dont just have to use them for thier antlers, yes we all love a big buck but like my dad always says, "Ya cant eat the antlers!"

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  • Walt Smith
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    Todays hunting shows are nothing more than trash. I cannot even stomach myself to watch them after being brought up on The American Sportsman and Michigan Outdoors back in the 60's and 70's. Today's shows are all on protected or high fence farms and its easy to tell and they just plain SUCK WIND.

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  • Hunter Savage
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    most every show on today is sickening , not all but most . my twelve year old son can shoot bucks like that if he was hunting in the same deer factory's as these guys .some of these men really need a reality check for their blown up egos. most are not great hunters rather than fortunate ones .that are trying to sell you their products and to get you to choke down another of their cookie cutter hunts .

    come to think of it beekeeper i wouldent mind making their morning oatmeal, eat up boys you need your strength to sit in that heated box stand all morning enjoy : )

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  • buckhunter
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    Steve182,

    I could not agree more about the poor shooting ethics of the TV hunter. I'm an avid archery hunter and see many "less than desirable shots" taken on game.

    Too many shots are taken on moving animals and animals quartering towards you. I also love it when they shoot through brush with an arrow. All unethical and in my opinion show only how desparete the hunter is.

    I have said before. I give myself one shot a year for a buck. If I miss I eat my tag.

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  • steve182
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    One of the main reasons i can't stand the guys i mentioned above is their seemily feigned enthusiasm. Lotta fake looking emotion, excitement, hand motions, etc. Very lousy acting, and huge egos in my opinion. Although i guess i'd have a hard time feigning excitement too 'hunting' in a petting zoo. Not to mention the passing on 150+" bucks. Spomer's ok as far as hunting show guys go i guess. Also, i'm sick of seeing these guys take unethical shots, or make lousy shots. If you make a lousy shot, or wound a deer, it should be on the film editors floor.

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  • bscoones
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    Those guys are "hunting" on protected farms and the shows make a mockery of the work and preparation that goes into shooting a monster-once in a life time buck like that for most of us. Unrealistic to say the least.

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