FIRST....I understand that product endorsement is the finiancial lifeblood of hunting shows...but I believe that there's a line that too many hosts cross.
2nd...I respect each host for their God given abilities to be able to achieve the success which brought them to the forefront as expert hunters/fisherman.
...but I was sick at heart this morning as I watched the Outdoor Channel where "C'mere Deer" was heavily used to saturate a tree then a large buck was harvested as the host archery hunter made mistakes which he openly admitted too.(noisy clothing/ noisy draw/ poor shot) Mistakes that normally would have sent any whitetail away in a cloud of dust before the arrow could've been released. They actually went & found the arrow then returned to the stand to see the buck re-enter the area and collapse on film. Immediately afterwards a commerical came on with a few of the biggest names in the industry endorsing the "Newest 8th wonder of the deer hunting world"....Acorn Rage ! Great pics of trophy buck licking piles of the stuff off logs,etc. ...what a bunch of deer sign residue !
I'm not looking for this post to take a bunch of rabbit trails into other types of hunting scenarios....just saying it'd be nice to see a few of these hosts get back to the basics which they've seemed to have abandoned. Lace up the boots & hunt !
Edited by Phil, 21 August 2007 - 06:50 AM.