Am I Alone?
Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:46 AM
TOC, Versus, et.al., are about entertainment more than information. There are a few shows out there providing information, but they just don't get the golden moose awards and the ratings. Outdoor television "in the day" wasn't about ratings because they had a small audience and pretty much accepted it.
When I was a kid I'd glue myself to a Bill Dance episode to learn how to catch bass. But even old Bill Dance has a bloopers show that's pretty funny - entertainment.
I watch shows that show me something I can't get in Indiana. I like hunting in other countries, places here in the U.S. I've never been - places I'm not likely to ever go. I like hearing about the different laws, people and cultures in those spots.
Now, don't let me offend anyone, but I'll make a comparison that's a little embarassing. Some shows are about huge - freakishly huge - animals. I liken these to hunter "eye-candy" just like the other "eye candy" sold by those magazines with the brown paper on them at the 24-hour mart, or the "pay channels" on Dish Network. Some sell sights none of us will ever see.
Here's the problem - I'd rather see 12 different hunting shows I didn't particularly care for instead of something from hollyweird just to throw my money and attention in that direction. I do the same for shooting shows, fishing shows, atv riding, etc. I'd rather watch a bad hunting show than a good sitcom any day. It's a compromise, I know, but it's the best we've got.
Posted 20 May 2009 - 11:21 AM
At our home based hunting website in New England we have a saying in our banner for the "entertainment" hunting shows.....
"We hunt, fish and trap the places you will never see on TV. From mountain tops to beaver bogs, from thick woods to farm fields and lakes with four feet of ice."
I am a hunter, trapper and fisherman. I have caused the death of many a critter. But I need to ask this question??
Am I getting old or do you guys feel like me that there is way too much emphasis on the impact shot? I find myself changing the channel as the music stops. I know all to well what the next frames hold.
I have to admit, my killing days are over. Don't get me wrong, I still love my outdoor hunting, fishing and trapping adventures. I have no problem pulling the trigger. But my adventures now are based more on the experience rather than the kill.
I'm on your side of the fence Jeremiah
Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:21 PM
Posted 31 May 2009 - 07:17 PM
Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:56 PM
I enjoy "bonus footage" during hunting shows (pre- and post-hunt footage, and some footage at camp). However, there really isn't any reason for there to be more than 3 or 4 minutes of that footage in a show.
Posted 07 June 2009 - 06:37 PM
I'M NOT AFRAID OF COMMITMENT I'VE BEEN HUNTING AND FISHING MY WHOLE LIFE!
Montana Hunting Discovering Montana
Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:24 AM
I think it's on VS?...
Watched it for the first time this past weekend. The show is apparently this married couple that takes people on hunts that are nominated by friends or family because of their impact in their lives or in the community.
The show I watched, this boy/young man was nominated by his mother because he lost his best friend to cancer. His best friend was his life-long hunting partner. Weston and Jodi took the young man on a hunt in honor of his friend who had passed away.
I thought that was a pretty cool way to do it.
Anyone else watch this show?
Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:25 PM
Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:45 PM
I guess for me I'm wanting my host(s) to be somewhere between cardboard cut-out and Big & Rich. LOL
PA IHEA & NBEF/IBEP Instructor
Posted 09 June 2009 - 04:21 AM
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