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    Watching my Sunday fix of hunting shows, my two hunting pet peeves surface numerous times. Peeve #1 No one, absolutely no one, has ever "snuck" up on a game animal. Today I snuck--yesterday I snucked---and often I have snucked?????? Personally I sneak, have sneaked and have often sneaked. Peeve#2 Subspecies and species are two separate classifications (I am a biology teacher). Today on his show, the best known muzzleloader hunter in the world referred to the four subspecies of caribou as "four species as recognized by B&C." On anther program, the host referred to the four springbuck color phases as four species which they most certainly are not and are no different than a black bear is to a blond colored black bear. Perhaps winter has been too hard on me. I would be interested to see if any other hunters have similar annoyances when it comes to outdoor tv shows.

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    I've never had game that I've snuck up on complain about my verbiage nor the sound of my rifle - ya gotta be alive to complain. Whoops, I'm just full of poor english today.

    Its been decades since I've been to South Dakota, but back then there was a lot more to be concerned about than imperfect speech.

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    Amen to that!
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    Sodak guy, if I were you, I would only be concerned with two color phases right now, and those would be "snows" and "blues"......"juvies" would make three, but that is more of a lifestage. Get outside and hunt something, and just be thankful it didn't snow another 6 inches last night. Sodak posts at times like these should contain pics, such as the following, not complaints about how some guy in a black cowboy hat talks.
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    The thing that annoys me about most hunting shows is that they almost never show an unsuccessful hunt. There are very few shows that are realistic in that regard. I also have no interest in watching "hunts" that consist of sitting in a stand while a patterned, fed buck comes in to feed at the predermined time.

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    How about a hunting show that teaches and demonstrates ethics, like not always taking a trophy and coming home empty handed after lots of hard work, or a guide turning down a client or returning him and his money because of unethical or dangerous behavior?

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    I will take that a step further Brian. I hate it when they set up the super delux air conditioned elevating shooting house like 200+ yards from the food plot then brag about what a great, tough shot it was!
    My favorite line was from a sportsmans warehouse $3 dvd. It shows footage of a monster elk, and the you hear the guide explaining how that is a $12K bull, the $8K bulls are "over here"! Now that is just sorry, Might as well make a Bovine section in the SCI records. I wonder what folks would pay to shoot a 2000 lb brahma bull...

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    Really, Jon? Wow - I've never watched one quite like that (but am aware that such "hunts" exist). What a shame that this becomes the public face of hunting.

    There's a place for hunting shows, but we need to show all of that which makes it so important to us - not just another kill and an immediate B&C estimate. Heck, it should even include a meal over a campfire when successful. That's the kind of show I could get behind.

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    Default Calling Tim-Meister!

    Sounds like 'you guys' would simply LOVE our resident forum member, tdelarm, the 'Fish Porn Production CEO' extraordinairre's show 'Alaska Outdoors Television'...

    This first season I think they had a special on 'non-successful hunts!'

    Just kidding, but I am sincerely amazed how Tim and his Production Company pull off completely 'unscripted' hunts, fishing adventures and what-have-you.

    And, 'rumor has it' that their second season holds even more exciting Alaskan adventures! You might think I am a fan of the show (I am)...but I am also one of his BEST critics!

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    Doc - That's why I like Tim's show - it's the most authentic one I've seen.

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    After you have scouched up to them you got to get em skunt out

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    Besides many of the things listed above, including Brian's hunting shack in the air over baited field I have a couple pet peeves.

    One is the use of the word rag-horn. It's dismissive and implies an animal isn't worth taking. In my opinion, any legal animal is worth taking and I'm thankful for every animal I take, big, little, and in between.

    The other thing I cannot stand is listening to the whisper. And the whisper play-by-play. If it's getting down to it, SHUT UP and get 'er done.

    Ohhh and did I forget the guys in those little houses on stilts wearing all that camo? They may as well be wearing hot pink tuxedos. But they are like truck stop cowboys, they think they need to wear it to look authentic. Or more likely, they need to wear it to get the advertisers big bucks!

    The hunting show that most P'd me off tho was where some great white hunter was sitting in a tree with a pistol bragging talking up all his exploits. He finally got a shot at a buck and it was obvious he made a real bad hit. First he made out like it was a good hit. Then he explained he was gonna get the guides (how do you guide someone in a tree stand?) and they'd track it down. Then commercial break. After commercial they come back on and (miracle) it's the next day. The guides are tracking the animal down, but the hunter is nowhere around. They explain he had to leave suddenly. They find the animal and say they are going to process it and send it to him. What's wrong with this picture?

    Which brings me to my last pet peeve. Bowhunters who shoot an animal right before dusk and refuse to follow up on it until the next day. Most of the time this means a dead animal laying all night with the guts in it and full of souring blood. It's a bad enough problem in cold climates, but I've seen it in places like Texas, Louisiana, Arizona.... Why shoot an animal that is going to go to waste? Oh yah, it's all about those antlers.

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    I won't name names but how bout the finely combed hair of the blond gal with the diamond earings. How many men actually watch the show for the hosts skill and ethics.

    And the One phrase I actually can't stand is (BIG BUCK DOWN).

    My wife and I refuse to watch this show.

    Sure wish we could get the Alaska Outdoor Show here.

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    Ah,where do I start.................

    First, stop plugging your sponsors every 3 seconds. Your Thompson Center Encore blah blah didnt "put a hurtin' on this buck",the $2000 Swaro didnt really help you make that incredibly long and difficult 40 yard shot, your Berger VLD supersonic bells and whistles magic bullet didnt do anything different then any other bullet- it killed what you aimed it at.

    Second, stop wearing camo if you are sitting in a ground blind, or in en elevated shooting house that you have to open the windows to shoot out of. If you have to to open a window or slide back a screen, chances are the camo aint hiding you in that big,shiny, tree house sitting up 25 feet in the air.

    Third, stop with all the **** catch phrases!!!! the worst by far has to be the "Pick em and Stick em" from the ROSS archery show because he even has a little hand jesture that he has to throw in every single time he does it. VERY ANNOYING!!!!! I can name a few others but that one by far has to be the worst.

    Fourth, stop all the management and food plot talk. If you pass up a buck because he isnt at your 300 inch mark, then dont complain about it later. What is that old saying, dont pass up something on the first day that you would take on the last. I'm so sick and tired of hearing that crap. I'm all about not shooting a spike, but come on, a nice 6 or 8 point that is 120" is just as nice. It's not always about the size of the rack that makes it a good trip or worthwhile. And for the food plots, yeah I got them too....they're called corn fields!!!

    Fifth, this is aimed specifically at the Eastman guys, stop with all the Fair Chase and Authroity of Western Big Game hunting stuff. It's bad enough that it is on every third page of your magazines, but it doesnt have to be flashed across the TV screen every 5 seconds. And by the way, how do you judge an elk at 500 yards down to the 1/8 of an inch? That cracks me up, here they are, looking through their spotting scope, have the camera zoomed all the way out on an Elk that is 4 mountain ranges away, but yet they are able to tell us that it is 278 5/8". Man, I'd like to have that superpower.....

    Sixth, if you guys really want to fool everybody, you better hire some better editors,especially the bowhunting shows. I cant even count how many terrible shots I've seen made and then some lame excuse of why "I just hade to make it". First rule of hunting ethics, if it is not a good,clean shot, dont make it!!! It's funny that a deer shot in the guts "magically" has an exit wound in the lungs when they walk up on it. And for the staged recoveries, that's a topic for a whole nother day.

    And finally, you have a 30 minute TV show. Please show atleast 4 minutes of real hunting. Not 26 minutes of some celebrity who just came into town cracking jokes or playing guitar or talking about how hard this hunt has been. If I see Blake Shelton call them a wrong last name again I'm gonna puke.

    As you can see I have given up on hunting shows. Not only can I not stomach it any longer, but it is certainly not the stuff I want my kids and the rest of the next generation thinking that this is what hunting is all about. My turkey hunt with my Son last fall,eventhough we came home empty handed, was by far my most memorable hunt and hopefully his too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    The thing that annoys me about most hunting shows is that they almost never show an unsuccessful hunt. There are very few shows that are realistic in that regard. I also have no interest in watching "hunts" that consist of sitting in a stand while a patterned, fed buck comes in to feed at the predermined time.
    I can't stand Tred Barta, but he has a whole lot of unsuccessful hunts.

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    Here's mine. When they come back from a commercial they replay the last 5 minutes of what happened just before the commercial. If you can't get 20 minutes worth of footage for a show somethings wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    The thing that annoys me about most hunting shows is that they almost never show an unsuccessful hunt. There are very few shows that are realistic in that regard. I also have no interest in watching "hunts" that consist of sitting in a stand while a patterned, fed buck comes in to feed at the predermined time.
    Can't agree more Brian. Then there's the guy who goes on about how "hard" they hunted after sitting all day in a blind. Give me a break...or a "snuck" hunt anytime, and then if I'm successful, I'll "skun" my critter.
    If you like getting kicked by a mule...then you'll "love" shooting my .458.

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    I got tired of watching those shows pretty quick, I like to concider my self a typical Alaskan "meat hunter". Its super boring to me to sit around and watch some one sit in a tree and let the "non-shooters" walk by, which are usually very nice bucks. The only thing in my book that is a non-shooter is animals that are not leagal. I dont think that i would let a legal moose walk by because it wasnt a B&C sized moose. I got in to hunting as a kid, and was always taught by my dad that we harvest animals to feed our family, so that is the atitude that i try to keep today, it seems to me like all these "professional hunters" dont share this same view.

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