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Unread 05-31-2009, 05:52 PM
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Silly Elk hunting Shows

Does anyone else sit and shake their head when they watch some of these hunting shows, elk hunting in particualr, on TV? I think of it as Elk hunting pornography.
I though up a list of some of the most foolish things I have seen that happen:

1. Passing up absolutley monster bulls in order to shoot an even bigger bulls. Then making a coment like " he is just to small" Passing bulls that if I saw in the wild I would drop my rifle and keel over dead on the spot.
2. Guide cooks breakfast, saddles the horses, does all the spotting, does all the calling, tells hunter exactly where to step on the stalk, tells hunter where to sit, loads the rifle, tells hunter where and when to shoot. Hunter then gets on camera and proclaims the amount of work he put into killing his monster bull and what a great hunter he is because of it.
3. A party of people killing multiple elk in one day. Usually monster bulls!
4. Celebrating the kill seconds after pulling the trigger. The high-fives are all over the place before the bullet even impacts the Monster Bull!
5. Best of all, 1-4 all happening on one hunt.

Maybe it is just me but I think some of this is borderline comedy! I have hunted before and gone for days without even seeing an elk and when I do get the chance the elk is teleporting himself thru the trees!

If you can think of any others to add to the list please speak up, we all like a good laugh.
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Unread 05-31-2009, 07:04 PM
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Re: Silly Elk hunting Shows

I can't add any to your list, but I agree with you. Some of the things that the hunting shows try to slip by folks that have actually been there/done that.

As bad as the hunting shows are, I feel the fishing shows are worse. They cut 5-6 clips together that are supposed to be happening all back to back, but if you pay attention to the shadows and clouds, they obviously took all day (or multiple days) to catch the fish. Or when they are having unbelievable fishing and there isn't another boat anywhere to be seen (can you say 'private lake'?).

If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.

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Unread 05-31-2009, 07:07 PM
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Re: Silly Elk hunting Shows

Ya, and when and if you finally do drop one, sure would be nice if he could teleport his ass back to the freezer. Work starts when the hunting over (for most).
To all our Veterans, Thank you.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 11:43 AM
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Re: Silly Elk hunting Shows

I watched PART of one of those shows about a week ago. When they ZOOMED in just before the shot this "MONSTER" Bull had a tag in his right ear!!!
Probably the bar code indicating the price.
Any how when they did the "after-the-kill" segment the tag had miraculously disappeared.
That's when I turned it off.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 04:32 PM
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Re: Silly Elk hunting Shows

Yeah, that's Hollywood hunting for you...

I watched a sheep hunt one time and the outfitter was telling the "hunter" to aim high because he was uphill. The guy took the shot and the sheep all bolted downhill...imagine that, it hit high. Then on the second shot the outfitter told the "hunter" to aim low because they were downhill of him...jeez. The funny part was when they finally hit him with a rangefinder and it was 200 yards.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 06:21 PM
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Re: Silly Elk hunting Shows

And here i thought it was just me laughing myself stupid when the grosely overweight hunter drives up the hill in the guides 4x4, gets out and struggels to walk to the hood of the truck for a rest . Then proceeds to shoot the biggest red stag you are likely to see . It falls over dead they start back slapping and proclaiming what an tuff hunt it was.

The guy walked all of 6 ft------ YOU THE MAN!
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Unread 06-14-2009, 06:32 PM
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Re: Silly Elk hunting Shows

Some of the stuff protrayed on TV is just ridiculous. There is one program though I think does a reasonable job of promoting what real hunting is like. "Best of the West" has had a few elk hunts on it that I enjoyed watching. The elk they shot were not huge by any means either. The ones I saw I dont think were any bigger than 5 pts. Honestly I would rather watch a TV show in which they shot a small bull or cow but did it by believable fair chase means. So far BOTW is the only I have seen come close to that.
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