So I'm watching the Sportsman's channel.......

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  1. steelhead

    steelhead Well-Known Member

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    and I'm watching this man and wife "professional" hunters on a hunt at a ranch in Texas. The man and wife supposedly run a similar opperation in New Mexico. Anyway, the man heads out to hunt white tail deer and the wife goes off to hunt some imported African antelope. The man sets up in an elevated blind and as he's about to shoot a nice big buck about 100 yards away, he puts the barrel of the rifle on the window sill of the blind to take the shot. Can you guess what happens?

    Now, lets go find his wife. Wifey is up in a hilly area when she spots a really nice African type antelope. She has some of those "steady stick" that you rest your rifle on so you can steady your rifle better and thus get a better shot off. She puts out her steady sticks and places the barrel of her rifle on the sticks and lines up on the Antelope which is maybe 300 yards away. Open terrain and the animal is lined up perfectly for a clean shot to the vitals. Can you guess what happened?

    Remember, these are "professional" hunters.
     
  2. James H

    James H Well-Known Member

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    I didn't see the show but I'll guess they both missed.
    A while back I watched a show with Jim Zumbo, same setup gun on the window sill deer at 100 yds and he missed. This is one of the reasons I believe that Zumbo is against long range hunting, in his mind if he can mis at 100 yds how are you going to make a clean shot at 1000.
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  3. steelhead

    steelhead Well-Known Member

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    You are todays winner, James!

    They both shot low! And both couldn't figure out what they did wrong. In fact the guide with the lady tried to console her by telling her that was a long, hard shot. He didn't even bother watching her and telling her what she was doing wrong, by putting her barrel on the sticks.

    I totally hear you on Zumbo! What's up with these so called "professionals"?
     
  4. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Professionals MAA! (My Aching A$$:rolleyes:)
     
  5. silvertip-co

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    resting

    I have seen this on other channels DOZENS of times by amateurs and TV 'Pros'. Usually I want to choke up my supper when I see people using their barrel rests. Then they miss and I laff like h.ell. These pros have people carry their rifle, then use shootign stix or other mechanical rests improperly.

    Always remember...if it's on your tv, it's a SHOW. Even the evening news isnt real.
     
  6. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    That's why I can't stand to watch any hunting shows. Just makes me break out in hives. Especially those whitetail hunts and turkey hunts.

    I wonder how it is that people attain "expert hunter" status before they attain even a novice level of shooting prowess. Isn't that skipping a crucial step unless you're running animals down and beating them with a club?
     
  7. Surveyor

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    The show is looking strictly for charisma. Missing is OK as long as you look good doing it.
     
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    Just playing devil's advocate...and I know if they completly missed the animal they could have easily gut shot the animal...you don't necessarily need to be a good shot to be a good hunter. Teddy Rosevelt was well known to have poor eyesight and be a lousy shot, BUT he was a good hunter. He got close enough to the animal to KNOW that he would hit his target.
    I think another cosideration is that the shows get some flak because no one EVER misses on TV.
    On the other side of the coin...if sport personalities are supposed to be role models and "do it right" I think the folks on shooting shows should also. I am positive in my own mind that there are people out there saying, "this is exactly how Bubba Smith on Trophy Busters of the Universe did it." And the results are cripples and lost animals.
     
  9. steelhead

    steelhead Well-Known Member

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    You got a point there. They didn't particularly look good in the shooting form, but I'll admit the lady was good looking! :D
     
  10. Surveyor

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    I was trying to identify the show, based on your date and time of post, so I could dig up a picture of her, but, alas, I was unsuccessful. My guess was that she was high on the 10 scale.

    Curious if she had makeup.

    And if she made a little pouty face when she missed.

    With big sad, yet sexy eyes, that flashed long lashes in slow motion.

    And a chest heaving sigh of disappointment.

    Which show was it?

    Please.
     
  11. steelhead

    steelhead Well-Known Member

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    Surveyor,

    I don't remember which show it was. I'll try to look it up. I tuned in after it had already started.

    She did have makeup on and she did do the pouty face and all. :D
     
  12. Geezer

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    Hunting shows in general are kind'a disappointing from a 'learning something useful' standpoint. Little or no info on rifles and ammunition used. Seldom much about range or wind conditions. Rarely any followup about where the round hit or bullet performance.
     
  13. Surveyor

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  14. steelhead

    steelhead Well-Known Member

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    Nope that's not her.