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#5650279 - 03/13/15 06:06 PM Just got a DVR (Hunting related)
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Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 2721
Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
And it came with 2 outdoor channels. There is some really ridiculous stuff on some of these shows, although I am enjoying them overall, especially New Mexico and Arizona elk hunts.

The worst one I've seen so far was advertised as "Big Thicket hunting" and was set at a game farm in Hunt County (SRR WHitetails)! The producers of that show have NO IDEA of where the big thicket is, or what it's like. And, even if you were hunting IN the Big Thicket, you aren't really hunting it if you are hunting off a cattle pasture, farm field, or ROW. I'd love to see a show set in the SHNF showing REAL Big Thicket hunting.
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#5650449 - 03/13/15 08:20 PM Re: Just got a DVR [Re: postoak]
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Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 208
Loc: Lampasas
Welcome to the club! You're going to see at least a little crazy sh*t on those hunting channels. Fairly entertaining, too, if you like comedies.
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#5650629 - 03/13/15 10:27 PM Re: Just got a DVR [Re: postoak]
jdk1985 Online   content
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Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 11937
Loc: Waco, TX
I hate DVR... Well, I hate it as soon as people start rewinding and what note live TV. pisses me off.

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#5655683 - 03/17/15 08:12 PM Re: Just got a DVR [Re: postoak]
breadman Online   content
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Registered: 08/19/14
Posts: 1158
Loc: huntsville texas
what iritates me is a 30 min. hunting show has 5 imn. hunting and 10 min. advertizing, and 15 min. of idiots in there tuck filming the road trip and trying to be funny and hoping to get discovered ! what happened to the old style hunting shows like night&hale and even the fraud hunter noel feather hunting shows !! least you got to watch hunting and not peoples ugly mugs !!!!!
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#5655729 - 03/17/15 08:32 PM Re: Just got a DVR [Re: postoak]
Simple Searcher Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 4860
Loc: Helotes, Hext
I am no fan of hunting shows. But fishing shows really suck.
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#5657330 - 03/18/15 05:41 PM Re: Just got a DVR [Re: postoak]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 5814
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
I have a friend that got asked to guide/help with some fishing show back in the '90s on one of the highland lakes. He was all excited about it, some big TV pro fisherman's show ... Afterwards I was talking to him and he hated the experience to see how those were created/produced. He said they filmed from his boat and another boat to get different angles but when it came time to actually fish, they had captive large fish in a live well in the other boat and a guy in suba gear underwater tugging on the line and at the end of supposedly reeling in, they would take one of the big fish from the live well and put on the lure to actually land the fish in his boat. all about the showmanship. He never watched the show or any like it again.
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#5657476 - 03/18/15 07:00 PM Re: Just got a DVR [Re: postoak]
rattler03 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 848
Loc: Richardson - Archer County
I don't watch them. I hate it every time I see michael waddell, or some wannabe, booyahing and fist-pumping like they just won the super bowl after shooting a deer, only to see that they decided to "back off and wait until the morning" to recover the animal despite an obviously lethal shot. Its disrespectful and provides non-hunters with a poor example of our pastime.
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#5658649 - 03/19/15 11:58 AM Re: Just got a DVR [Re: postoak]
gary roberson Online   content
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Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 1277
While I host a TV show, I agree with what you guys are saying. There is a lot of junk out there and egos are way out of hand. There is no respect for the animal and when one of them kills something, their reaction would make you think that this is the first time the feat was ever accomplished.
Outdoor Channel purchased Sportsmans a couple of months ago. I understand that it is the new ownership's plan to turn Outdoor into reality TV and move their outdoor programming to Sportsmans as contracts expire. This will leave only Pursuit and Sportsmans to broadcast hunting and fishing which means some of these shows will not have a home. When this happens, I hope that we loose some of the junk of which you speak.
Adios,
Gary

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#5659550 - 03/19/15 09:52 PM Re: Just got a DVR [Re: gary roberson]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9933
Loc: wondering about the woods
scratch Been looking for sponcer's for my T.V. Reality Hunting Show Pro's vs Con's . Still waiting ta hear from Equate Hemorrhoid Cream bout my Waiten for that big one ta Pop-out . confused2 They havent answered my e-mails flag
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#5659950 - 03/20/15 08:56 AM Re: Just got a DVR [Re: postoak]
Nogalus Prairie Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 21839
Loc: Corsicana
They are mostly trash. Some are really bad trash. Can't stand the deer/turkey/waterfowl/dove/hog hunts. They are all the same. The yuk-monkey stuff is grating. Also tired of hearing about all their production crap, how hard it is to film a show, showing the cameraman constantly, etc. Newsflash: nobody cares.

Some of the worst egos/biggest idiots: Nuge, drunk Daddy on Wildgame Nation, Burnworth....there are many more.

Some good and a few exceptional ones though. Shockey, Eastmans, "Driven" with Pat & Nichole, Steve's Outdoor Adventures, and some others are worth watching- for the places they go if nothing else.
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