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“Hunting shows” - net positive or negative?

2-bucks

PMA Member
I watch parts flipping through channels. If I see a part that is not in a long commercial break I'll watch a while, especially if it is 5-10 minutes before the end of the half hour. I'm pretty neutral on them. They are there if I feel like looking and easy enough to ignore if I don't want to.

I agree that a lot of the product endorsed are poor products and I definitely don't like all of their hunting methods, but that is where each person gets the chance to use their own mind to decide what they watch or buy or how they hunt. If the show "hurts" a person by buying a bad product or hunting with unreasonable expectations I feel like that is much more of a reflection on the person making those choices than a TV show.
 

meyeri

PMA Member
Depends on the venue you watch the shows on. Outdoor channel has a net negative effect, way too many shows where it's about the hunter personality or shows where people with money travel around to outfitters. I like YouTube shows like Hunting public and Midwest whitetail and whatever random public hunting land channel catches my eye.
 

cybball

PMA Member
I really like watching, but when it turns into an infomercial, I'm out. I watch mostly on Youtube now with THP and Midwest Whitetail. MWW is on the line for product stuff for me. I get that you have to make some $, but when it crosses over to the point where it is annoying, I tune out. A ton of those shows start out very real and raw, which I like, but year 2 when they gain traction, the sponsors show up and there it goes. :)
 

CurtisWalker

Moderator
Am I the only one that questions THP sometimes? More along the lines of chasing after deer, yelling in the timber, etc seems like they don’t take in to consideration other people may be hunting the same area sometimes. Comes off a bit disrespectful.


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Bassattackr

Member
Am I the only one that questions THP sometimes? More along the lines of chasing after deer, yelling in the timber, etc seems like they don’t take in to consideration other people may be hunting the same area sometimes. Comes off a bit disrespectful.

Yea couldn't really get into that show..
 

Tmayer13

PMA Member
To be honest I love hunting shows. I have been watching them for literally 30 years. I like Midwest Whitetail, Drurys, and Lakoskys. I like the shows that show the habitat process, and these tend to do that. People claim its unrealistic expectations but thats far from the truth. There are lots of guys on here that create habitat and have hunts extremely similar to what you see on TV.
IMO if you want to talk about unrealistic expectations, THP is the epitome of this....they travel from Aug-Jan and hunt all over the place killing 3 yr olds... I do not enjoy their show at all....and I also agree 100% with what CW says...I would have some choice words with them if i was hunting the same public ground
 

sep0667

Land of the Whitetail
Am I the only one that questions THP sometimes? More along the lines of chasing after deer, yelling in the timber, etc seems like they don’t take in to consideration other people may be hunting the same area sometimes. Comes off a bit disrespectful.


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That part does make a wince a bit when they celebrate after a kill and probably blow everything out of the area with how loud they get at times. I certainly would not want to hunt a public piece in the days after they kill one. Running with a knocked arrow is another thing I see them do at times and its like geeze, one of these guys is going to kill themselves.

Other than those couple things I'm a big fan of them lol.
 

Hardwood11

It is going to be a good fall!
I like the shows that tie in the land ownership, habitat work into the actual hunts. Call me weird, but I could watch a half hour show easy on planting trees, hinge cutting, hanging stands and doing little things to the farms in the off season.
 

Bassattackr

Member
I like the shows that tie in the land ownership, habitat work into the actual hunts. Call me weird, but I could watch a half hour show easy on planting trees, hinge cutting, hanging stands and doing little things to the farms in the off season.

Then I'm weird too, I'd rather watch this than bucks being shot with idiot fist pumps..
 

Elvis188

Super Moderator
I don’t like to see people pack their truck for their trip, ride in their truck, shoot their bow or gun, nor sit in a tree and whisper to me what I just saw with my own eyes.

I get that it takes a ton of B-roll footage to put a show together but it is boring. I record the shows I want to see and fast forward thru all commercials and all of the stuff I mentioned above and I usually watch 3-5 minutes of any show. I only have a few exceptions to this rule.
 
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