I don't miss paying for cable after reading this thread, I mainly watched hunting shows but haven't had cable for a year and a half due to the things listed here. The list why most of these shows suck is a mile long. I don't blame them for trying, I'm just not interested in paying for that. They also give the antis ammo for their side of the debate when they go crazy over a kill. To end on a positive note...hats off to the Eastmans and a few others that do it right!
when they make the $ sound.
Wow...reading this, it seems we all agree on this...So; why don't we see more realistic DIY shows? I basically pay for the Outdoor channel for Eastmans, Team Elk and On you own Adventures... the rest just suck. I can't understand how some folks 'farm' for deer; plantic Biologic this and Whitetail Clover that, sit in a blind on a crop field and not feel like they are shooting livestock!?! hell, they raised it just like a heifer.
On my terminology peeve: A Sabot is not a 'sa-Bot'..it is a 'Say-boh'. The word is french for shoe...and I have shot enough APFSDS-T 'Say-boh' from the M1A1 Abrahms tank to know how to pronounce it.
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No bs, respect for the animal, no long range, no bubba.
Anything Latt Durrance or Dean Taylor say annoy the heck out of me. Also, the word 'harvest' drives me up a wall.
The only two shows that haven't annoyed me are Long Range Pursuit and On Your Own Adventures.
They all suck, that one that had the wounded warrior SEAL on it was good. Then it turned to crap as they just started hunting Texas high fence.
I'd like to see Todd Hodnett do a hunting show, but I guess when your busy as a defense contractor making millions on sniper math it's hard to get away.
Or Chris Costa. He's a good TV personality with his shooting training series.