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any show that shows big game hunting. Turkey hunting on tv is as boring as it gets.

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I think turkey hunting is exciting, but I have to agree turkey hunting shows put me to sleep Big smile

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Tred Barta's. Although I wish he'd shut up and hunt sometimes, he does at least focus on hunting an animal and not a rack. The lack of product endoresment is nice too. My better half doesn't like it b/c he never succeeds. We don't watch it regularly, but it does seem like its been a while since he killed anything.

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He doesnt focus on ethical shots or safety either. He's unsuccessful because he's an idiot in my own little opinion. Any fool that tries to take a 40+ yard shot in high winds and through thick cover on a MOVING Carabou with a LongBow is not only unethical but a complete idiot and should not be allowed to hunt. Let alone have a damn hunting show where some kid could be watching and think "well Tred did it so it must be ok" Brick Wall,) Brick Wall,) Brick Wall,) Idiots like that need to be removed from the public eye. He's a fishing guide and should stick to what made him famous, FISHING!!!!

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I am also a big fan of Treds show. I think its more ethical to take a shot like that then drive a four wheeler to a tree stand climb it sit down then shoot a perfect shot on a whitetail doe eating on a food plot, then donate the meat so you can kill another one without filling up your freezer.
How many times can you watch a guy sit in a stand and say here comes a buck....shooter......you ready?......k im gonna stop him........urrrrrrr(grunt)......pow.....yeppy yee ha woohoo jeez i was only in the stand 10minutes. Is this really hunting, if you think it is you are missing out or do not deserve to be allowed to take a life ethically of course.

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So you think taking unethical EXTREMELY low percentage shots that have more of a chance of just wounding an animal rather than killing them is ok? If that is the case sir then you are the one that does not deserve to be in the woods with such a graceful animal. All our animals deserve the absolute BEST we can do to provide a quick clean kill or nothing at all!!!!

And what in the living hell is wrong with donating meat after taking a managment doe that, if it hadnt been taken, quite possibly could starve to death because of overpopulation? BlackTailer I think you may need to sit back and think about hunting sir, because a sportsman you are not if this is how you think about hunting.

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i think they are both lousy examples of hunting and as far as treds show it is not ethical to try some of the shots he does go after and frankly I personally find him obnoxious and a horrible example of hunters. Now as far as a vast majority of the rest of the shows they all talk about hunting over food plots because thats the only way they would get to see any deer because the covers so thick. Maybe they should take a survey from actual hunters and see what they hunt in. I know for me all there is to hunt around here is big timber and clear cuts, I think that they both are horrible, neither do anything to inform the sportsman all they are there for is to pimp the latest product, which is fine but dont try and tell me that having these shows are making me a better hunter.

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I think we need to distinguish between a show that is for entertainment and one that is educational. Most of the shows I watch fall in the entertainment catgegory. I would watch an educational show if there were any on tv, but I really can't think of any that are on now.

I probably should start a new thread with this, but oh well, I'll say it here. I am tired of hearing about ethics. There is no such thing as ethics today. Ethics are abstract and only become tangible when a group or a society as a whole accepts them.

You can have personal ethics, but there is nothing written, spoken or unspoken that decides (other than a group or society) that one set of ethics is better than another. And today with the attitude of diversity, individual rights with no responsiblity, our collective ethics have drifted away like smoke in the wind.

Tred Barta annoys me because he is preachy about the BARTA way - screw the Barta way. If it works for you Tred, then great, but don't tell me I am wrong because I don't do it the hard way. I hunt for the shear pleasure of being out there in the woods, challenging myself, but hey, I like to be successful once in a while too. So, I am not going to impose some limitations on the gear I can use or the methods I use (as long as they are legal).

If I had a food plot, then I'd probably hunt over the food plot. As it is, I hunt near harvested bean fields knowing that deer will come to feed. I don't hunt over the field, but between the field and their bedding areas. Why - because I think I might be able to score a deer.

People getting worked up over hunting shows reminds me of people who get upset about whether or not wrestling is fake - its entertainment, plain and simple.

Wow, did I go on a rant or what? Big smile

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CVC??? RANT??? NEEEEVVVVVVEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRR LOL neener! neener! neener!

While I agree with you about the ethics in some situations CVC, I do NOT believe believe that there arent certain standards by which we as hunters should conduct ourselves in the woods. One MAJOR standard that should be set above all is safety. Which I have ranted about Ted Barta on MANY occations and not going into that now. But another almost as importaint standard is the respect of our game animals by taking shots that are positive and clean kills. I have seen MANY shows of his where he completly disreguards this simple act of respect by wailing shots out with his crappola equipment that any respectful hunter wouldnt even try with a compound!!!! My case in point is the one where he is on a woodlands carabou hunt. Winds were in the 30 MPH range, animal was moving at a brisk walk from right to left with lots of bushes and branches in the way and Barta wails an arrow at the animal at 40+ yards in these conditions. There is no way in hell that he could PLACE an arrow with complete confidence in that situation. An olympic archer would not have even attempted it. Luckily he missed clean but it did shoot right under its belly about 3/4 back. This is what I was discussing in that situation and the way I feel is, crap like that should not in any way be aired, unless you start the show, and at the beginning of each segment, with "THIS IS HOW YOU DONT HUNT" I agree that most of these shows are for entertainment but a lot of young or beginning hunters see them as educational tools to a degree so I personaly feel that there should be at least a semblance of integrity and respectfulness to the game animals in these shows which most have with at least attempts at clean shots. I mean hell we ALL miss our mark occationally, as no one is perfect. But to blatently disreguard all ethincs and respect is just flat out wrong and should be pointed out and eradicated from these shows

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I can see your point about eithics not being tangable but in fact just because they are not tangible does not mean we just do what we want when we want to. I think in the case of the hunting shows the bottom line is the bottom line they are in it to make money. What I am saying is that it is setting a bad example and infact some of the things ive seen on the shows if done here and a warden witnessed some of the shots it would be a ticketable offense. They may not written but there are a loose set of hunters ethics. If we didnt there would be a lot more membership in anti clubs such as the petas and seirra clubs ect.

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