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Hunting Shows during Hunting Season

Do you tend to watch more or less hunting shows during the hunting season?

I think my viewing increases, but I still can't watch turkey hunts....too boring.

 

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My TV and computer time drop

My TV and computer time drop way off during the hunting seasons.  Usually the reason is that I am out hunting and don't even worry about either of them while gone.  I was out in Utah for 22 day straight out in the boonies this year and all we had was the radio and the only time that I really listened to that was while we were cooking and eating breakfast in the morrning.  It would be on at night but as soon as our heads hit the pillows we were out, at least until one of us woke up to turn it off some time during the night.  Even now I don't watch the hunting shows that much just because they all seam too much like caned hunts for whitetails.  Now if there was a show about stalking a trophy bull elk or that monster mulie then you might count me in.  I just don't have any interest in watching somebody shoot a deer walking into a feed plot that he has been coming into every day for the last year, and for some reason turkeys are about the same for me.  Now if they had a show about fall turkey hunting it might perk my interest since that is way different than a spring hunt.   

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The amount of hunting shows I

The amount of hunting shows I will watch peaks just before the season.  I like to watch them when they start in or around July, leading up to the start of the season. Once I am in the woods, I tend to have less of an interest in them.  Of course, that also coincides with all the premieres of my regular TV shows, so who knows.  And I agree, I can't really watch a turkey show.  Kinda boring.

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22 days is a lot of time

22 days is a lot of time out.  I don't miss tv when I'm busy, especially hunting, but I enjoy watching hunting shows in the evening when I'm chilling.  Actually don't watch too many other shows these days.  Some shows really suck and I wonder how they stay on.

Seeing a trend of shows featuring female cohosts...must be trying to compete with Tiffany!

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I don't think it really

I don't think it really changes very much for me. I think I might be more attentive to them right before or during the season but I it is not a drastic change or anything. I think the bigger change is the type of shows that I will watch. I definitely seek out the shows that are showing hunts for the species that I am planning on hunting next. Say during September I might be watching a lot of elk hunts. Later it switches to deer and then to waterfowl and then to turkeys after the new year starts.

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I find myself just keeping

I find myself just keeping them on as background noise a lot of the time.  I can watch the same show over and over because I don't really pay attention which is good because they repeat the same shows so often.

Maybe I am wierd but I like to watch hunting shows after a day of hunting.  Helps me unwind and gives me ideas for new hunts and sometimes even tips.  Some shows are better than other for good tips.  Some are just junk tips.

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Unwinding

CVC wrote:

 Maybe I am wierd but I like to watch hunting shows after a day of hunting.  Helps me unwind and gives me ideas for new hunts and sometimes even tips.  Some shows are better than other for good tips.  Some are just junk tips.

Boy I wished that I could do that.  Usually all I want to do is get a hot shower a meal and then hit the sack, and sometimes you can forget the meal.  But I guess that there is a difference in terrian between Kansas and Colorado.  I start at 6500 feet and go up. 

I do remember one year when I went to Kansas to hunt pheasants and really didn't feel tired at all at the end of the day while all the rest of my hunting partners were passing out during the coctail hour. 

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 Maybe I am wierd but I like to watch hunting shows after a day of hunting.  Helps me unwind and gives me ideas for new hunts and sometimes even tips.  Some shows are better than other for good tips.  Some are just junk tips.

Boy I wished that I could do that.  Usually all I want to do is get a hot shower a meal and then hit the sack, and sometimes you can forget the meal.  But I guess that there is a difference in terrian between Kansas and Colorado.  I start at 6500 feet and go up. 

I do remember one year when I went to Kansas to hunt pheasants and really didn't feel tired at all at the end of the day while all the rest of my hunting partners were passing out during the coctail hour. 

Yes, white tail deer hunting sitting on a stand is not too taxing, but when it is cold out the only thing I can think of is getting home to the shower and meal too.  Being on stand all day really makes a guy understand the phrase chilled to the bone.  It takes a long time in a hot shower to warm up.

I usually watch the shows after I've eaten and gotten into bed.  Just a way to help me unwind.

 

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My TV is very limited during

My TV is very limited during hunting season.  I do howver DVR alot of the shows I like to watch.  But most of the time if they are hunting something I have no interest in which is not much I will delete it.  I tend to like to watch them hunting elk, mule deer and antelope and then over course waterfowl.  Mostly beacuse that is what I spend the majority of my time hunting.

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