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Larry Weishuhn is a phony!!

Every year as summer winds down and fall approachs the usual excitement of hunting overwhelms me. I make sure my gear is ready as other magazines I read are passed over more frequently for the hunting mags. My hikes in the woods  turn into scouting trips. As this hunger consumes me I often find myself drawn to The VS channel on my TV and end up sitting in disgust listioning to the "EXPERTS" Like Larry Weishuhn talk about managment of deer, and food supplement etc... I sit and watch Larry sitting there in a shack with his scarf and gloves on or on the ground over looking a long shooting range or an open field which have recently had deer food sprinkled on the ground(supplement) and watch as large buck after buck pass by until the "Monster" shooter buck  apears the he takes all the time in the world to set up his tripod and talks about the deer to the camera man and then makes a shot! Wow congrat's you just shot a fish in a barrel from a nice steady rest on a guided hunt over bait in high fenced private property. Now your going to give me expert advice on deer management and how to be a hunter!! Lets talked about real life. Most hunters know this is complete BS but it does create this image that focus's on the quality of the deer verse the quality of the hunt. Lets get back to getting a buck thats a trophy to the individual, or a trophy for the area. A real hunt, that involves scouting, stand location, sitting for hours days on end and all the little things that add up untill that second you release that arrow or pull that trigger. This is hunting! Not shooting, which all Larry W is, a shooter! and he's not even that good at that because he can't make a shot with out his trusty tripod. By the way Lar, You would never have a chance to set that thing up to get a shot here in the NE. All that moving you do alone would scare anything away let alone all the time you take to set up. Try practicing a little and learn to shoot free hand. Everyone do not compare yourself to these people, This Television set up to sell products. Larry Weishunn is no different then slap chop guy, A phony with a fake hunt. Look to real hunters that don't get paid to hunt or pay to hunt. May everyones prayers be with Captain Tred Barter a True Hunter, Fisherman on TV

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really the only shows i like

really the only shows i like are the ones that are real life public land hunts. Eastmans has a good show, as well as On your own adventures, both are public land D I Y hunt for the most part I think Eastmans sometimes are on Ranches. but I dont like the guided high fence game ranches that most the "pros" hunt on. So  i agree wiith you on these phony pros giving expert advice. i dont need advice on hunting game farms. thanks but no thanks

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Actually, I like Larry and

Actually, I like Larry and think he is one of the lesser offenders out there.  The idiots on Bucks of Tecamote, who can pick and chose between 30 bucks, and Hank Parker, who's main sponsor is a deer bait company, or way worse.

 

At least half the time Larry will hunt other areas of the country

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your right

Larry is the lesser of the bunch, i guess i meant in general i dont like the farm hunters, not really trying to single out people . just in general. what i like to see is DIY public land hunting, to me thats real life average joe hunting.

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Larry

A buddy of mine met Larry and said he's a really nice guy to talk to but I think he is by far the worst guy to be on a hunting show period.  I watched one episode where he clearly shoots at a 10 point non-typical and you hear him say "nic shot" even though he obviously missed.  The camera cuts away and they come back tracking and he walks up to an 8 point typical saying "yeah, I knew a made a good shot on that deer".  then, he had a show here in Pa which I thought was really odd since we have pretty much no fair chase outfitters here.  Sure enough I found the "outfitters" site and saw the exact deer that Larry shot.  They even named him and had a pic of the deer laying in the yard about 5 feet from the camera with an ear tag in it.  Of course the ear tag was removed for Larry to "hunt" him.

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interesting

thats interesting, i'm not a fan of those deer farms. its funny to me that these pros try to pass them off as "fair chase" hunts, when in reality its like shooting deer in a barrel. thats why i dont watch those shows to much anymore.

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I guess before reading all

I guess before reading all this, I'd think it was pretty wierd that someone would hate Larry that much. He just seems like a pretty chill guy. I guess not though. But anyone that watches these shows needs to understand that they are not what they are portraying. There is so much staged footage it is not even funny. But for the most, part they are still entertaining though. When I get up in the morning and I have a choice between watching hunting shows (even bad ones) and almost anything else, I'm going with the hunting shows. Although I sometimes find myself cursing the jerks that sometimes make us look bad, the majority of the shows atleast get me thinking about my biggest passion; big game hunting.

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Phony

I hate to burst any bubbles here but all TV hunts and fishing shows are "phony". I walked into a friends bait shop one day and noticed 5 or 6 nice walleyes in a large minnow tank. He told me that these were fish that would be caught by ____________ , a famous host of a fishing show. They were dropped off to be kept alive for the host to "catch" in a few days.

I have met several camera crews for hunting shows who have all said the same thing. " If it is a hunting show on TV it is all set up." I am almost sure there could be an honest fair chase segment aired occasionally on TV but they are as rare as an honest politician.

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of course

Of course all hunting shows have staged footage and are on private reserves.  What I hate is when someone tries to play you for a fool and does it poorly.  The show where Larry shot at a completely different buck than he walked up to just irked me.  To me it said that he has lost touch with hunters so much that he must actually think we're a bunch of brainwashed lemmings to actually believe it was the same deer!  I mean, are you that hard up for footage that you'll try and pull something off that obvious?  The high fence farm was a little much too.  I mean, if you're going to hunt a farm at least make it in a state that actually has fair chase outfitters.  And for heaven's sake don't put a pic of your deer alive with and eartag and his NAME on the front page of the website!

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Anyone remember the video

Anyone remember the video from a couple of years ago where you could see a guy in a treestand, who "shoots" a deer.  Ends up it was Jimmy Houston, I think, and you could actually see the arrow bounce off the deer.  It was a dud arrow, and they drugged the deer and let JH pose with him.  You can see other deer in the background running along a fence, and can even see the chain link fence.... The owners of that place were tried for many charges in federal court.

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Phoney

To me the worst are the bear hunting shows. They shoot a 120 pound bear and pose with a much larger bear or sit 6 feet behind the small bear to make it look big on film.  I know a film crew who filmed a  130 pound class bear being shot with an arrow. They could not find their bear so they asked another hunter in the same camp if they could use his 200+ pound bear to film with the host. He agreed and they filmed it as though it was theirs.

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