Yeah I cannot see how they can pull it off especially when hunting elk from the ground with a bow. I find it hard enough to move thru woods quietly alone let alone with a camerman or two and maybe even a guide in tow. Then there is always waiting to make sure they have the "shot" beofre you can even take a shot.....could not do it.
Someone should do an episode on the cameraman. Think about some of the hunts where the hunter and guide are hustling up steep terrain to get the shot. There is a cameraman behind them keeping up while hauling heavy camera gear and keeping everything focused. A real unsung hero job if you ask me.
Well, believe it or not, alot of that is done after the fact. All the "stalking", everything, is reenacted. Plus, the cameras these guys use nowadays are not very big at all. heck, if they can make an Iphone that has HD quality video in it, it doesn't need to be much bigger to produce TV quality footage. It would almost be like hunting with a guide. Just having someone tag alone.
Well just great, burst my ballon that these guys were doing something special. I guess you're right about the new equipment, but it still adds to the challenge. I wonder how much is done after the fact, but I am sure you're right since I can't believe they get away with all the talking and moving they do while on stand.
Understanding wind currents and thermals in hilly, broken terrain can often be incredibly frustrating. I've found that collecting and storing milkweed seed pods during the late summer has made me a better hunter in the bluff country that I hunt. These little feather like seed dispersers will float on the lightest of air currents and will show you what the wind is not only doing right at you're location but more importantly down range. I like to use the off season to float them...