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.
I've spent countless hours either on my hands and knees or bent over, messing up my back, looking for blood. One such instance I remember most was a hog hunt a few years ago in Mississippi. I had never shot a hog so when I poked a hole in this guy; I was determined to find him. Wearing snake leggings, I crawled on my hands and knees through the briars and the brambles and bushes where a rabbit wouldn't go. I found a spot of blood here and there but never the pig. And lucky for me, I didn't find...