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.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...