What is the Future Image of Outdoor TV

Posted by Kevin Eason September 1, 2012

Over the last couple, of months while working on our new website I have been thinking of the direction of the hunting world as we know it. It has changed so much over the last 10 years. It has had me thinking of all the reason that I started hunting and what it meant to me. It reminded me of my first hunts, were the sight of a couple of does and a few squirrels were enough to pump me up. It was the thrill of being in nature up close with all of God’s creation. When the excitement of watching a young buck chase doe’s by your favorite stand was enough to make a great hunt.  Is it that simple? “The hunter’s first thrill of a close encounter” that gets us hooked on the sport.


I read a Blog today by Dave Hurteau of Whitetale 365 a hunting blog found on Field and Stream. It was titled Todays Challenge: Say Something Nice About Outdoor TV In the article Dave Hurteau says “I don’t think it’s that much of a mystery. Watching a giant buck come trotting through the hedge apples or weaving through the bluestem or thumping over the oak flat with the morning light on him is a rare, rare sight for most of us. To see it, many of us are willing to put up with a circus of grade-school antics and a cascade of moronic clichés. Like it or not, outdoor TV is more and more the (or at least a) public face of our sport. And while we absolutely should piss and moan when we don’t like the way we are being represented, we should also stand up and point and shout when it’s done right.”


 Watching hunting videos and Outdoor TV made me a much better hunter than I was ten years ago. But lately it seams to me that there is something lost in the translation of the outdoor television shows. The average hunter has more information available to him than ever before and has the potential to kill big bucks just like on TV, Sure it takes a ton of hard work and dedication to making it happen, but when it happens!!! The level of enthusiasm and true heart that goes into a hunt that you have worked so hard toward, surely can not be miss translated.


In this fast paced world, we live in today is the demand for more buck kills on film, and the search for the biggest bucks caused us to lose focus on what the future of our sport is? Where do we go form here? For as many hunters today that focus on trophy hunting, there are 3 times as many hunters that are happy to put meat on the table.


How do we properly portrait the correct image our sport?


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Deer Hunting Video- Chuck 2011 Chasing The Big 8 Pointer

Posted by Kevin Eason June 11, 2012

Did all the hard work finally pay off for Chuck? These guys have got to be some of the hardest working off season hunters you’ll ever meet.

They put so much effort trying to optimize their property and quality of the deer herd. The hard work is about to pay off as this beautiful wide spread 8 point started showing himself on one of the many trail camera’s set up around the farm.

After a few week hiatus he showed himself again at the opposite end of the property. When the conditions were right these boys knew where they had to be to move in make something happen.

The Big 8 read the script but was Chuck up for the challenge?

Check in to see how this whole story unfolds.

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