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Does watching videos of other hunters killing deer bother you?

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View Poll Results: Does it bother you to watch other hunters kill deer?
No, I enjoy vicariously experiencing other people's hunts
21
37.50%
No, I learn how to be a better hunter by watching hunting videos
29
51.79%
Somewhat, but I occasionally watch to both learn and see great deer being taken
5
8.93%
Yes, seeing deer killed by a third party bothers me.
1
1.79%
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Does watching videos of other hunters killing deer bother you?

Old 02-17-2010, 03:42 PM
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Default Does watching videos of other hunters killing deer bother you?

I ask because, although I really enjoy hunting and have no trouble shooting a deer, gutting a deer and the like, I don't really like watching other hunters shoot an animal.

I am not being at all judgemental, just wondring if other feel the same way.
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:30 PM
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it doesn't bother me one bit, except maybe a tiny bit jealous of some of the big boys they get-lol! someday i will get mine! patiently waiting..........
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:32 PM
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i like to watch hunting shows/videos to become a better hunter. BUT it does bother me that people get to hunt or do things involved with hunting 24/7 365
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:35 PM
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Doesn't bother me in the least bit! I learn from their shots! Canned hunt or not, I like to see the hit and the games reaction!
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:58 PM
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Nope. Not at all. I enjoy the joy/enthusiasm and excitement of another persons hunt.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:06 PM
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I would recommend you see a doctor but I think I can save ya the time and a couple bucks.

We live in a great country with many, many freedoms...........don't watch those videos.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:06 PM
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It doesn't bother me to watch most shows but a lot of it is BS . Some renowned hunter goes to a ranch where the guide or whatever has installed some treestands in ideal locations . When the "shooter" nails a deer and trails it , he acts surprised when he spots the deer and the cameraman is standing on the other side catching the surprised look . Or ........ a deer is shot in broad daylight and they take the just found pics in the dark using the camera lights .
I never ever watch any of the Jackie Bushwacker shows !
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:30 PM
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I can't imagine being able to shoot a deer but not be able to watch someone else shoot one. Wouldn't that make you think twice why you are hunting?

I would have to say that I don't think I learn too much from hunting shows. With only a half hor shows and most of it dedicated to promoting sponsors I don't think they have enough time to teach much. I do like to see shot placements and how far there deer run just for future reference.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:37 PM
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I saw a do it yourself show on the outdoor channel that was really cool, one was diy elk hunt in montana and the other was a diy antelope hunt in wyoming. It was nice to see a "real" hunting show for a change.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:00 PM
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Doesn't bother me at all. I realize most of the show is commercials, and sponsors, but the kill shots are why I watch them. As others have said, I try to learn something from the animal reaction.
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