Friday, June 20, 2008

What's Up With All These Kill Shots?

I've been surfing You Tube a lot lately looking at many of the different hunting videos out there and one thing that kind of bothers me is all the videos with compilations of kill shots. I love to see a successful hunt just like the next guy but in my opinion these videos really make hunting look bad.

Here is my advice for hunting video makers- "Tell the story- Lets convey the joy of the hunt, the anticipation the failures and the success. Hunting isn't just about killing. It is about the joy of being outdoors, fellowship with friends, the stock, getting close to God's creations...." For the non hunter these videos must appear just barbaric.

Just my 2 cents for today. I'll climb off my soap box now!

Hunt hard and shoot straight and if you video tape your hunt tell a story!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hear you!

And I'm a television producer/host (www.scottlindenoutdoors.com), focusing on bird hunting and bird dogs. If that's the best these so-called video producers have to share with us, they're destined for the video toilet bowl.

Yes, killing things is the logical conclusion to the hunt. There's nothing wrong with it, in fact, as responsible representatives of our sport we should not HIDE the fact that things die when we hunt.

But like the shakey, grainy, poorly-framed videos that skateboard videos have made famous, multi-kill sequences are often just a way to hide the fact that the producer is not very skillful, or has no story to tell.

www.scottlindenoutdoors.com

Foremost Media said...

Scott, Thanks for visiting our site and your comments. I love your blog and have added it to my blog roll here on this site as well as on my new hunting site: http://www.foremosthunting.com/Community/MemberHuntingBlogs/tabid/81/Default.aspx

Keep up the good work and thanks for the feedback!

Scott Linden said...

PS: Just added links to some of MY TV show excerpts. If you like dog work, check out recent posts at www.scottlindenoutdoors.com. Also am opening up the comments section (duh!) and would love to hear from you. Scott

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