…Agree but we don’t splatter bad shots all over the TV
You have a point there, when is the last time you watched a TV rifle hunt where the animal was gut shot, running off with its entrails being pulled from its belly? I’ve seen this happen on a hunt (not me, I don’t like to take running shots), but I bet you’ll never see it on American Rifleman, etc.
Although, I did see a rifle Polar Bear hunt where a Hail Mary shot was taken hitting the bear in the butt, and it was filmed with the bear dragging his bloody rear through the snow bawling, until the hunter could get close enough to make a good shot…another show that should have never made it to public viewing, at least not without a lot of editing.
I don’t understand why we are cautioned to not offend while transporting game home, when stuff like this makes it on TV?
Well, I’m still rethinking my position…I do have to agree that bad things happen, and we try hard to avoid them, and ‘hiding’ them would be deceptive. On the other hand, it seems like we are ‘cutting our own throats’ to fuel anti-hunting sentiment.
Heck, I don’t know what to think…
Edit: Do you think it has something to do with all the money spent to make these productions rather than the ethics of it?[/quote:1vew1cmy]
Here is the main reason I feel the way I do. Anti-hunters are going to be anti-hunters no matter what is shown on TV. Hunting videos should be made with the hunter in mind and not everyone else. It should be a real experience and not a Hollywood movie. Most non hunters are not going to flip to The Outdoor channel to watch a hunting show. Even if they did, do you think it would surprise them to see someone shoot an animal as large as a bison without getting full penetration? Now I agree that the polar bear hunt never should have been shown without extensive editing. That or they should have said here is a prime example of what not to do.
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