Ok here we go with an argument I see it already.It takes away from honoring the sport. I think the shows are the reasons that many hunters dwell on the rack and not shoot does or yearlings.
Think about this for a minute. The reason most Outfitters cost so much money is cause of the T.V. shows and Magazines. I have been on 3 hunts that were with outfitters, 1 in Texas for boar, and 2 in Kentucky with the same outfitter. Neither of them were expensive. But if you look at the places that cost the most, its because your PAYING TO HUNT A TROPHY! Most people pay the money for that reason. I said this before but here it goes again. I am from PA, and when I was younger If it was brown, it was down. No matter if it were a spike or monster 10 pointer, button bucks or yearling does. But since the inception of antler restrictions in PA, we now have a REAL managment program that is working. Ask anyone that Has hunted PA and they will tell you that this was the greatest thing to happen. Last year I saw about a dozen 120 cl [no swearing please] bucks. You won't see that here in NJ. That is why people pay to go else where, for that once in a lifetime opportunity for a trophy. I agree that most shows only show trophies, but a trophy is in the eye of the beholder. Because of the fact that I already have several hanging on my wall is the reason I only TROPHY hunt, as some would say, every year. These shows just show us what some states have to offer, the management that is in place, and the benefits of it. Ask 35 Whelen or BHC, they are going to Iowa, and didnt pay that much to go, in my opinion. But if you were to go somewhere that a TV show has been your gonna pay double, and that is the only down side to some of these shows. One of my favorite shows is Dream Season. and they hunt diffrent states that you wouldnt even consider trophy states, but the big bucks are there, and even here in NJ.I THINK THAT ALOT OF HUNTING AND FISHING SHOWS MAKE IT SEEM LIKE YOU HAVE ALL THIS MONEY TO GO BUY THE LATEST GUNS AND HUNTING AND FISHING GEAR. THEY HAVE SO MUCH MONEY THAT THEY DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH IT REALLY IS FOR AN AVERAGE HUNTER.
I agree!!! The drury brothers have shows where they take does and bucks with bad genetics or older deer past their prime that should be taken out of the herd. I really enjoy watching them. They take the time to explain everything they are looking for and everything they are doing...A very good show![up]Drury Outdoors has a very good show