I understand it's all about the cash/advertising but I love to see when they take a 6 point or a small 8 or a doe (Ted Nugent for example). To me, that seems more realistic and would connect better with their audience. Especially when the hunters are just as passionate about their doe as they were about their monster buck.
I mean we've all taken a doe for the freezer and while we may not get to hang her on the wall, we are all still proud of the hunt nonetheless. I guess the thrill of the chase and the hunt for the hunt's sake seem to be missing in some of these shows.
You've got it right too. The scenes and being in the wild are great to see. They get my blood going and I can't wait to hunt fair away places again.
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