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How many of you know who Alan Altizer and Barry Wenzel is, now that was the good days of watchable hunting shows, now it is hard to watch Hollywood hunting.
What are your feelings on the hunting shows of today?
 

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You missed many others that were great legacy hunters. Some that came a generation or two prior to these guys. Both knew/know how to proficiently hunt especially with a bow.

Books have value. Though Wensels DVDs from two years ago were pure gold. That being said, there are some folks today that are as smart and driven as the two you’ve listed. There are also many others who don’t put their name or accomplishments out there.

Hunting TV is marketing- promotional staff, not professional- sort of like watching porn for relationship advice or how to make your pizza delivery job a whole lot more entertaining.
 

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The shows push product as Job #1 and well match the largest % of shooters/hunters/hunting of today and, not just the deer swatting tv shows.💡

Basically tho, they are not much different in other than production quality as the representing of hunting and attitudes of the times are pretty much equal.
Spokesmodels, male and female, have certainly achieved a greater value re viewership numbers.
 

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Most of them are not even real. Numerous clips filmed at different times and edited to look like a seamless hunt. Recently one aired that was sooooo manufactured that it made the very young woman look like a fool. Not shooting this giant buck as it slowly walked back and forth a few times 15 yards from the blind due to one bad excuse after another. Made for a not of drama......NOT ! it's obvious that the buck footage was filmed at a different time, and the scenes inside the blind were filmed at another. You never see both at the same time.
 

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How many of you know who Alan Altizer and Barry Wenzel is, now that was the good days of watchable hunting shows, now it is hard to watch Hollywood hunting.
What are your feelings on the hunting shows of today?
I remember them. The Wenzel brothers used to live in the Bitterroot Valley, but since have moved to Iowa. As far as todays hunting shows, they are more advertising than hunting. The sponsors provide the money in return for the advertising, as is the case for all shows. Todays so called " Professional Hunters" use that money to lease up all of the land they can. This, IMO, is where the idea of leasing land came from, and it has pretty much ruined hunting for the average working class people who used to get permission from local land owners to hunt their property. Nowadays you either own land or lease land to hunt. If not, you're hunting public land.
 
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